The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Cover of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"Cover via Amazon

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. 

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