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The City Of Invention

The book reviews of UK children's author, Brian Keaney

Clunky, Ponderous And Enormously Over-Rated

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Reg Keeland, Stieg Larsson

This has to be one of the most overrated books I've ever encountered. The translation is clunky, featuring words like 'forsooth', 'anon' and 'gallimaufry'; the narrative is ponderous - all tell and no show; the tone is sanctimoniously politically correct; and the premise is utterly implausible.