The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson – Review (Book)

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is one of those books that I’d seen lots of people reading on the train and half dismissed as a mainstream work of fiction that wouldn’t appeal to me (ala The Da Vinci Code).

What a mistake that would’ve been!

This is a book that begins fairly slowly as it sets the scene and then unleashes closely entwined stories upon an unsuspecting reader.

Set in Sweden and telling the story of Mikael Blomkvist, a publisher at Millenium magazine, and Lisbeth Salander, a private investigator, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is a great piece of storytelling.

The pacing is superb and Stieg Larsson creates some wonderfully believable characters. Not just the main characters either – the entire supporting cast seems to be very well thought out.

There is plenty going on here alongside the good old fashioned murder mystery. Once this book got going I could not put it down.

It’s uncomfortable in places as it deals with some controversial issues and can be fairly graphic at times. It never seems out of place though and against the rural backdrop most of the book is set in, it makes quite a nice juxtaposition.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is part of a trilogy of books (The Millenium Trilogy) and now I can’t wait to get my hands on the other two books in the series.

Rating 9/10

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