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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Larsson, Stieg (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
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The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness--assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism--and a surprising connection between themselves.--From publisher description.
Authors: Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004
Title: The girl with the dragon tattoo
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Characteristics: 465 p. ;,25 cm.
Notes: Originally published: Stockholm : Norstedt, 2005.
Summary: The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness--assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism--and a surprising connection between themselves.--From publisher description.
Local Note: Accelerated Reader AR 65 10270
Additional Contributors: Keeland, Reg - 1943-
ISBN: 0307269752
9780307269751
Statement of Responsibility: Stieg Larsson ; translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.5 27.0 Quiz: 126808.
Subject Headings: Stockholm (Sweden) Fiction. Computer hackers Sweden Stockholm Fiction. Journalists Sweden Stockholm Fiction. Corruption Sweden Fiction. Rich people Sweden Fiction. Missing persons Investigation Sweden Stockholm Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Topical Term: Computer hackers
Journalists
Corruption
Rich people
Missing persons
LCCN: 2008017771
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Splendid. Be sure to have much time when you begin this book. You will want to read it cover to cover. And then you will want the second and then the third.

Aug 02, 2012
  • Krull14 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo left me in a certain state, although I must confess, I read the first 80 pages of this book last summer and couldn't get in to it, then I put it down. This summer, didn't have anything to read and STILL the first 80 pages were somewhat confusing with all the Corporations and Business journalism.
AFTER PAGE 80, THINGS PICK UP...The story unfolds in to several mind boggling dilemnas trying to be picked apart.
I specifically felt for Lisabeth Salander's character. Her story is truley dark, depressing, yet somehow she is still making a life for herself. Even though her character herself has "asocial" characteristics and she may seem isolated, I believe that through her story, you can understand why she is this way.
I can't wait to read more in the books to come, especially about Lisabeth Salanders character.
Re-reading the beginning of the book was well worth the rest of the 400 pages plus.
I recommend to those who aren't faint in the heart. Those who can handle reading situations based on murder, sadism, and other negative actions that some readers stay away from. I, on the other hand, tend to learn something from these situations that we are not very familiar with.

Jul 13, 2011
  • angry_skull rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

great book. I personally liked all the detail. This guy can weave a story.

Excellent trilogy. I enjoyed reading about Lisbeth's relationship with the Swedish justice and social services systems, and about prejudice and independent journalism. The third book is the best.

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