The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo PDF 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 catchâ€”and there's always a catchâ€”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 What can I say about this book that hasn't already been said over and over again? I'll just get right to it: I really enjoyed this book! I mean, I LOVED it! I'll be honest, though. When I first began reading, I was concerned that with so many characters (and difficult Swedish names) I would have a hard time keeping them straight, but once I got into the story I realized I wasn't having a problem at all. The characters, especially Blomkvist and Salander are two of the most intriguing and original characters I've ever read about. They were so well developed that by the time they actually met each other in the book, each of their personalities was clear to me. I loved their exchanges and quickly regarded their new friendship as something real and honest. The stories going on are masterfully interwoven and kept me turning the pages with anticipation. I'm not what I consider to be a fast reader but I read this book in a very short amount of time based on my usual timetable. I just simply didn't want to stop reading and was finished in 6 days and given that it was 600 pages, that really says something. One thing I like about this book is that there is so much happening and so much to learn about the characters. Though the mystery of what happened to Harriet Vanger back in 1966 is at the book's core, there are other sub plots that play huge roles and will no doubt surface later. There are also many unanswered questions about Lisbeth that I am looking forward to being revealed. In a great mystery, answers tend to lead to more questions and Stieg Larsson was a master at crafting a powerful mystery. However, I'll be honest - if you're the type of reader who likes to quickly get to the action in a story, you may have a difficult time waiting through all of the development that takes place in this book. Even the most seemingly unimportant detail may well turn out to be a critical part in the story. There is a certain amount of patience needed for this type of book, but in my opinion it is well worth the wait. The bottom line is that I loved reading this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates complicated, layered plots and intriguing characters. I found it to be wonderfully multi-layered and I thoroughly enjoyed peeling back those layers to get to the end. Many times books don't live up to the hype they get from being so popular which is why I typically shy away from those books. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is the exception and I believe will not disappoint you if you choose to read it.
Wow. Just wow. I really was not under any circumstances expecting something so amazing. I'd heard good reviews, no fantastic reviews about this book & I finally caved when I saw it out. I read it in under 2 days - it
was just one of those books I was unable to put down. I didn't want to put it down because I didn't want to miss another turn in the story... Anyway, at first I thought 'how the hell are all of these stories going to interlock'. You have a 80-something year old who's got a missing relative, a magazine editor who's been sued for libel and a girl who takes the law into her own hands and I was a bit sceptical about where Larsson was going with it. But god bless him, he somehow managed it. This book made the hairs on my neck stand up, made my spine tingle, it kept me guessing right until the bitter end. It kept me hanging, the characters kept me on tender hooks. It was simply amazing. Lisbeth Salander is possibly one of my favourite literary characters I've had the pleasure to 'meet'. She's funny in her own little way, she's fiery and passionate, she says what she thinks and isn't afraid of opinions. She's simply amazing. On top of one amazing character, you have so many more Mikael Blomkvist, the depth of the Vagner's family - how Larsson managed to pack so much information, into the length of the book and still have time for some dry humour is beyond me. But he did. The mystery of Harriet Vagner was really only the beginning of this book, it was something what kept you guessing. Was she dead? Alive? For a long while I thought Lisbeth could be Harriet but you know, that's my failed detective skills. Such intricacies like tracking photos down made this story it's own. It's intricacies like that what make a story far more realistic... All I can say is I am so, so sad he never got to see the success what became of him - that he never got to see the worldwide phenomenon what his writing became. Now all I want to do is read the second book.
Boy oh boy oh Boy. this one deserved all the hype for sure. Its been a while since i got through 500p that quickly. Its a completely addictive page turner, I was up half the night finishing off the last 200p and in fact prob most of the other half of the night as I was too hyped up to sleep. It has to be said, its pretty gruesome and graphic in parts. The rape scene made me feel physicaly sick but it was integral to the character developement. The characters were all completely absorbing and likeable - well the ones your supposed to like anyway. I loved the setting, on an island in Sweden. The only thing i struggled a little with was some questionable moral desicions made by our heros towards the conclusion of the book, although I did also quite like the fact that Lisbeth was always one to fly in the face of the conventional way of doing things. My only problem now is what to follow it with.. being in the English coutryside i dipped into an Austen but it really does seem like not much more that frilly English nobility matchmaking right now, beatifuly written but withought a great deal of umphh. I think ill come back to it at a later date when ive finished book mourning.
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