No, not really. Hang on. There will be more about that in a moment.
I hope you have recovered from your New Year's celebrations and have completed your list of SMART goals and have already given up on at least one of them.
I do believe that the Hot Place has frozen over. That's right. This geek has finally finished the traveling book. Remember the traveling book?
The Girl Who Played With Fire
by Stieg Larsson
Graphic by 00dozo
Yeah, that one. It's the second in the series and follows The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
This great idea started with Unfinished. Ironically, he finished the book and shipped it to Quirky. One of her zombies tried to snack on it but she managed to read it before there was too much damage. Then it went to Boom-Boom who did not drop it in the lake or leave it on a camping trip. She delivered it to Dufus. Then it went for a swim and ended up on an island with 00dozo. All of these folks finished the book in practically one sitting and have even posted a book review.
I got a bit behind over Christmas but kicked it into high gear last week and whizzed right through it! YEEHAW!
Overall, I liked it. The book got off to a slow start but it picked up in the second half. I was a bit disappointed that it didn't totally finish the story, though. Now I must go out and get the next book.
Oh, I get it. That's an EXCELLENT marketing technique.
Evil Twin has fallen in love with Lisbeth Salander and wants to learn some of her methods of dealing with immoral jerks. She was particularly interested in that "hanging" escapade. YIKES! That Salander Girl/Woman/Batgirl is seriously volatile. I love the way she operates effectively in a controlled simmer.
I think the author did a good job balancing good and evil. It's engaging and I was able to relate to the characters as they seem to fit the balance of people we encounter in our daily lives. Wait. Let's hope we don't ever encounter as much evil as what's presented in the book. Once the story picked up, it was hard to put down. In the beginning, there were a few too many details of Lisbeth re-establishing herself in Sweden.
Once they finally revealed "All That Evil", I was a bit disappointed. Yeah, the character was truly evil but after knowing what they were talking about, it seemed a bit lame.
Ok. That's enough. I hope I didn't give too much away for those of you that have not read the book.
It's time to send the book to the next blogger. If you're interested let me know in the comment section.
Also, Hubby and I will be taking a little mini-vacation in a cold place. I hope to check in while we are away, possibly from a hot tub....