Book Review #10: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

I rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.

(Not quite what I had expected the book to be like. I assumed it would be focused on gangsters and crime.)

The book is about a journalist known as Mikael Blomkvist. He publishes a story on a billionnaire caller Wennerstrom, which turns out to gain him a libel case leading to a prison sentence and a large fine costing almost his entire savings.

He’s then approached by an extremely wealthy old man known as Henrik Vanger. The 82 year old man offers a crazy big sum for Blomkvist to supposedly write a biography for the Vanger family, but this is more of a cover story in order for this desperate old man to try one last time to find out what has happened to his missing niece for the last few decades.

The story is full of darkness, abuse, rape and wrong doings that Blomkvist slowly draws intothe open in regards to the Vanger Family’s “dirty laundry”.

With the help of a social outcast, with multiple tattoo’s, a lousy attitude to the human species in general, Lizbeth Salander has amazing talent as a freelance private investigator. Blomkvist and Salander solve the case of the missing Harriet Vanger.

I guess I would recommend this book to people but at the same time I didn’t feel like it was enjoyable to read. I felt disturbed by the events that happened and in some parts, the biblical references were interpreted quite literally and acted upon in the most grotesque manner.

I’m still considering if I will finish this series or not, as this is not within my usual preferred genre to read.

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One thought on “Book Review #10: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

  1. The first and the third part are the best. The second was a bit slow and some sequences seemed redundant nevertheless, it’s a package. Loved it.

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