The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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|Format: ||Paperback / softback, 644 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 18 June 2010|
In this international bestseller, a crusading journalist joins forces with a 24-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker to investigate the whereabouts of a woman missing from one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.
About the Author
Stieg Larsson was the editor in chief of the magazine "Expo." He was a leading expert on anti-democratic, right-wing extremist organizations. He died in 2004, soon after delivering the manuscripts of the novels The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland. "From the Trade Paperback edition."
Wealthy young Harriet Vanger disappeared 40 years ago, and Uncle Henrik always thought she was murdered. Now he's drafted a hotshot journalist and a tattooed hacker to investigate. An expert on right-wing extremists, Swedish author Larsson died in 2004. This international best seller arrives here with a 100,000-copy first printing. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
With its rich characterizations and intriguing plot, the first book of the late Stieg Larsson's completed trilogy, involving disgraced Swedish journalist-publisher Mikael Blomkvist and the eponymous, pierced and tattooed, emotionally troubled young hacker-investigator Lisbeth Salander, clearly deserves the acclaim it's received overseas. Martin Wenner's almost indifferent, British-accented narration would seem an odd choice for a novel filled with passion, sex and violence, but as the oddly coupled Blomkvist and Salander probe the four-decade-old disappearance of Harriet Vanger, heiress to one of Sweden's wealthiest clans, the objective approach actually accentuates the extreme behavior of both and the strange subjects of their investigation. Wenner's calm, controlled manner aids the listener in keeping track of the numerous members of the Vanger family, a task that the printed book simplifies with a reference page. A Knopf hardcover (Reviews, July 14). (Sept.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
"Wildly suspenseful . . . an intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller."--"The Washington Post" "I doubt you will read a better book this year."--Val McDermid "Mesmerizing. . . . Imagine the movies of Ingmar Bergman crossed with Thomas Harris's novel "The Silence of the Lambs.""--"USA Today" "A blazing literary sensation [this] dark-hearted thriller ." . . "is now poised to burn up bestseller lists in America."--"Vanity Fair" "Unique and fascinating. . . . It's like a blast of cold, fresh air to read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."--"Chicago Tribune" "A super-smart amalgam of the corporate corruption tale, legal thriller and dysfunctional-family psychological suspense story."--"Fresh Air "(NPR) "As vivid as bloodstains on snow--and a perfect one-volume introduction to the unique strengths of Scandinavian crime fiction." --Lee Child "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."--Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" "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."--"Glamour" "So much more than a thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a dazzling novel of big ideas. It tackles issues of power, corruption, justice, and innocence-all the while drawing you into the twists and turns of a frighteningly suspenseful mystery."--Harlan Coben "An exceptional effort for a first-time crime novelist. In fact, a fine effort for any crime novelist . . . This book is meticulously plotted, beautifully paced, and features a cast of two indelible sleuths and many juicy suspects."--"Boston Globe" "The book lands in
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