Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

September 28, 2010 Whitney Review 3 Comments

Review: The Girl With The Dragon TattooThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Author Stieg Larsson
Series: Millennium #1
Publisher Knopf
Publication Date September 16th 2008
Source: Bought

Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him. Prospects appear bleak until an unexpected (and unsettling) offer to resurrect his name is extended by an old-school titan of Swedish industry. The catch—and there's always a catch—is that Blomkvist must first spend a year researching a mysterious disappearance that has remained unsolved for nearly four decades. With few other options, he accepts and enlists the help of investigator Lisbeth Salander, a misunderstood genius with a cache of authority issues. Little is as it seems in Larsson's novel, but there is at least one constant: you really don't want to mess with the girl with the dragon tattoo.

Lisbeth Salander is the Nancy Drew for adults, she’s quick on her feet using her intellect to solve crime and revenge those who have wronged her.  She may not be as attractive as Nan is described with her piercings and tattoos but is beautiful in her own way. I see Lisbeth  Salander as a hip heroine who like Nancy  Drew will not easily be forgotten.

Believe the hype, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is riveting! This thriller had me reading late into the night, holding my eyes open with toothpicks when necessary.  There are so many twists and turns that I never saw coming with each member of the Vanger enterprise having more secrets than the last.  Harriett, Mikael and Lisbeth’s stories cleverly interweaves  bringing what can sometimes be a confusing plot to a remarkable semi happy ending.   The first in the Millennium Trilogy is a novel that will stay with you long after the cover has been closed.

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