At first I didn't like this book, but the more I read the more I grew to like it. It's definitely an awesome book, and it's so much about how the world is now, it's amazing. Considering it was written long before most of that stuff existed. It's awesome! Read it, read it NOW!
I read this with the expectation that I would be intrigued. I had heard a great many good things about this. Honestly, for a noir novel this one felt pretty flat. It wasn't poorly written by any means. It just didn't have the "something" it needed to bring it to life. Perhaps it was the characters. I didn't find myself excited to turn the page. I just felt the need to finish it to say that I'd read it. I've read worse novels though. Worth reading at least once to say you've read it if you haven't yet. Other than that, meh.
I read this book in 5th or 6th grade, and I remember loving the story. I just couldn't put the book down. Probably because the name almost reminds me of my own. But the adventure is definitely worth a read, and I'm looking forward to the movie.
The first time I tried to read this I had a hard time getting into it. But I gave it a second chance, and I was very glad I did. It starts off slow, but the story gets much better as it goes along. I actually picked up the second book to this series, and I intend to finish the series.
I enjoyed this book. It has many short stories in it. Some are better than others. I ended up reading some of the stories more than once. I still own this book, and intend to keep it and possibly read it a third time.
Decided that since this book was so short, that I'd just sit down and read it through. I did, in a couple of hours. Definitely kept my interest. It was irritating at first, but as the book went on things became more clear. My biggest beef with this book is that it was so short and wasn't as in depth as it could have been on some parts. I suppose it leaves the mind to debate some things though.
After reading the first two books of this series I was disappointed in this one. I had a hard time picking it up and continuing to read it. I just couldn't get into it that much. I did however manage to finish it. But after this I discontinued reading this series. It's just too long with descriptions and it gets really old after a while. I recommend reading books 1 and 2 and not continuing this series as it gets lame after that.
I loved this book. I remember a friend telling me about it a long time ago. Later on I found another friend who had the trilogy, and he let me borrow it. That's about the time I discovered R.A. Salvatore. I love the adventures of Drizzt and Guenhwyvar his magical cat. R.A. Salvatore is an excellent writer.
This was one of my favorite books as a freshman in high school. I spent hours reading this without putting it down. I'm unsure of how long it took me to read this one, but I can say I was definitely please.
Hated the language in this book, absolutely awful. I didn't mind the foul language, that was fine, but not for everyone for sure. The plot felt really weak up until the very end. At first I wasn't really sure what the story was about, after having read it I feel it's more clear. The characters were total shit, but I must admit I pitied Violet, and could relate to her. I don't think I'll ever read this again. It felt as if so much more should have been explained, or just left out all together if not important to the focus story.
I recommend this book to people who enjoyed Nicholas Sparks - A Walk To Remember because after having read this, I feel it's quite similar.
I enjoyed reading this book and I read it in two days. Thats a record for me reading a book. I wanted so badly to finish reading it. Yes I'm a slow reader. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a good southern story.
The first half of this novel was absolute sh*t. Why? Because it was long drawn out crap that could have easily been summarized, and should have been. I felt that the majority of it was entirely unnecessary to the story itself.
The second half of this book (well most of it) was rather good. I feel that this second half should have actually been the complete novel.
Near the end, say about the last 80 or so pages should have also been summarized. There was a lot of totally unnecessary wording incorporated into this story that really, it would have been stronger without.
All in all, this book was hard to get through. It took me about 3 or 4 months to get through.
I was expecting a fantastic novel with a great storyline and some really great characters. Instead, I was...how do I put this...It was unrewarding. It seemed stale. I guess after having read mystery/crime novels like Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, I just can't respect ones like The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo. Needless to say, I will not be reading the next in this series.
I had to read this for an English class. It was kind of boring but that's to be expected from an English literature class reading. It wasn't the worst thing I had to read that semester, actually it was one of the better reads.