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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004 (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
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The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness--assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism--and a surprising connection between themselves--From publisher description.
Authors: Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004
Statement of Responsibility: Stieg Larsson ; translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland
Title: The girl with the dragon tattoo
Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2009
Edition: 1st Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard ed
Characteristics: 590, 10 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary: The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness--assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism--and a surprising connection between themselves--From publisher description.
Subject Headings: Rich people Fiction Corruption Fiction Journalists Fiction Hackers Fiction Missing persons Fiction Stockholm (Sweden) Fiction
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Topical Term: Rich people
Corruption
Journalists
Hackers
Missing persons
LCCN: 2009291782
ISBN: 0307454541
9780307454546
Branch Call Number: FIC L
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Jul 05, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

amazing to read and a very excellent book!

Apr 20, 2012
  • btmslt rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An interesting novel. Is this autobiographical At all? The author was the same kind of journalist as Blomkvist. This novel appears to be mis-titled in that I would say Blomkvist is the main character, not Lisbeth. The mystery he solves is an interesting one. However, I would say the book is a bit too long. The sweedish movie follows the book so one might just take out the DVD.

Dec 29, 2011
  • jgoody rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A complete page turner. Lisbeth and Michael are the type of characters you envy for their intelligence, wit and composure. There are some gory areas in this book but it all complements the mystery at hand. It was such a good read that I can barely wait to read "Te Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" and the other Larsson books.

Jul 28, 2011
  • freemanh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love this whole series. Salander is awesome, story is engaging.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • dgiraldo531 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 06, 2012
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Well-written suspense drama. Lisbeth Salander is a superwoman who hacks her way to the resolution of previously unsolved mysteries. But is she lucky in love ... ?

Jul 05, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong

Forty years after the disappearance of Harriet Vanger from the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family, her octogenarian uncle hires journalist Mikael Blomqvist and Lisbeth Salander, an unconventional young hacker, to investigate. 608p.

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