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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, September 2008
Millennium #1
by Stieg Larsson

Knopf
Featuring: Mikael Blomkvist; Lisbeth Salander
480 pages
ISBN: 0307269752
EAN: 9780307269751
Kindle: B0015DROBO
Hardcover / e-Book
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"Totally captivating novel of mystery, intrigue and romance."

Fresh Fiction Review

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson

Reviewed by Morgan Chilson
Posted August 15, 2008

Suspense Psychological | Thriller Crime

Mikael Blomquist hurt his reputation as a journalist of integrity when he ran a story about a businessman that he couldn't back up with proof. Now, he's prepared to retire to the "country" for awhile and take on an intriguing task until he figures out what to do. But as Mikael begins looking into the 40-year-old disappearance of young Harriet Vanger, he's drawn into an intricate web of politics and deceit.

Partnering with him on his quest for the truth is the decidedly odd but brilliant Lisbeth Salander. Sporting a dragon tattoo and a standoffish attitude that hides deep wells of hurt, Lisbeth will pull you through this novel at a breakneck pace.

I could not put this book down. It's one of the best crime fiction books I have ever read, and I read it with an infinite sadness knowing the author delivered three manuscripts to his publisher and died weeks later. It's terrible thinking that we'll see no more than those three books from this fabulous author. Seriously, this is a must- read book.

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SUMMARY

A sensation across Europe—millions of copies sold

A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue.

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 octogenarian 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 possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age—and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness to go with it—who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism—and an unexpected connection between themselves.

It’s a contagiously exciting, stunningly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives.

Translator = Reg Keeland

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