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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Paperback)

Author: Larsson, Stieg

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Mystery within a mystery

on 11/29/2009

It's the story of Mikael Blomkvist a financial expose journalist on the day he's convicted of slander against a major Swedish industrialist. He has to pay a hefty fine that may sink his magazine and he has 3 months to spend in jail. The story also follows Lisbeth Salander a socially awkward girl with lots of secrets, and an uncanny ability to research anyone and anything. Their intersection is one Henrik Vanager an aging Swedish industrialist who can't let go of his great-nieces disappearance and likely murder. Henrik asks Mikael to write a book on the Vanger family as a pretext for his one-last-ditch attempt to solve Harriet Vanger's murder...and he suspects a Vanger. As you meet the Vanger family, you realize that one's worse than the other, that anyone could have been guilty of murder for a variety of reasons. Through a bit of contrived circumstances, and some foreshadowing in Lisbeth's life, she comes to be Mikael's research assistant in hunting down the killer. You find the killer and then you find more and then you find the truth. The character development is slow, Lisbeth's story most intriguing, and Mikael an unwitting hero. If anyone read The Book of Air and Shadows, he reminded me of Jake Mishkin.

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This book is so addictive that it should come with

on 4/19/2012

Yes, it's that good. Journalist Mikael Blomquist is hired by a business tycoon to investigate what happened to his nice who vanished a long time ago. He teams up with hacker Lisbet Salander, who is a great character. Imagine a story that diggs into the one family's darkest seacret. A story that makes twists and turns you wouldn't expect. And imagine a grown up Pippi Longstocking teaming up with journalist Blomquist to solve the mystery. This is one of the best mystery books ever written. This is blockbuster material. Be patient through the first chapters, before the story really takes off. It will be well worth it!

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Perfectly timed before the July publication of Larsson''s second book in this series--"The Girl Who Played with Fire"--this international publishing sensation introduces readers to Mikael Blomqvist and Lisbeth Salander, the stars of both contagiously exciting books.


Publisher Vintage Books
Mfg Part# 9780307454546
SKU 210456672
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0307454541
Release Date 6/23/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0608
Publisher Vintage Books

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