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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo : Review

Posted on: March 19, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo translated in English by Steven T. Murray, Originally written by Swedish author Stieg Larsson with the title ” Män som hatar kvinnor “ means ” Men Who Hate Women “.

The novel begin in the court room, where ” Mikael Blomkvist “ journalist who is the publisher of the magazine ” Millennium “, loses the case against Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström, after this he resign from the post of publisher. He then hired by the Henrik Vanger, CEO Vanger companies. Henrik Vanger offers him money to save his nearly bankcrupt magazine and also tell him that he will give him the information about Hans-Erik Wennerström which will prove him guilty, Mikael agree to spend a year at Vanger’s place to write the Vanger family history and solve the mystery which is still remained the mystery after forty years.

He is to solve the Mystery behind the Vanger’s niece Harriet’s disappearance some forty years previously,when she was sixteen. In the list of suspects where the whole Vanger family which gathered for family gathering forty years ago when Harriet disappeared. Blomkvist visit each family members who stay at family estate inquiring them about Herriet, some believed that she died, but no found her body, the only way to out of the estate is the bridge, which was blocked at the day of her disappearance due to accident, so there no possibility that she run away, he meet the officer who investigate the case, he tells him that he investigate the case for many years, but haven’t found a single clue.

The major part of the mystery is, when Herriet is of age 14, she used to give “Framed Pressed Flowers” as Birthday gift to the ” Henrik Vanger “ Grandfather of Herriet, But after Herriet‘s vanishing he still receiving the same type of pressed flowers since last forty years, there were no typical address to trace the flowers, every year address keep on changing.

The girl with the dragon tattoo

When Mikael Blomkvist learns that he cannot find any thing new, he tell this to Henrik he tells him to don’t stop digging, even if he cannot find anything. One day he notices something odd in one of the photographs taken at the accident site at the day Herriet disappeared. So wanted some one to start reading all documents including police reports etc, while he will dig in to the photographs Henrik has given him.

So he hires ” Lisbeth Salander “, A private detective, she rides the bike like Hell, and she happens to be a brilliant computer hacker.
She is a genius with Asberger’s Syndrome and uses brilliant computer hacking skills to accomplish her goals and rides the bike like hell. She is ruthless and tough to a fault. She has an appeal that draws others wanting to understand her. She always give a fight back who ever they are, she is fearless, she completes her goals with perfection. Lisabeth is unforgettable !!.

She meets Mikael Blomkvist at the estate, and they both discovers ” disturbing and shocking truths about four-decade-long puzzle “.

This is the one of the best mystery/thriller I’ve read. This Once you start reading it, it is impossible to put it down, the character are reach, specially Lisbeth Salander, the story is perfect ( one of the best crime novel ), the villains are perfect ( not like the villains you see in some novels – who used to be rapist, murders etc ), overall a must read for crime fiction or mystery or thriller fiction lovers.

I give it : 5/5.


8 Responses to "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo : Review"

sounds great…love mysteries

Thanks Nalini.. FYI.. now I am reading second novel in trilogy : The Girl Who Played With Fire.

The girl with the dragon tattoo sounds like a great book. I’m definitely waiting to get my hands on it. And I must confess, the reason i came here is because I have a dragon tattoo too, although it’s much bigger than the one in the cover art!

Hey.. I saw your tattoo @ your blog.. great tattoo.. 🙂
Yes.. this book is superb.. a must read..

Thanks 🙂
I hope the book is available at Crossword

Yes.. the book is available at all major stores.. 🙂

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