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Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (English)

Author: Larsson S
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Length: 542 Pages
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Forty years have passed, but the memory of Harriet Vanger still continues to haunt Henrik Vanger, Harriet’s uncle and now retired CEO of Vanger Corporations. As a young girl of 16 years, Harriet mysteriously disappeared off the face of an island where the Vanger family held an estate. At the time of the disappearance, the entire island was inhabited by members of the Vanger clan, and it was temporarily cut off from the mainland due to an accident.

Henrik Vanger sincerely believes that he lost his niece to a cold-blooded murderer, and that too at the hands of someone he considers family. Now, after all these years of a relentless search for answers, he seeks help.

Enter Michael Blomkvist - a struggling financial journalist, and Lisbeth Salander - a tattooed, pierced, 24-year-old anorexic and bisexual loner with a photographic memory. She is a private investigator with excellent hacking skills, but equally poor social skills.

As Blomkvist and Salander begin to dissect the cryptic case one step at a time, they realize that they are in for much more than what they initially bargained for. They find themselves on the trail of a serial killer, and are confounded when the only possible suspect to turn up under their radar is none other than Henrik Vanger himself, the only member old enough to have been around when all the murders took place.

As the case gets darker, the investigators find themselves trapped in a family history that reeks of blood and homicide. As they unravel one secret after the other, they almost risk their safety as they proceed.

At the heart of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo lies Larsson’s utter hatred and loathing for all kinds of violence inflicted upon women. As a teenager, he had helplessly witnessed the gang rape of a teenage girl, and this incident significantly influenced his writings. It is perhaps for this very reason that Lisbeth Salander, the female protagonist, has been portrayed as a symbol of female empowerment.

Published in September 16, 2008, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was an instant success in Sweden and other European countries. In 2009, the book went on to win the Galaxy British Book Awards and the Anthony Award for the best debut novel. Stieg Larsson was awarded the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for International Author of the Year in 2008, after his death. Hollywood created an adaptation of the novel in December 2011.

Directed by David Fincher, it starred Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. Earlier in 2009, the Swedish film company Yellow Bird created film adaptations of the entire Millennium Series.

About the Author
Born in 1954 in Sweden, Stieg Larsson was a Swedish journalist and writer. Best known for his Millennium Series, which was published after his death, he was also a photographer and a member of the Communist Workers League.

The other two books in the Millennium Series by Larsson are- The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.
Stieg Larsson’s writing style is iconoclastic. His writing is downright brutal, raw, and real. From blood, violence, and crime - the essence of crime novels - he deals with issues that are seldom dealt with in crime novels. Sexual abuse, rape, neo-fascism, sex trafficking, and the abuse of individual rights are all dealt with in this series, making the text heavy yet insightful. With powerful female characters and intense themes, Larsson’s writing opens the readers’ eyes to the existing evils of human society and widespread corruption and injustice.

Larsson founded the Swedish Expo Foundation, which worked to eliminate right wing extremism and the white-power culture amongst youth and in schools. He died of a heart attack at the age of 50 in the year 2004.

Specifications of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (English) (Paperback)

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Author Larsson S
Book Details
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13 9780857389954
ISBN-10 0857389955
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 542 Pages
Dimensions
Width 0.17 inch
Weight 292 g
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Joy Sarcar
24 Jan 2012
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It Will Haunt You Long After Completing the Novel

After hearing so much about this novel and now that 2 movies have been made on this film, I decided to read this book. The initial 100 pages are really very boring and at one point I felt like throwing the book away.

But once the plot starts developing, then the real excitement begins.I can bet 100 dollars that you would not be able to put the book down from thence onwards. The ending is really superb and you would be awe-stricken in the end because you could not have anticipated such kind of ending. This is thing due to which the novel has gained the desired amount of attention from book...
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After hearing so much about this novel and now that 2 movies have been made on this film, I decided to read this book. The initial 100 pages are really very boring and at one point I felt like throwing the book away.

