The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Yesterday I did something which I consider decadent. I had started reading a book the night before that I could not put down and I spent the next day reading it until I finished it. Reading during the day is something I never do unless I am on vacation.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was written by Stieg Larsson, I write was written because he died at the young age of 50 of a massive heart attack. He was a Swedish journalist, writer and an expert on the subject of extreme racism and right wing organizations.
The book is a page turner. The story never stops. Murder, family secrets, journalism, corruption, the Swedish foster care system, layered characters, computer hackers, good food, and descriptive weather. He was a helluva writer. The story has a lot of angles and never stops.
Larsson obviously had a bit of a cynical outlook about modern Sweden today. This book is a intellectual crime book that leaves you wanting more.