Sunday, 4 October 2009
Book Review; THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO BY STIEG LARSSON
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Published by: Quercus (2008)
Pages: 542 (Paperback)
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO BY STIEG LARSSON
This intelligent mystery centres around the disappearance of 14 year old Harriet Langer nearly 40 years ago. Her elderly uncle wants to discover once and for all exactly what really happened to her and he employs disgraced journalist Mikael Blomqvist, together with his unusual sidekick Lisbeth Salander to try and find out.
The story started incredibly slowly building up the characters back stories and the events leading up to Harriet's disappearance. But once these were established and Blomqvist delved deeper and deeper into the family's dirty secrets the story was gripping, and the complex character of the under-estimated Salander was the main reason this story has such a clever ending.
I will definitely be reading the other books in the trilogy.