May 15, 2012 by Melissa
Here it is: I did not like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo…
I know every other person on earth read the trilogy and loved it. I am the one curmudgeon that didn’t. I don’t normally offer up this information as I get looks from people like I’m a leper, or worse, that kind of book snob, which I’m not. I really don’t care what people read-every one has their reasons for reading what they do: to escape, to learn, to think, to laugh, to get hot and bothered…I don’t care. I just didn’t like this book. I apologize if I offend you but I have my reasons. You don’t have to try to get me to rethink the book or tell me what you loved in an attempt to change my mind. In fact, that might actually make me like it even less. I’m stubborn like that.
I did, however, like the original swedish version of the movie (I haven’t seen the Finch version)-I thought it made for great cinema and am looking forward to seeing the rest of the trilogy in movie form. I just won’t be reading the books.
There are lots of books that I really like that others don’t. I don’t take offense to that. Reading is a very personal endeavor and me saying I liked a book shouldn’t make you feel bad if you didn’t like it and vice versa.
Are there items in popular culture that you didn’t/don’t like? Have you fessed up?