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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Comments (Archived):

  1. bfeld

    Thanks so much for furthering my “buy ever great book” habit. Oneclicked!

    1. Gotham Gal

      That is why Amazon had a good year.

  2. Juliet Blake

    This is unrelated to your reading, but I thought you’d find this blog interesting. http://dabagirls.wordpress….Hope all is well. Has Jessica decided where she’s going to college yet, we’re in the middle of big decisions with Lily right now.All the best,Juliet

    1. Gotham Gal

      Thanks Juliet. I’ve seen this site…pretty hilariousjoanne [email protected]

  3. Roberta Balsam

    I have the book in my pile to read. Thanks Joanne, since I feel akin to you so often it will be my next read.Roberta Balsam

  4. njs

    I couldn’t put it down until it was finished, either. FYI, Larsson had completed 3 manuscripts, all of which have been published in Sweden and other Northern European countries . When I finished this book I told my wife I immediately needed to learn swedish to finish the trilogy. The good news is 2nd book was just published in the UK – and Amazon UK should deliver my copy any day! I’m just getting ready for more sleepless nights.

    1. Gotham Gal

      I must order the newly published book too.