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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I don't get what the fuss is about this book and the rest of the series. I had to give up after 50 pages, mainly due to the long and waffley descriptions that seemed to fill the book. Read full review

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Saw the Swedish movie first then read the book. The movie is excellent and follows the book very well with only minor changes. The book is definitely better. Very well written. Read full review

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