Monday, March 19, 2012

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo By Stieg Larsson

Dark, suspenseful and utterly page turning. All accurately describe the mysterious world of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. Set in Sweden, the novel begins with Mikael, a journalist, loosing a libel case for allegations made on billionaire, Hans-Erik Wennerström. Soon after he meets with Henrik Vanger, who is the retired CEO of the Vanger Corporation. Mikael is unaware that Henrik has had an extensive background check done on him by the edgy, socially unique and most of all brilliant computer hacker. Henrik asks Mikael to perform a job for him that will last one year, he is assigned to investigate the murder of the sixteen year old Harriet Vanger which occurred 36 years prior. Mikael accepts, moving out to Henrik's estate and quickly learning about the twisted Vanger family. With the help of Lisbeth, Mikael dives into the secrets and scandals of this elite family, putting everything on the line to solve a case that haunts the Vangers to their core.

WARNING! This book is not for the faint of heart. Graphic. Violent. And at times disturbing. This book will turn your insides out while keeping you addicted like a drug. Consider this novel as the spiciest salsa a Mexican restaurant has to offer, you've got to have guts to take it in. But if you dare to open the pages of the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, you will be anything but disappointed or bored. Mysteries your thing? Well folks we have a winner. Throughout the entirety of this novel you will be solving the murder of Harriet Vanger in your head, never knowing the truth until it is skillfully unravel. When you set down this book you'll be left is utter awe at the beautiful written work that has captivated millions world wide. Not to mention, its hard not falling in love with a bad-ass like Lisbeth.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an edgy and thrilling escape from our pedestrian world.  Enjoy The Snowman by Jo Nesbø or the suspense of Stephen King? Then you'll love the spellbinding trilogy by Stieg Larsson.

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