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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Book 1 of the Millennium Trilogy (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
 
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Book 1 of the Millennium Trilogy (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) [Kindle Edition]

Stieg Larsson , Reg Keeland
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

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From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. Cases rarely come much colder than the decades-old disappearance of teen heiress Harriet Vanger from her family's remote island retreat north of Stockholm, nor do fiction debuts hotter than this European bestseller by muckraking Swedish journalist Larsson. At once a strikingly original thriller and a vivisection of Sweden's dirty not-so-little secrets (as suggested by its original title, Men Who Hate Women), this first of a trilogy introduces a provocatively odd couple: disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist, freshly sentenced to jail for libeling a shady businessman, and the multipierced and tattooed Lisbeth Salander, a feral but vulnerable superhacker. Hired by octogenarian industrialist Henrik Vanger, who wants to find out what happened to his beloved great-niece before he dies, the duo gradually uncover a festering morass of familial corruption—at the same time, Larsson skillfully bares some of the similar horrors that have left Salander such a marked woman. Larsson died in 2004, shortly after handing in the manuscripts for what will be his legacy. 100,000 first printing. (Sept.)
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"Intelligent, complex, with a gripping plot and deeply intriguing characters." Philip Pullman, The Guardian "A rip-roaring serial-killer adventure." The Mail on Sunday "Scores on every front - character, story, atmosphere." The Times"

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 842 KB
  • Print Length: 658 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0307455351
  • Publisher: Vintage (Sept. 16 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0015DROBO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
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90 of 99 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best is last! Sept. 14 2008
Format:Hardcover
I read this book in french. It is the first part of a trilogy. This is not your "usual" thriller. The characters are very important and the author takes his time to present each one of them with the location in the first 100 pages. So the reader must not be impatient. The first book has a story in itself. The second book has the same main characters but the plot is different and the third book starts exactly where the second ends.
I thought the second was better than the first and the third was the best of the three.
The sad news is the author died of a heart attack just after giving the manuscript to his editor. So there will not be a fourth book.
This is a page turner, I could not put it down and everyone who read it (on my recommendation) loved it.
A definite MUST.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A SWEDISH DRAGON's LAST THREE BREATHS OF FIRE Aug. 17 2009
By NeuroSplicer HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
I was late in picking up the two first books of Stieg Larsson's trilogy and when I did I decided to leave them for the beach. I can now assure you that THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is much more than a summer page-turner.

The story flows effortlessly yet is full of unexpected turns. Looking back one can only admit that, although he did not see it coming, the outcome was to be expected. No suspension of disbelief required here, the story could easily have been taken from news-reports. Larsson was a master of understanding human nature and life's minute nuisances.
What is more, this book reminded me of the good old classics that contained a healthy dose of moral lessons within their gripping story. Good literature should entertain as much as it make you think.

The only thing I regret is not being able to read Larsson in the original Swedish (always a handicap) but as far as I can tell the translation (by Steven T. Murray, under the nom-de-plume of Reg Keeland) is fluid and very well done. No awkward phrasing or translation artifacts that would gum up the experience. The book might as well have been written in English.

It is very unfortunate that Larsson died so young. He would have had a stellar carrier as a writer in front of him. Non the less, his Millennium Trilogy is what he will be remembered by.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not what I expected. March 2 2012
By Shannon
Format:Paperback
I have always had different tastes for books, and have never gotten into something that had been given a lot of attention. I had avoided this book and the series for that matter for a long time. I finaly gave in. I enjoyed the book, although it was not to die for like some people claim. It is almost an information or detail over load. Very well written, for sure. When I was done reading I thought, or great now I have to read the other two books for the ending. I am so glad I did cause they get better and better, and the information over load pays off after all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it June 17 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
There is only 1 Stieg Larsson. This series is awesome. Amazing story for a writter, so real it makes me want to check the internet to see if these places & people really do exist.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed reading it! March 31 2014
Format:Paperback
This book rocks! It's a bit gripping and disturbing but it's realistic. If your an avid book reader you must read this. It's a bit long but you will enjoy it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing and Clever Jan. 2 2014
By Osman
Format:Paperback
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a great novel. The book is very well written and easy to read. This book follows a couple of characters as they try to solve a mystery. Stieg Larsson describes the characters well. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! Dec 31 2013
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Very interesting book. Enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to those who like to read longer novels. Received the book promptly too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Dec 7 2013
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a dark and gritty novel. Difficult to get into at first, it is definitely worth the read. Gripping and disturbing and well-written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So worth it!!!
It took me a while to get on board with this book but as they say good things come to those who wait. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lynette Izzard
5.0 out of 5 stars Needs a whole new category in crime fiction.
This is a little like what used to be called a Police Procedural, but it is a hybrid because the primary investigator is a journalist not a policeman. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Robert T. Boyter
4.0 out of 5 stars Mitt
4 stars simply because it got me curious enough (barely) to read the next book, witch is the second best of the series. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting
I enjoyed this book. It was well written and kept me reading, probably much later than I should have been.
Published 9 months ago by laurelB
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Good read. Hard to follow all the characters. Really messed up story with lots of twists and gore. Made the movies make more sense for sure.
Published 10 months ago by Cory Burns
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this Series!
A captivating and thrilling start to what has become one of my favorite Trilogies! I 100% recommend this book to anyone. Wonderful characters, plot, etc!
Published 11 months ago by J. Hussey
5.0 out of 5 stars The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo: The Full Story
The movie is excellent, but like any movie, all the details of the book cannot be portrayed. It is a fun exercise to see the movie and then read the book.
Published 11 months ago by Barrett Clare-Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Lisbeth Salander Rocks
Wonderfully written, nail biting, keeps you wanting to read the next page, and the next...
Trilogy is one that will be read and talked about for many many moons. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Courtney
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