I had two experiences this summer where I was very disappointed by a book. The first was The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
I’d heard a lot of praise for this book and series from several people whose reading opinions I respect. It was one of the first books I purchased on my Kindle and I felt sure that I would enjoy it. A murder mystery in Sweden with intriguingly dark characters- what’s not to love? But by the time I had read about ten percent of the book (for those of you who don’t have Kindles, that’s what you see instead of page numbers) I was frustrated. I wasn’t getting why everyone loved it so much. I tried again and again to keep on reading, and I finally got to around thirty percent before I gave up.
It took me awhile to figure out what wasn’t grabbing me. [Read more…]