Posted by: michelle @ books my kids read | July 24, 2009

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium, #1) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I could not put this book down. It was one of those books that sucks you in and you wind up staying up until 2 am trying to read just a little bit more.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has a few plot lines that are interwoven to create a mystery that spans 40 years. The story centers on a journalist named Mikael Blomvist who has just been sentenced to 3 months in prison for printing a libelous article in the magazine he runs again a business hot-shot named Wennerstrom. After his sentencing, which includes a decent monetary payment as well, he is approached by Henrick Vanger, an octogenarian businessman who wants Blomvist to research his family to find out what happened to his 16 year old neice, Harriet, who disappeared in 1966.

Blomvist is joined by Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant yet somewhat socially dysfunctional hacker who helps him do research. There is also a separate plot line that deals with her background and issues.

Within all of this, there is family intrigue, backstabbing, religious symbolism, mystery, and romance. The first 50 pages or so are a bit daunting, requiring more brain power then I had to give, but once you hit that point, the flood gates open up and this is an amazing page turner.

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Responses

  1. He has a new book out. It’s “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and it’s supposed to be good.

  2. I know. It’s the sequel to this book. That was the only thing that sort of annoyed me. The book ended in a way that made it obvious there was a sequel. The next one focuses more on Lisbeth.


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