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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Book 1 of the Millennium Trilogy

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Book 1 of the Millennium Trilogy

Paperback Random House Large Print (Cloth/Paper)

By (author) Stieg Larsson, Translated by Reg Keeland

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 800 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 36mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 6 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0739384155
  • ISBN 13: 9780739384152
  • Edition: Large type / large print
  • Edition statement: large type edition
  • Sales rank: 275,581

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An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel. Harriet Vanger, a 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 pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.

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Stieg Larsson was the editor in chief of the magazine "Expo." He was a leading expert on anti-democratic, right-wing extremist organizations. He died in 2004, soon after delivering the manuscripts of the novels The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland.

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"An intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller that is variously a serial-killer saga, a search for a missing person and an informed glimpse into the worlds of journalism and business . . . Lisbeth is a punk Watson to Mikael's dapper Holmes, and she's the coolest crime-fighting sidekick to come along in many years." -"Washington Post ""An exceptional effort for a first-time crime novelist. In fact, a fine effort for any crime novelist . . . This book is meticulously plotted, beautifully paced, and features a cast of two indelible sleuths and many juicy suspects." -"Boston Globe" "Combine the chilly Swedish backdrop and moody psychodrama of a Bergman movie with the grisly pyrotechnics of a serial-killer thriller, then add an angry punk heroine and a down-on-his-luck investigative journalist, and you have the ingredients of Stieg Larsson's first novel." -Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times ""The book lands in the United States as Wall Street sputters and global markets clench, a timely fit to Larsson's themes of corporate corruption. He tells his crime story cleverly, but the zing in "Dragon Tattoo "is inked in its two central characters." -"Cleveland Plain Dealer ""A super-smart amalgam of the corporate corruption tale, legal thriller and dysfunctional-family psychological suspense story. It's witty and unflinching . . . Larsson's multi-pieced plot snaps together as neatly as an Ikea bookcase, but even more satisfying is the anti-social character of Salander." -Maureen Corrigan, "Fresh Air "(NPR) " ""It's like a blast of cold, fresh air to read "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" . . . It features at its center two unique and fascinating characters: a disgraced financial journalist and the absolutely marvelous 24-year-old Lisbeth Salander-a computer-hacking Pippi Longstocking with pierced eyebrows and a survival instinct that should scare anyone who gets in her way." -"Chicago Tribune " "Lar