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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy

I just finished Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy Bundle: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. and they were all very good. Mr. Larsson is very good at introducing a character and painting a picture of the main characters. They are flawed like most people and because of their flaws you end up caring for them. The story starts with Blomkvist, an investigative reporter in Sweden, being sued for slander by a man that was really a crook but then Blomkvist gets offered a job investigating an old business man’s family to find what happened to his niece that vanished many years ago and in return Blomkvist will get well paid and the truth about the crook. Blomkvist hires a woman from a private investigation/security agency named Lisbeth Salander to help him investigate this odd case. Lisbeth is a very odd young woman that has a hard time with social interaction but is a wiz with computers. I really enjoyed her. How her brain worked very logically but not socially and how she develops through the books.

That is how the first book starts and the rest is how these characters develop and grow over a 3 year period of time. These books are very descriptive and can be violent. It is a crime drama so that is normal. I almost didn’t read the books but decided to give the first one a try and after I started I couldn’t stop. The 3rd book is a bit hard to get into though since there are so many characters involved and Larsson is such a fickler for giving a back story. But by the end I was glad I read all of the books. 

Stieg Larsson had 10 books planed out for Blomkvist and Lisbeth but sadly shortly after he turned in the first 3 books to the publishers he died suddenly of a heart attack. He himself was an investigative reporter before he wrote these books so it does seem that he based these books in a way on himself which makes me wonder.

What did you think of his books?
What are you reading at the moment?


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