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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Language English
Binding Paperback
Publisher Quercus
The book begins with the protagonist, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, losing a libel case filed against him by a Swedish industrialist, Wennerstorm. After a short prison term, he goes into exile in the Swedish countryside where he begins to work for billionaire Henrik Vagner.Vagner is keen for Blomkvist to chronicle his family history. The maverick heroine Lisbeth Salander is truly unusual. A computer genius, the reclusive Salander with her multiple body piercings, dysfunctional family history and asocial tendencies first investigates Blomkvist on Vagner's behalf and then ends up teaming up with him to hunt down a serial killer. The book also delicately traces the burgeoning love affair between Blomkvist and Salander.General Reception and Other AdaptationsThe book was extremely well received in Sweden and other European countries. It won several awards including Anthony Award for Best First Novel, Galaxy British Book Award, the Boeke Prize as well as the Glass Key Award for the Best Crime ... See more
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  1.  A powerful mystery 26 December, 2013 On
    Follow a year in the life of financial reporter Mikael Blomkvist as he embarks on mysterious research project with the assistance of the subversive young Lisbeth Salander.

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is intricate and unpredictable. The book was originally published in Sweden, which occasionally caused me some confusion. How much is a Swedish Krona really worth? But, overall this didn't hinder my listening experience. Simon Vance is a master narrator which heightened my enjoyment the story. All that being said, I wasn't wholly impressed with this book. Don't get me wrong, it is a good book, but is it international acclaim and two-time movie adaptation good? I'm not so sure. Perhaps it is because I don't usually read mysteries, or perhaps it is that other mystery novels aren't as well written, but I was surprised that it wasn't better after all the glowing reviews I read in the past. I will definitely finish the series and I am looking forward to seeing both the Swedish and Hollywood movies
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