Book Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Quercus (Paperback), 2005

251 Pages 

www.stieglarsson.com 

This book is part of my Popsugar reading challenge 2015 (http://www.popsugar.com/love/reading-challenge-2015-36071458). The category for this book is ‘a trilogy’.   

BLURB FROM THE COVER

THE INDUSTRIALIST

Henrik Vanger, head of the dynastic Vanger Corporation, is tormented by the loss of a child decades earlier and convinced that a member of his family has committed murder.

THE JOURNALIST

Mikael Blomkvist delves deep into the Vanger’s past to uncover the truth behind the unsolved mystery. But someone else wants the past to remain a secret and will go to any lengths to keep it that way.

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

Lisbeth Salander, the enigmatic, delinquent and dangerous security specialist, assists in the investigation. A genius computer hacker, she tolerates no restrictions placed upon her by individuals, society or the law.

EXTRACT 

The trial was irretrievably over; everything that could be said had been said, but he had never doubted that he would lose. The written verdict was handed down at 10.00 on Friday morning, and all that remained was a summing-up from the reporters waiting in the corridor outside the district court.

REVIEW

This was my first time reading Stieg Larsson.

I loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I get what all the fuss is about. This is one of the best thrillers I’ve read in ages. The characters were excellent. Lisbeth was my favourite. She’s one of the best fictional characters I’ve read in ages. I found her fascinating. I loved reading about the investigation into Harriet’s disappearance and the dark secrets this finally revealed.  Larsson does a great job of balancing both plots running through The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Larsson uses a lot of detail in his writing and goes into minute detail about everything. In some ways this shouldn’t work and the novel should be dense and over-written. However, Larsson manages to pull it off and every sentence is perfect. I look forward to reading The Girl Who Played With Fire, the second book in the trilogy.

RATING

5 STAR RATING

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Awesome review. Love this book!

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