I really want to like these books. I do.
It's just that this book, as with the first, is so difficult to like.
With the first book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it took me FOUR
weeks to read. FOUR. I am a very fast reader, so this was highly
unusual for me, but I just couldnt get into the book.
The first half bored me to death and the second half was riveting.
Unfortunately, this book is similar. I finished it fairly quickly, but only
because I couldnt wait to just be done with it.
The first three quarters of the book are painfully dull,
while the last quarter was actually quite interesting.
It feels as if the author tries to use large words, statistics and nonsense to fill the space
before the interesting part. Most of the book felt like "filler" and not substance.
Overall, I thought this book was a dull, painful read with a good ending.
Im not sure exactly why, but I will probably read the third book.
Maybe because it doesnt feel right to only read two-thirds of a trilogy.
Or maybe because Im a glutton for punishment.
Whatever the reason, when Ive built up some tolerance, Ill dive into the third book
and finish up this overrated (in my opinion) series.
Has anyone else read these books? If so, what did you think?