Thursday, March 31, 2011
The Girl with alot of Tattoos...and hacking skillz
I started this book on recommendation of a few of my colleagues and I have to say I couldn't put it down. The book is kind of seperated into two parts (which are tied into the main characters). In one story line, a financial reporter named Mikael gets sentenced to jail for libel comments (and possibly very true) against a big corporation. Afterwards the story takes us through his journey and how he plans to get even with the owneer. On the other story line, Mikael is offered a job to solve a murder that happened 40 years ago and calls in the assistance of a hacker/deviant/awesome girl named Lisbeth. (loving the name too!)
I didn't know really what to expect out of this novel and I definitely did not expect for the outcome to be the way it was--sorry folks, I'm trying not to give out spoilers here. So of course, I finished the book quickly because I loved the way it was written and how easily it flowed between the two situations. I thought it would take me forever to finish and it ended up being a very interesting read in a very short time.
MINI SPOILER ALERT:
My only dislike was how casually Mikael had sex with 3 women during the course of the book...it just didn't seem right, and it ended up hurting feelings. I don't know...I guess I'm old fashioned like that.
I was going to break up the series a bit by reading another book inbetween, but I think I've decided that I will stick with this until the bitter end!
Rating: 4 1/2 (I'm taking off the half because the guy is a playa!)