Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg

The Girl with the Dragon Tattooo

Title: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish title: Men Who Hate Women)
Author: Stieg Larsson
Series: Millenium Trilogy, book one
Genre: Mystery
Setting: Present-day Sweden
Reason for Reading: I'd heard great things about it.
Pages: 465
Copyright Date: 2008 for the translation, 2005 for the original book.
Cover: Yellow cover with a green dragon and some orange flames.
First line: "It happened every year, was almost a ritual."
Best part: Interesting relationships between the main characters.
Worst part: There was an unexpected theme of sexual violence running through it, handled pretty graphically.
Imaginary Theme Song: "I Wanna Be Sedated" by the Ramones
Grade: B-.
Recommended for: Fans of moody modern mysteries.
Related Reads: Detective Inspector Huss by Helene Tursten and Steven T. Murray, Have Mercy on us All by Fred Vargas, Out Stealing Horses by Per Pettersen.

I've seen so many reviews of this book I'm not sure I need to say anything more about it, but ask if you are curious to know more about my take.
Tags: books 2010, fiction
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