Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo

Larsson, Stieg. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Knopf, 2008.

Submitted by Catherine Rod

Swedish author Larsson was a journalist who died at the age of 50 and before his three novels were published. The others in the series of three are The Girl Who Played with Fire (Knopf 2009) and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Knopf 2010). Dragon Tattoo is about corporate and family corruption, tragedy and human vulnerability. Catherine Rod, an avid reader of mysteries, notes that this is the first of Larsson's three posthumously published novels. "It is absolutely riveting and has an interesting main character. If you like mysteries, try this one!"

All three novels are on order for Burling Library.


Walt Giersbach said...

Found this to be an enticing story as it progressed--slow at first, then building to a solid climax. Don't expect crime fiction. It's an insightful look into the Scandinavian culture and some singular characters.

Walt Giersbach said...

Am just finishing his second book in the trilogy, "Girl Who Played with Fire" and am happy it moves at an even faster pace--but it's sometimes repetitive, overly expository and sometimes over-burdened with place names. Four stars.