But once the plot starts developing, then the real excitement begins.I can bet 100 dollars that you would not be able to put the book down from thence onwards. The ending is really superb and you would be awe-stricken in the end because you could not have anticipated such kind of ending. This is thing due to which the novel has gained the desired amount of attention from book...
After hearing so much about this novel and now that 2 movies have been made on this film, I decided to read this book. The initial 100 pages are really very boring and at one point I felt like throwing the book away.

But once the plot starts developing, then the real excitement begins.I can bet 100 dollars that you would not be able to put the book down from thence onwards. The ending is really superb and you would be awe-stricken in the end because you could not have anticipated such kind of ending. This is thing due to which the novel has gained the desired amount of attention from book lovers.

I haven't read the other 2 novels in the Millennium series but I am really looking forward to it. Once you complete the novel, I am quite sure it will haunt you long after you have completed it. I have now become a huge fan of murder mystery novels

I would have given 5 stars to the noel but giving 4 just because of the boring 100 pages in the beginning.

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Arjun Chatterjee
28 Jun 2012
Overrated, but still quite okay

First of all, if you would take more than a few days to read the first 200 pages, don??t read this book. The first 200 pages is quite boring, and pretty much nothing happens.

The second problem I had with this book is the sheer amount of coffee all the characters drink. At least twice or three times in a chapter there is mention of coffee. There is also a lot of advertising for Apple, which was not something I cared for.

The book after the first 200 pages or so flows quite well. The character dialogue is quite weak however. It seems that people don??t really talk to each other properly,...
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First of all, if you would take more than a few days to read the first 200 pages, don??t read this book. The first 200 pages is quite boring, and pretty much nothing happens.

The second problem I had with this book is the sheer amount of coffee all the characters drink. At least twice or three times in a chapter there is mention of coffee. There is also a lot of advertising for Apple, which was not something I cared for.

The book after the first 200 pages or so flows quite well. The character dialogue is quite weak however. It seems that people don??t really talk to each other properly,...
First of all, if you would take more than a few days to read the first 200 pages, don??t read this book. The first 200 pages is quite boring, and pretty much nothing happens.

The second problem I had with this book is the sheer amount of coffee all the characters drink. At least twice or three times in a chapter there is mention of coffee. There is also a lot of advertising for Apple, which was not something I cared for.

The book after the first 200 pages or so flows quite well. The character dialogue is quite weak however. It seems that people don??t really talk to each other properly, just say what is required and no more. Maybe Swedish people are like that, but I doubt.

The mystery element is good, there are some clich??s and things out of place however.

If you want a light, enjoyable read, without much to think about, this is the book for you. If you are however a hardcore mystery fan, you might not enjoy it as much as the other people on here who have rated it 5 stars. Only a classic deserves 5 stars, this is far from one.

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manmeet paul
01 May 2012
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great book

This is an amazing book, usually I don't read books but this is a great book,I read it when going to sleep, I love it, it is drug for me, get it or get a life! I really love it and no words for it, I am even going for the movie's bluray now :D

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Ajay
26 Mar 2012
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good but bit overhyped

The book is overall good but it was not like people have described it.It certainly has some strong characters especially the girl with dragon tattoo.I would like to rate it as a good crime thriller but not among one of the greatest reads.

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Valmiki Nayak
09 Mar 2012
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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - fast action, engrossing, good read

This book takes off like a rocket - initially slow almost fishing for action. Then, like a fish snared the action suddenly switches on becoming absolutely fast paced and sets your pulse racing as you reel in the story. Definately worth adding to your collection. A good buy.

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.

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My first read in this genre. It???s an exciting read.
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Excellent Thriller

Fantastic job by Stieg Larsson. I have watched the movie before getting my hand on this book,. But after reading it, felt that the movie is nothing compared to the thrill Stieg's writing gives"

I rate the movie 2 out of 5 while i give the book 5 out of 5
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A Must Read Title In Your List

TGWTDT is amongst those awesome books that blew me away when I read it first. Although this was almost a year back but I can still remember. This feeling held on to me despite the fact that I had already seen the movie and knew the suspense. It is not deniable that when someone else's imagination... (View complete review)

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