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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

186 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Stieg Larsson.

Amazon Best of the Month, September 2008: Once you startThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, there's no turning back. This debut thriller--the first in a trilogy from the late Stieg Larsson--is a serious page-turner rivaling the best of Charlie … see full wiki

Author: Stieg Larsson
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Vintage
Date Published: September 16, 2008
48 reviews about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
review by . August 02, 2010
After finishing the Stieg Larsson remarkable trilogy, I heard from two people, on separate occasions, that they watched the VCR of Larsson's first book and thought it was one of the best movies that they ever saw. Like most people who have read a good book, especially one with well-drawn-out characters, delightful descriptions, and many unusual events, like this book, I would have preferred not to see the movie version because, the nature of movies, especially the time constraints and the filmmaker …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
This crime thriller is a page turner in spite of the stomach-turning violence and frequent references to sexual abuse. Intriguing characters and complex plot. I read all 3 books obsessively!
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Really love Salander and her anti-social craziness! I think the second book was more interesting, because it tells more about her past, but Tattoo was a good opener.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
Good story, but somewhat hard to get into. I'm not sure if I want to follow the rest of the series yet, or not.
Quick Tip by . July 08, 2010
Nordic noir, who knew? I love this book. Fantastic characters, a plot that is filled with many twists and turns and of course all set in Sweden. Sit back with a cup of coffee and enjoy.
Quick Tip by . July 08, 2010
One of my book club's favorites. We all went out and got the next book just to see what happened next.
review by . July 04, 2010
The writer Nora Ephron wrote a clever parody of Larsson's best-selling book in the July 5, 2010 The New Yorker, which she called The Girl Who Fixed the Umlaut. Ephron humorously focused on Lisbeth Salander's unusual energetic unsocial reactions, her sometimes foul language, laptop, moods, confusions, irritability, miserable childhood, abusive father who she set on fire, tiny breasts, small height and weight, and ability with computers. Ephron also pocked fun at our American difficulty in locating …
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
A superb mystery, an exciting plot and richly developed characters. Lisbeth Salander is the most bizarre, off-the-wall literary character ever created. She's a skinny, hard-edged but attractive, on-again off-again feminist; a tattoed punk wild child with bisexual tendencies; an extraordinary computer hacker and skilled journalistic researcher with a photographic memory; a skilled boxer; a survivor of child abuse whose difficult memories of rape have turned into an abiding hatred of misognynists
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Just recently finished this book. I was telling someone that I wasn't sure why I felt so compelled to keep reading but I did. It was hard to put down! Can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy!
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
A bit slow to start but it gets interesting and I raced through that last part of this!
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Couldn't put it down. great twists and turns, you never know where it's going.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
A gritty and suspenseful mystery novel. New York Times bestseller.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
A scary but honest look at some very frightening topics in relationships gone wrong.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
It was different, not my favorite book by any means. The ending was left up in the air.
review by . April 11, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of those highly touted books that, for the first several chapters, makes you wonder what all the hoopla is about. But once the set up is done, all those early doubts dissipate. Stieg Larsson's characters are gritty and real. This story, first in a trilogy, introduces brilliant but disgraced journalist Mikael Blonkvist and emotionally disturbed ward of the state Lisbeth Salander, a pairing so unlikely that it is at first unbelievable. But have faith. This unusual …
review by . September 01, 2009
   This is probably the best book I have read since The Devil in the White City. I couldn't put it down and it has all the elements I look for in a good book! Mikhael Bloomvist (excuse me if I misspell any names because they are all Swedish) is in a desperate spot and then asked by a wealthy elderly industrialist (Henrik Vanger) to solve a 40 year old mystery around the disappearance of his granddaughter (Harriet Vanger). Mikhael doesn't realize what he bargained for when he agrees. As …
Quick Tip by . March 20, 2010
Just finished this! Thought it was one of the better mysteries I've read in a while. Amazing character development!
review by . February 14, 2010
I just finished reading this book last night and it's hard to imagine it being the same book that I began a month or so ago. In fact, reading the last third of the book was like reading a completely different book from the first third.    The first third of this book made me want to gouge out my eyes--it was so slow and boring that I had significant problems even wanting to pick it up off my nightstand to read it. It was great for sleeping but not so good for reading!    Ever …
review by . October 06, 2009
I'll be honest, I only picked this book up because it was being offered to me at a great price through amazon.com. I had somewhat heard the hype about it, but I just didn't think it was something that I would be interested in. Boy, was I mistaken. It did start a little slow so it took me about two days to actually want to get into it (or try to get past the first 100 pgs.), but once I did get into it, it was hard to put down. It was a fast-paced, intelligent, whodunnit mystery. The character of …
review by . September 13, 2009
Despite the rather long and sometimes boring denouement that lasts for almost 100 pages after the actual crime is solved, the late Steig Larsson's novel and the first in his Millennium trilogy, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is quite a tantalizing read.    Perhaps it is the setting that intrigues from the get-go. Moving back and forth from Stockholm to the Norrland (about four hours north of the capital in what is described as a very frozen hinterland), Larsson captivates …
review by . September 01, 2009
   Published posthumously as the first part of the Milennium Trilogy, ' The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo' has achieved great international success.  The novel starts off rather slow, apart from the prologue that deals with the 'locked room' mystery that serves as the driving force behind the story.  Larsen first introduces the reader to Mikael Blomkvist with the emphasis on a sucessful career as a journalist, coupled with a story of his almost 'accidental' rise to prominence which …
review by . January 07, 2009
This is probably the best book I have read since The Devil in the White City. I couldn't put it down and it has all the elements I look for in a good book! Mikhael Bloomvist (excuse me if I misspell any names because they are all Swedish) is in a desperate spot and then asked by a wealthy elderly industrialist (Henrik Vanger) to solve a 40 year old mystery around the disappearance of his granddaughter (Harriet Vanger). Mikhael doesn't realize what he bargained for when he agrees. As the story unfolds …
review by . September 16, 2008
The first of a trilogy (Millennium), Swedish author and journalist Larsson's debut thriller succeeds on so many levels it's hard to know where to begin.    First off, it's an absolute page-turner. But the characters are so fascinating and the clear, understated writing so graceful, you are going to want to savor it. A dilemma.    The plot is complex, involving corrosive family secrets, gruesome serial killings, business chicanery on a grand scale, journalistic …
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