The Time Will Come is a great meme hosted by Jodie over at Books For Company. The point of this meme is to list a book that has been sitting on our bookshelves unread for too long and we have been meaning to get round to for ages!
This week's pick is:
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
A sensation across Europe—millions of copies sold. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age—and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness to go with it—who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism—and an unexpected connection between themselves. It’s a contagiously exciting, stunningly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives.
We've had this book sitting on the bookshelf for a couple of years now and I still haven't got round to reading it. I've heard many great things about the whole Millennium trilogy (as it is called) and it does sound rather good. But the main reason I haven't read it yet is because of this:
Now, I'm not usually a fan of covers that have stills from the film, but this one is just exceptionally bad and off-putting for some reason. It's just making me not want to read it, which is a shame, really. So, I decided to put it into a "The Time Will Come" post, in the hopes that that will make me read it soon!
Has anyone read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo?? If so, what do you think about it?