Sep 20, 2010

Book Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was published June 23, 2009. entertaining and suspenseful,  set in Sweden, the novel is about  a petite 90 lb. woman, Lisbeth Salander, who is hired as a researcher by a private investigator to help solve the disappearance of a teenager 40 years earlier.

Lisbeth, age 25, is a computer hacker who happens to be a ward of the state, declared 'legally incompetent" and psychotic because of her hostile and defiant behavior. Few people know just how smart she is and readers will love how well she can protect herself from being a recurrent victim of the system.

A definite 5 rating for the first in the trilogy. I'm reading the Larsson trilogy in order so am now re-reading the second book with Lisbeth Salander, The Girl Who Played with Fire (Vintage).

12 comments:

Jo-Jo said...

I'm glad that you liked this one...I have yet to get started on this series.

Dazzling Mage said...

Love this trilogy (actually, still stalling to read the third book).

Myne said...

I just started myself, decided to start from the beginning though there was so many holds in the library. I'm about halfway through and loving it so far.

NancyO said...

I really liked the first book. Now you should go watch the movie!

jlshall said...

Haven't read this series yet, although I did glance at the first book last month. Definitely want to get back to it before too long.

Veens said...

I like this trilogy too!
I am waiting on gettin the 3rd book too!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

awesome book review.

Staci said...

I loaned this out to a friend but I have carved out some time in November to read this one!!!

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I loved this one the best out of all three -- I feel like it kind of lost the magic in the last two (although still good), but the 1st one was fantastic!

tattoo lettering said...

Maybe you could also consider letter tattoo. When my friend's father died, she had one on her back that writes "my wings, my gravity". she said that her dad always reminds her to dream high but keep her feet on the ground.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I own hese and need to begin the series.

Did you know the author died unexpectedly before these were published (he was only 50). His girlfriend got them published for him and he was actually suppose to write 10 books.

Anonymous said...

The first step is as good as half over.


--------------
Universitaet Bochum

Sunday Salon: Japanese Authors and a Mystery

  Klara and the Sun   by Kazuo Ishiguro. Intellect having "heart" Klara and the Sun was easy to read for a literary novel of suc...