Sunday, March 01, 2015

Top five books about revenge

Fanny Blake's books include With a Friend Like You, The Secrets Women Keep, What Women Want, and Women of a Dangerous Age.

One of her five top books about revenge, as shared at the Daily Express:
The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Although Lisbeth Salander’s desire for revenge against the men who tried to kill her and the government who nearly destroyed her life fires her throughout the trilogy, the scene that stays with me is in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Having been violently abused by her court-appointed guardian, the lawyer Bjurman, unable to trust the police, she takes matters into her own hands.

She tasers him, sodomises him and tattoos the words, ‘I am a sadistic pig, a pervert and a rapist’ across his chest.

A revenge he won’t forget.
Read about another book on the list.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo made Kat Rosenfield's list of the eight most famous body parts in fiction, Rebecca Jane Stokes's top ten list of books about women in peril…who fought back, Maureen Corrigan's top five list of crime & mystery novels of 2008, Camilla L√§ckberg's top ten list of Swedish crime novels, and is one of Lynda Bellingham's six best books. The Millennium Trilogy is one of Ken Follett's five best trilogies, and Lisbeth Salander is among Panayiota Kuvetakis's top ten fictional female friends we'd like to have as anything close to real-life friends and Anne Holt's top ten female detectives.

--Marshal Zeringue