Friday, October 8, 2010

The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo

Chances are you've already heard of The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo, and for good reason too.  Written by Steig Larsson, this is one of the best books I've ever come across.


The book follows Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist who has fallen on hard times after being framed for libel, as he sets out on a mission to solve a forty year old cold-case of a missing girl.  With the aid of a young, misunderstood genius, who holds a few authority issues: Lisbeth Salander, Blomkvist turns over stone after stone seeking answers in this fast-paced thriller where nothing is as it seems.

I'm usually not a fan of thriller books, but I absolutely loved this thriller.  Breaking the cliches and often tired plot lines of most books in this genre, Larsson defines just what a great book can be.  This is the first book in a three part series by Larsson; and while I haven't read the others yet (plan on doing so soon^^), if they're anywhere close to as good as this book, they'll be well worth a read.

tl;dr Awesome book, check it out.

12 comments:

RatsRunThisTown said...

Have you seen the film? It'd be interesting to see your comparisons between both

Aeacus.Warden said...

I'll definitely check out this book.

JRam said...

Sounds like theres enough action to suit my taste.

KillerKun said...

ok i guess i will look for it at the bookstore, thx for the recommendation :D

Lewis Candler said...

even though i don't like thrillers, i might give this a try

anontcotrol said...

i need to read this book. heard lots about the film

happybuffet said...

Yeah, thrillers aren't really my cup of tea, but I'll check this out.

Barnacle said...

Read these books a while back, before the hype ;P

aGas said...

ha, i read this one also, it's great.

tonyman33 said...

Loved the book loved the movie. Steigg Larsson is one of the most imaginative authors out there.

Verols said...

been wondering about reading this book

Touch and Feel said...

I've been recommended this book by a lot of people, so I think I will check it out.

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