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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- Author: Stieg Larsson
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- Stieg Larsson
- Reg Keeland
- Quercus Publishing Plc
- Quercus Publishing Plc
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- Millennium Trilogy
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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 organisations. He died in 2004, soon after delivering the text of the novels that make up the Millennium Trilogy.
Winner of Galaxy British Book Awards: Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year 2009. Shortlisted for CWA Duncan Lawrie International Dagger 2008. Shortlisted for Heathrow Travel Product Award: Travel Read, Fiction 2009. Joint winner for CrimeFest Sounds of Crime Award (Abridged) 2006.
A most intriguing and attention capturing book I have read in a long time!
A curious female protagonist in the form of Lisbeth Salander, hacker and social outcast. The male protagonist is Mikael Blomvist, journalist with the morals of a Swedish James Bond. Unusual as there are two quite distinct story lines running through the book, with the “missing persons case” being particularly puzzling. Gripping novel, although there are a few coincidences that are a bit of a stretch (daughter recently involved in bible studies conveniently and unexpectedly comes to visit and solves part of the puzzle, never to appear in the following two novels). A good mystery novel.
If you can get through the first few pages that set the scene in sometimes a confusing way, it's brilliant and far better than the movie. Its an intense thriller that I couldn't put down.
The Millenium Trilogy has to be the most slowest and boring set of books I have read to date. Stieg Larrson could have written all 3 books in 1. All three books take forever to get into and only the last 30% of the each book pick up pace and the story becomes interesting. I found he repeats everything he said in book 1 in book 2 and from book 2 into book 3. So many unnecessary characters are introduced to tell the same story which can cause confusion, particularly if you put the book down for longer than a week. If you are one of those readers who expects a book to grip you within the first 2-5 chapters, dont bother with this one. Rather watch the movies if you want to jump on the hype.
It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers an unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, corruption in the highest and unexpected connection between themselves.
I read this book on holiday after as a hand down from my cousin and thouroughly enjoyed it. It took about four chapters to get into it but then could not put it down. There are two stories intertwined into one, which makes it very interesting. This book has been directly translated and this is sometimes comical. As a non european reader it is sometimes difficult to relate to the names and places without having to look things up. I grew up in Europe and found I could relate. The main chahracters are not your run of the mill crime novel ones and this adds to the suspense. Overall I found this a great book and am busy reading the second book in the series. It is a pitty the author has passed away as I believe there was more to come ...
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