Reflection on: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I’ve never been a big fan of overly hyped books so I kind of shrugged when, out of sheer curiosity, I got my hands on Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

I didn’t expect it to be this engaging.

It starts a little bit slow with the first few chapters providing a background knowledge on the plot. But I felt at times there are too many information to process in my brain that I only started grasping what is this and what is that later in the middle of the story (especially the quite complicated Vanger lineage).

But then when the plot begins to develop—in the fourth/fifth chapter—it’s really an engaging read! Just when I was about to put the book down a secret are revealed, one after another that I need to force myself to take a break from reading it on each end of the chapters.

If I were to sum up the whole book into one sentence, it would be: “revenge is sweet”.

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