The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Author:Stieg Larsson Harriet Vanger, scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. he hires Mikael Blomkvist a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction to investigate. he is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Toget... more »her they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.« less
Absolutely the best book I have read in a very long time. There's information, action, and the best female character that I think has ever been written. Strange does not always mean inferior or unintelligent. Lisbeth Salander is amazing. Halfway through this book I had to order the next 2 in the trilogy. Only 2 were here in the club, the last one I went and bought on ebay. Each book takes up within days or weeks of the last one. The only sad note is that the author died shortly after turning in these three manuscripts. I would have gladly read anything else he wrote for a long time to come. Highly recommend, but a warning they are very large books in terms of pages, that's a plus for me but maybe not for everyone. You will also notice that some of the spellings of words are the European form and there's lots of long and strange city and street names, it is Sweden after all. But that did not affect my pleasure. It's nice not to be done with a book in 2 days although you will want to be.