The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Book One Of The Millennium Trilogy

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Penguin Canada, Jan 5, 2010 - Fiction - 480 pages
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a striking novel. Just when I was thinking there wasn't anything new on the horizon, along comes Stieg Larsson with this wonderfully unique story. I was completely absorbed.” —Michael Connelly "I doubt you will read a better book this year.” —Val McDermid Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence. But her uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone from her own deeply dysfunctional family. Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to investigate, but he quickly finds himself in over his head. He hires a competent assistant: the gifted and conscience-free computer specialist Lisbeth Salander, and the two unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.

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Definitely had high points and low points; the plot itself was intricate, fun, dark and twisted, but I think the challenge the translation presented was overwhelming at some points, and the text ... Read full review

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A solid thriller, but I was expecting more considering the hype surrounding it. The mystery itself, however, was very interesting and unfolded in a believable manner. Lisbeth Salander was also a fairly interesting character, even though she seemed a little less believable. Read full review

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Stieg Larsson (1954-2004) was the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Expo from 1999, and had previously worked at a major news agency for many years. He was one of the world’s leading experts on anti-democratic, right-wing extremist and Nazi organisations, and he was often consulted on that account. He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in November 2004, some time before the publication of his debut crime novel and first part of the Millennium Trilogy.

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