Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Book Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Title: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  
Author: Stieg Larsson
Published: 2008 ( First Published 2005)

Genre: Adult, Mystery
Pages: 465
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

The IndustrialistHenrik Vanger, head of the dynastic Vanger Corporation, is tormented by the loss of a child decades earlier and convinced that a member of his family has committed murder.
The JournalistMikael Blomkvist delves deep into the Vangers' past to uncover the truth behind the unsolved mystery. But someone else wants the past to remain a secret and will go to any lengths to keep it that way.
The Girl with the Dragon TattooLisbeth Salander, the enigmatic, delinquent and dangerous security specialist, assists in the investigation. A genius computer hacker, she tolerates no restrictions placed upon her by individuals, society or the law.

My Review:
I don't know how I really feel about this book. It's either I hate it or I love it! I'm going with the second one. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was BRILLIANT! In every way.

Now, I don't know how to write a good review, because believe me, it's hard to write it. I'll try.

For your information, I'm a big mystery and crime reader. I love Dan Brown, I adore Agatha Christie, and now I'm adding Stieg Larsson to that list. There are few reason why is that, and why I love this book. Let's start.

The characters are very interesting. Mikael is forty-something financial journalist and co-owner of the Millennium  Magazine. His career goes bad when he is sued for writing lies by one of the biggest Swedesh business entrepreneurs, Hans-Erik Wennerström.
Lisbeth Salander is a quiet, secretive young woman, who excels at what she does, because she a big, genius hacker. She has a very interesting past and dicey present, and she is very suprised that some people even trust her.

Mikael and Lisbeth's paths cross when Mikael is offered to investigate the past of Vanger family, and with that to find out what happened with Harriet Vanger, who dissapeared in 1966.

This is deffinetly a adult book. There are themes in it that should not be read and discussed by young people. I know I'm young, just 16, but I received this book for my birthday, and I was dying to read it.

I think that the original Swedesh title, Men Who Hate Women fits the book better. Why? Well, read the book and you'll find out.

Would I recommend this book? Yes, but not to readers younger then 16.

                                                                    4.5 stars


FairyWhispers said...

hmmm, I was skeptical at first about this one. themes that should no be read by young ppl? I might give this one a try , thanks for the review.

trayche said...

@FairyWhispers There are a lot of sex scenes. And sexual harassment :/