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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Download by Stieg Larsson

Click Here to Download the Book Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him. Prospects appear bleak until an unexpected (and unsettling) offer to resurrect his name is extended by an old-school titan of Swedish industry. The catch—and there's always a catch—is that Blomkvist must first spend a year researching a mysterious disappearance that has remained unsolved for nearly four decades. With few other options, he accepts and enlists the help of investigator Lisbeth Salander, a misunderstood genius with a cache of authority issues. Little is as it seems in Larsson's novel, but there is at least one constant: you really don't want to mess with the girl with the dragon tattoo.

Reviews The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of the best books I've read lately. Parts reminded me of an old Hitchcock movie - wonderfully suspenseful and scary without overusing current "scare" tactics (jumping out behind walls, unnecessary gore, etc). I think this book would make a great movie as well. I figured out parts of it before the truth was revealed, but there were enough surprises left to satisfy me - one that even made me laugh. Sometimes I have problems reading translated books. It often feels like I'm missing something that would have been made clearer in the author's native language. I didn't have any of those problems with this book, and I enjoyed learning a little about Sweden. Lisbeth and Blomqvist are both dynamic characters and I look forward to reading more about them in the next two books. And the Vangers were a great screwed-up family.

‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ is the smartest thriller I’ve read in a long while. Despite the fact that it contains a number of points – which if I was just told about them – would strike me as missteps. For example: the constant switching of perspectives, not just between the major characters but others as well; the way the main plot doesn’t start up until quite a way in; and the fact that it has as its backdrop the world of Swedish high commerce – which surely can’t have looked the most promising of notions. Actually, maybe it’s because one of the main characters is a journalist who investigates dodgy financiers, that the book has struck such an immediate chord in these times. But it swiftly moves into more tangible thriller territory, including a locked room mystery, serial killing and some truly disturbing scenes. I’ll be checking out the follow up as soon as I can.

Finally got around to reading this one. Still haven't seen the movie because I wanted the read the book first (usually a bad idea but oh well). A disenfranchised journalist, Blomkvist, has been hired by an eccentric wealthy patriarch, Vanger, to find out who killed his niece 40 years ago. Along the investigation, he hooks up with a

gifted hacker, Salander, who helps him discover not only what happened to the niece but possibly reinstate his good name in journalism. I really didn't have much of a clue what it was about except that there was a journalist and hacker working together and a traumatic rape scene. Going in, it wasn't much to work with so I didn't have a lot of expectations. What I got was so beyond anything I could have predicted. Gripping, intense, well-written. Some of the plot twists were pretty easy to see coming but otherwise, incredible. Didn't really like the ending although again, it wasn't hard to see coming. Hoping to see some of those pieces picked up in the second book.

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