The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2008 - Fiction - 465 pages
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An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.

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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User Review  - TysonAdams - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - bness2 - LibraryThing

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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About the author (2008)

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 manuscript for this and two subsequent novels.

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