I can’t put a book down unfinished (read into that what you will, but it’s all you need to know about me, this is not an autoblogography) so you can imagine my dismay when I realise 10 pages in that a particular specimen contains less ingenuity and nuance than a hamster on prozac*.
Reading a review should guard against such catastrophes, and save me weeks of misery trying to work through The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Steig Larsson fans; shed all hope, you who enter) on my daily commute and actually finding myself relieved to arrive at work.
However, reviews which offer more than “good”, don’t give a summary of the whole plot, or take less time to read than the book itself have proved elusive. Hence, Booksbeccabuys provides you with an introduction to the plot and an evaluation of the novel’s overall effectiveness. In 100 words or less. Lovely.
*no hamsters were harmed during the writing of this post