The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2008 - Blomkvist, Mikael - 656 pages
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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.

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They say the third time is the charm, and in this case, I think it was more the audiobook than the third time. I felt time and time again picking up this book that it just wasn't moving fast enough to ... Read full review

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Go ahead and get all three books. Once you read this one, you'll want to read the others. However, it does get a bit graphic in terms of the violence and sex. It is also critical of religious fundamentalists and extremists, though not necessarily moderate or liberal religious people. Read full review

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