Mystery & Thrillers

Books Reviewed:

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

What differentiates novels like The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo from other lengthy blockbusters like, say Gone Girl is that the former takes itself much too earnestly to be appreciated. TGwtDT is a bestseller, yes, but it deals with a serious topic no other book has touched: violence against women!

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl depicts how people forge intimate bonds with media images of beautiful crime victims while demonizing the suspects with perfect, biting satire. This book befriended me in my time of illness and self-pity. It was a twisted friend, one that fed upon my sickness and bad feelings.

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The Da Vinci Code By Dan Brown

Far from being the engaging blockbuster that I had heard, I found The Da Vinci Code to be an unremarkable let-down filled with flat characters and silly “twists.” Christians of all stripes, Gnostics, atheists, agnostics, historians, lovers of art, readers who enjoy characterization or fast-paced thrillers or even mildly entertaining books, all these people should…

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