The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 16, 2008 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel, the first in Stieg Larsson's thrilling Millenium series featuring Lisbeth Salander. Look for The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye featuring Lisbeth Salander, coming September 12th. 

Harriet Vanger, a 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 pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.
 

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Swedish Business wealthy family crazy secrets — Nazis, sadism, etc. good novel w/ many twists + turns Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly ... Read full review

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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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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
28
Section 4
48
Section 5
57
Section 6
76
Section 7
87
Section 8
97
Section 19
260
Section 20
275
Section 21
292
Section 22
304
Section 23
316
Section 24
332
Section 25
351
Section 26
353

Section 9
105
Section 10
124
Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
219
Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 27
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Section 28
382
Section 29
393
Section 30
413
Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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About the author (2008)

Stieg Larsson was the editor in chief of the magazine Expo. He was a leading expert on anti-democratic, right-wing extremist organizations. He died in 2004, soon after delivering the manuscripts of the novels The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland.

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