9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Good try, but no cigar,
This review is from: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo (Hardcover)
Like the Pride Prejudice and Zombies, and Sense Sensibility and Sea Monsters books, this is a conceit following the rough outline of a highly successful original book - in this case Steig Larssons 'the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' - but also attempting to plough its own furrow. I feel it's very difficult to find the ideal balance between an original thought and keeping the whole purpose of the book - ie a satire (or something) on Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The book is well written and for any fantasy fiction fan who hadn't read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it would no doubt be an interesting read. For me, it's just made me want to go back and reread the original. Good Try but no cigar.