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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson
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PublisherVintage
Release Date2008-09-16 (added to CC 6 Jul 2010)
Amazon Sales Rank2
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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Member Reviews
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All the trilogy is amazing ! I do not really expect such a story written with that details. It is boring in the first pages but if someone had the strong to continue, will have a tasteful reading.
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Larsson certainly understood how to develop character.
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The best of the three books he wrote but not by much. It's a good story fairly well told. The problem could be with the translation into english. I would tell you to read it if you have nothing better to read.
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(8 Nov 2011)
Fantastic book and series. Not often do you see the "heroine" be so aggessive and smart. Usually she ends up as a sidekick
(24 Oct 2011)
The first five chapters were full of setting and very little action. The instant I read the last sentence of the fifth chapter, I was hooked. Great character development and plot twists.
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Overall, the book was thrilling, though it didn't hook me until about 70 pages in, and the last 10% (after the mystery was solved) was rather dull and unnecessary.
Also, it's an excellent study in how not to do head-hopping. Not that he does it a lot, but when he does it's jarring.
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