Friday, September 3, 2010

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

4/5**** Go grab it, start reading! The name Lisbeth  is in again! 

~The Author~

Stieg Larsson Swedish journalist, publisher and author of the bestselling Mellennium Triology, died in 2004 in Stockholm at the age of 50 in cause of a heart attack.
~The Novel~ 

The Millennium Triology, including “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest”, was first published in Sweden in 2005. The posthumous publication of the Millennium Triology, not only resulted in high sales figures, turning all three novels into worldwide bestsellers, but it also showed which loss of a great writing talent the literary world has to mourn.
~The Story~

When Mikael Blomkvist, journalist and publisher of Millennium magazine, leaves Stockholm’s courtyard, a mass of journalists is already awaiting him, his reputation ruined. Will Mikael restore his credibility by accepting the Vanger case? Fifty years ago Harriet Vanger, member of industrial mogul Vanger, disappeared from a completely isolated island. Now Mikael starts research on the family’s history and investigates in case Harriet. With the help of Lisbeth Salander, he trys to search for a murderer, not aware of what abyss is facing light after half a century of darkness.
~We love this book because…~

1) We love mysteries!
2) We love the Nordic and raw landscape of Sweden becoming our home for a few hours.
3) We love the chemistry between our favourite investigation team Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist!
4) We love Lisbeth Salander for being the most reserved and extraordinary protagonist of a Swedish thriller so far!
5) We love the seriousness and moral behind it!

Just the introduction to a thrilling triology that won’t let you dare putting it down for long!


  1. Nice review! I love this book too. Glad u enjoyed it..

  2. Salander is the reason why I love this series. I do think Blomkvist a bit cliche though, kinda like Dan Brown's Robert Langdon.