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Paperback The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Series) Book

ISBN: 0143170120

ISBN13: 9780143170129

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Series)

(Book #1 in the Millennium Series)

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Stieg Larsson's First millennium Book in the series.

I highly suggest this book and the two that follow after it, as they was written by Stieg himself, but the others are written by someone that lacks the 'flame', 'heart' and just totally rips the guts out of Lisbeth Salander, and they aren't very well written, in my opinion. I only read them, because I love Lisbeth and long for her to end up with Mikel and have a wonderful life together.

page turner

well it took quite a few pages to really get it going I say first 75 I almost gave up lol but I'm glad I didn't I loved it I'm now on last book in series!

Better than the movie

Very intriguing fictional novel

I recommend everyone to read the Millenium series which include The Girl With The Dragoon Tattoo. I love Lisbeth. And I really appreciate Stieg Larsson's writing style. Lastly I just want to say thank you to the translator Reg Keenland.

Personajes de alta verosimilitud, ambiente detallado, magnífica traducción

No soy hablante nativo de español, pero he pasado unos meses en el D.F. de Méjico y en Madrid, y me encanta leer novelas en español aunque muchas de ellas que originaron en un idioma que no fuera castellano me han parecido, francamente, algo torpemente traducidas, con rastros del sintaxis del idioma del autor. En cambio esta novela siempre me suena, aún en las secciones de diálogo, como el castellano castizo de España (que tanto echo de menos en las novelas, por ejemplo, de Dan Brown traducidas al español). Larsson no es un gran estilista literaria, ni mucho menos, sin embargo sus personajes resultan pintados con detallada maestría, sobre todo en el caso de Lisbeth Salander, cuya historia personal psicológica se desarrolla lógica y sensiblemente, presentando a una mujer sumamente creíble y hasta semi-amable a pesar de sus modales estrambóticas. La cantidad de detalles históricos, geográficos y lo demás me ha dejado asombrado, y el autor sabe manejarlo todo sin dejar al lector ni aburrido ni fatigado. Total que, en mi opinión es una maravilla esta novela.

STIEG LARSON

FASCINATING. ONCE YOU START READING YOU WILL NOT WANT TO LEAVE THE BOOK. AND, WHEN YOU FINISH THIS NOVEL YOU WILL BE RUNNING TO THE NEXT BOOK OF THE TRILOGY.

Best Book of the Year

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a masterwork of fine craftsmanhip. When I reached the final page I was disappointed that there was no more to read. I did not want the story to end. The characters are too intriguing for this to be the end. Apparently this was the first novel in a trilogy by the brillant writer, Stieg Larsson, who unfortunately died in 2004: the book contains a tribute to him and his career. I cannot wait to read the sequels scheduled for release in the USA in 2009. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an international best seller and is set in Sweden. It takes a little effort to get accustomed to all the Swedish names and places but then the story moves with lightening speed. There are two key plots happening simultaneously. In one, a Swedish financial investigative journalist publishes a libelous attack about a powerful industrialist and is sentenced to jail, fined a ruinous sum, and has his career torn to shreds. Another industrialist, Vanger, hires the journalist to investigate the 36 year old disappearnace of his then 14 year old grand niece. There has been no trace of her in all these years and she is assumed dead. Yet, every year on his birthday, he receives a mysterious gift of a pressed flower, mimicking a gift his missing grandniece used to give him when she lived there. Vanger, an old man, is tormented by the flower gifts, and wants one more chance to find out what happened to her and who killed her. What the journalist uncovers about the Vanger family's hitherto unknown secrets and connections to the Nazis, will have you hanging on the edge of your seat. The book is titled after yet another character, Lisabeth Salander, a societal outcast and social ward of the State, uncivilized without any desire to obey societal norms, and replete with piercings, tattoos, and a goth/biker appearance. In short, at first glance a totally undesirable and unsympathetic person. She is a researcher with a corporate security firm and ends up working with the journalist. In truth, she is a survivor of abuse in all forms with low self esteem, and an inablity to trust. She is a genius with Asberger's Syndrome, a form of autism, who sees patterns in things ordinary mortals miss and uses incredible computer hacking skills to accomplish her goals. She is fascinating: ruthless and tough to a fault, yet internally vulnerable, struggling to comprehend her own feelings. She has an appeal that draws you to her, rooting for her, and wanting to understand her. Lisabeth is unforgettable, unlike most characters that populate mystery thrillers. There is such depth here. The book is a thriller on many levels: The story about the Vanger family itself, the journalist's crusade to redeem his reputation, Lisabeth's vendettas and development, and of course, the truth about what actually happened to the missing Vanger heiresss. This is a superb novel and impossible to put down. Utterly stunning. Probably the year's best book. SUMMER 2009: SE

Couldn't put it down to the last page...

The novel is really rich in detail and quick paced -- And incredibly moving in depicting the struggles faced by its female protagonist. This novel somehow brings off having two really well drawn protagonists, one male, one female that one can empathize with. A middle aged journalist, and a troubled but incredibly talented young woman who works as a PI intersect to solve a labyrinthine plot. Lisbet's story would have made an incredible novel on its own. She has Aspergers and is trapped in an awful school /social system with no advocates and non-existent mental health services. It is really dark in its themes somewhat like the Kite Runner. The complex mystery, thriller aspects are really good, and then the whole other aspects of the novel which is also a social comment on society in Sweden, journalistic ethics, misogyny, and gut-wrenching sexual violence. So prepare to be disturbed by the darkness it depicts. The only thing that bothered me a little, though the incredible characterizations and plotting made up for it totally was the out of time technology -- It seemed like the novel was set in the 90s, but all of the technology action seemed to be happening in the late 2000s. So the technology used in the plot time lines seemed a decade out of whack sometimes. I will go back and read it and see if its something I misunderstood. All in all, its one of the best mystery /thrillers I've read from the last decade. In fact comparing it to the Da Vinci Code, the characters are not simplistic one dimensional cut outs at all. The rich characterizations and explorations of dark behaviour remind me of Elizabeth George. I'm waiting for the two final books of this trilogy. It is so sad that the author has passed away and we won't be meeting the characters for more than just 3 books.

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