pamelaa, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by pamelaa)
Enjoyed it so much I had to read the next two books as soon as possible, bought the trilogy of movies and look forward to seeing the USA interpretation of the books as well. Actually, the book was a lot easier to read after watching the movie because I was getting confused with all the names, nick names and foreign place names. The story itself was really exciting.
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by The Washington Post,
"Wildly suspenseful...an intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller."
by The New York Times,
"Combine the chilly Swedish backdrop and moody psychodrama of a Bergman movie with the grisly pyrotechnics of a serial-killer thriller, then add an angry punk heroine and a down-on-his-luck investigative journalist, and you have the ingredients of Stieg Larsson's first novel."
by Chicago Tribune,
"Unique and fascinating....It's like a blast of cold, fresh air to read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."
"A whip-smart heroine and a hunky guy who needs her help? This sexy, addictive thriller is everything you never knew you could get from a crime novel."
by Minette Walters,
"What a cracking novel! I haven't read such a stunning thriller debut for years. The way Larsson interweaves his two stories had me in thrall from beginning to end. Brilliantly written and totally gripping."
by The Observer,
"This is a striking novel, full of passion, an evocative sense of place and subtle insights into venal, corrupt minds . . . The journalist and the hacker are ingenious creations."
by The Times,
"The ballyhoo is fully justified....The novel scores on every front — character, story, atmosphere, and the translation."
by Lee Child,
"As vivid as bloodstains on snow."
by Shots Magazine,
"One of the greatest crime-fiction novels I have ever read....As mesmerizing as it is insightful....The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a multi-layered, multi-character tale by a writer of some considerable power. Full of social conscience and compassion, with insight into the nature of moral corruption, it knocked me out....Mikael Blomkvist and his partner, the enigmatic and deeply troubled Lisbeth Salander, will soon join the pantheon of greatest crime-fiction characters that populate the genre at its apex."
"The biggest Swedish phenom since ABBA."
Stieg Larsson's #1 bestselling mystery featuring Lisbeth Salander is now a major motion picture directed by David Fincher, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, from Columbia Pictures/Sony. In theaters December 2011. The first volume in the Millennium Trilogy, and an international publishing sensation, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.
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