Monday, February 2, 2009
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
TITLE: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
AUTHOR: STIEG LARSSON
Details: no. 1 Millennium Trilogy
This was a very good book. The story is quite intricate and does require that you pay attention at all times. And while the story is fast paced with a lot (at first apparently unconnected) things going on, the other never rushes the story and does take his time for descriptions that give the reader a good picture of the characters involved and the settings of the story.
As for the story itself, there is too much going on for me to write a comprehensible summary. Suffice to say that the story centers around a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, who is hired to look into what happened to a 16 year old girl who disappeared without a trace 40 years ago, and a girl in her twenties with a mysterious past, who has been declared legally incompetent ad is a highly effective researcher, named Lisbeth Salander.
I'm so glad that the second book in this trilogy will be available to me shortly. And it's heartbreaking to think that Larsson died shortly after delivering his trilogy to his Swedish publisher.