Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

 Synopsis :

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.


The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is the first of three books by the late Stieg Larsson.  The other two are The Girl Who Play With Fire and The Girl Who Kick the Hornet's Nest.  I will leave the other two books alone for now as I have not read them but it's with great pleasure that I share with you The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

I actually have watched the movie a few years back.  It was quite a good movie that kept quite closely to the book but for some reason, I wasn't really captivated by it.  Maybe it's because I always have an issue with movie based on books but to be fair there are some movies based on books that are quite good, Stardust being one of them.

I totally enjoyed The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.  It is well written with much patience and dedication.  The author really paid good attention to his characters with great care.  The plot's well developed and drew readings into what the main character was researching on.  I am sure other readers also tried to look into the clues and see if they can solve the mystery of Harrieta like what I was trying to do.

Pairing Mikael with Lisbeth was rather unique as Lisbeth's totally different and I feel Mikael wasn't really good enough for her but then, there's two more book so let's see what happen.

I can't wait to get started on the second book, The Girl Who Play with Fire.

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