The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Paperback)
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DescriptionAn International Bestselling Sensation A murder mystery, family saga, love story, and a tale of financial intrigue wrapped into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.Harriet Vanger, scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pieced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.
- Published: 23 June 2009
- Format: Paperback 644 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780307473479 ISBN 10: 0307473473
- Sales rank: 691
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Reviews for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
What a great book!
I was quite sceptical about reading this book due to all the hype. However I was surprised at how much I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are so well developed and it is one of those books where once you start you can't stop. by Tania Barnett
From first to last page in a day
I borowed the book from my friend because I have been listening about the book everywhere...
I started reading it on the bus on my way home and imediately found the book interesting...
Firstly I was a bit bothered about the mixed writing - jumping from one character doing to another but I soon got used to it...
The author describes the characters very well - they all have some sort of interesting personality, past and presence...The characters themselfes are interesting, not to mention the whole missing girl story...
Every once in a while i tried to stop reading but the story was just pulling me in and i was reading when i ate before i went to sleep and just could stop...
The book is an asembly of Sweden culture, Sweden nature, complex characters, some rough moments and none the less an interesting and misterius Vanger clan and the lost/missing/murdered Harriet...
The main characters Mikael, Lisbeth an Vanger are well characterized an very interesting....
A most for all the thriller lovers and also al other book worms by INES
- Top review
Larsson's Broken the Mould
Extraordinary. Stieg Larsson's thrilling novel, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo really does deserve the praise it has been given and its place atop the bestseller lists. It is different to any other crime novel I have read.
Larsson tells the story of his main characters Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, along with a great ensemble cast, in almost a clinically detailed fashion, providing the reader a birds-eye view of their lives. While I know some found the detail provided around the financial subject matter and the disclosure of the characters everyday routines laborious - it actually had the opposite effect on me. I found the subject matter easy to follow and this confrontingly open and honest writing style very refreshing (credit also goes to translator Reg Keeland). I was hooked from the moment I began reading, loving sinking my teeth into the detailed and complex storyline, fully aware that this first novel formed the platform for the trilogy.
Larsson builds his characters beautifully - they are complex individuals with both flaws and morals that his audience can identify and empathise with. Yes, there are certainly grisly and violent scenes in this novel. I did not find them overly disturbing though... they were simply part of the story being told. You soon begin to realise that the mystery being solved in the foreground is actually just a mechanism through which Larsson is telling the real story, that being the story of his hero and heroine, Blomkvist and Salander.
I can't wait to read the second novel in the Millennium Trilogy, The Girl Who Played with Fire. Larsson has written a crime thriller that has truly broken the mould - a must read!
Booklover Book Reviews by Joanne Peulen
I have never read a bookd from a foreign author before. I found this book to be interesting in learning about Swedish culture along with the fact that I couldn't put it down. The twists in the story and the rich characters were very well done. I bought this book at an airport to read while flying back to my home. It not only made the time go faster, but provided an avenue to get back to reading. The second book in the series is also excellent and I just ordered the third book. I am only sorry that the author has died. Have fun reading this book! by Stephen M Salins