Monday, April 19, 2010
Books: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
"Once you start The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, there's no turning back. This debut thriller--the first in a trilogy from the late Stieg Larsson--is a serious page-turner rivaling the best of Charlie Huston and Michael Connelly. 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. --Dave Callanan" taken from Amazon.com
I feel like this book is a bit over-hyped. For one thing, it starts out *really* slow. It doesn't get interesting until150 pages in and the part about them working together doesn't happen until around 260. It's a good book but you could've cut out about 50-75 pgs and they wouldn't have been missed