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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage)

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AUTHOR: Stieg Larsson
ISBN: 0307454541

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage)
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by Stieg Larsson

Amazon.com ReviewAmazon Best of the Month, September 2008: Once you start The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, there's no turning back. This debut thriller--the first in a trilogy from the late Stieg Larsson--is a serious page-turner rivaling the best of Charlie Huston and Michael Connelly. Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him. Prospects appear bleak until an unexpected (and unsettling) offer to resurrect his name is extended by an old-school titan of Swedish industry. The catch--and there's always a catch--is that Blomkvist must first spend a year researching a mysterious disappearance that has remained unsolved for nearly four decades. With few other options, he accepts and enlists the help of investigator Lisbeth Salander, a misunderstood genius with a cache of authority issues. Little is as it seems in Larsson's novel, but there is at least one constant: you really don't want to mess with the girl with the dragon tattoo. --Dave Callanan


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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage)
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by Stieg Larsson

An International Bestselling Sensation

A murder mystery, family saga, love story, and a tale of financial intrigue wrapped into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.

Harriet Vanger, 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 pieced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption. The New York Times - Michiko Kakutani

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…It's Mr. Larsson's two protagonists—Carl Mikael Blomkvist, a reporter filling the role of detective, and his sidekick, Lisbeth Salander, a k a the girl with the dragon tattoo—who make this novel more than your run-of-the-mill mystery: they're both compelling, conflicted, complicated people, idiosyncratic in the extremeMore Reviews and RecommendationsBiography

Stieg Larsson, who lived in Sweden, was the editor-in-chief of the magazine Expo and a leading expert on antidemocratic right-wing extremist and Nazi organizations. He died in 2004, shortly after delivering the manuscripts for his Millennium novels, a trilogy of thrillers that became international bestsellers.More About the AuthorCustomer ReviewsReader Rating: Ratings: 180Reviews: 77See All ReviewsEuropean touchby Anonymous

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July 11, 2009: I really liked the fact that I did not know the plott before the writer gave it away, and even than. pretty grue plot though but luckily not too detailed,I usually dont like these type of cruelty things.last time I read anything like this was the black dahlia. I probably will read the girl who played with fire too. Freaky the writer has died...other remarkable fact is that I bought Stones fall by iain pears on the same day and... it has the same storyline to start, to write a biography of someone in order to find out more about a crime.

I Also Recommend: The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stone's Fall, Black Dahlia. One of the bestby Camsgrand2001

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July 08, 2009: I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. The title caught my attention. This book consumed my life until I finished it, and I was sad when I reached that last page. I wanted MORE. It was a bigger shock to find that Larsson had died, which is a real pity for someone that talented not to be able to share more. The book had such shocking plot lines. The characters were so unique. You either loved or hated them.Usually when I finish one book I have another at hand to begin. When you finish "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" you need time to ponder what you've just read.I will be looking forward to future Larsson publication. Who ever made the publication of Larsson's "Thank You."Camsgrand


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