Millennium Trilogy Boxed Set (Millennium #1-3)
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Stieg Larrson simply wrote three of the most compulsively readable, engaging books I've read in decades. The characters were fantastic, complex and multi-dimensional and intriguing, flawed but heroic. I cared about Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. I liked them and I was rooting for them.
When I discussed the books with my mother, who reads continually, she said, "When Lisbeth ...more
But as some agents did say on Twitter some time ago, if this book was first published in the States, it would have been trimmed and it'd be better. The three of them are too long.
On the other hand, Lisbeth Salander character is one of the best characters I've read lately. You become instantly attached to her and want her to succeed.
In general, Larsson treats better w ...more
And so I soldiered on to the second and third books of the series, and I loved them. But to answer my original question: what is it about these books that makes them so popular? Well, I ...more
This has to be the most weird series or the most weird set of books anyone can read. Its so filled up wi ...more
For those who have not read the Millennium trilogy, this is a nice way of "one stop shopping." Begin with a "murder mystery," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Here, we begin with journalist Mikael Blomkvist losing credibility and being humiliated for lack of journalistic integ ...more
Eventually, the book gets better when Blomkvist and Salander join forces to find a murderer of a member of the Vanger family who disappeared 40 years ago. The ...more
She is somebody who is supposed mentally incompetent by law, and in spite of disgraceful family background, she is able to use her intelligence to carry on every part in the puzzles to solve.
There are more interesting characters, some of them really evil and some full of courage but she is the center of attention as well as the plot.
Recommended for those w ...more
Su autor, Stieg Larrson, nos presenta esta historia que tiene mucho de él y mucho más de Suecia. En Mikael Blomkvist, refleja su actividad profesional, ya que el pasó por una experiencia similar a su personaje, un escándalo por la no verificación de un dato suministrado por una fuente. Y a través de Blomkvist expone el ejercicio del periodi ...more
I think I will annoy a great many people when I say that not only did I not love these books, but I didn't even particularly like them. The stories were certainly gripping, but overall I found them shallow. The ...more
I hadn't particularly planned on reading them but happened to see the 2009 film adaptation on TV, late one night, and really enjoyed it. The next day I went out and bought the books.
The first book, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, was my favourite of the three, I found the murder mystery plot more interesting than the political themes of the ...more
Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, genius hacker who aides Mikael in his attempt to solve the decades old crime. First off, I LOVE Lisbeth. She is a girl who has suffered a lot, and she has come out fighting. She takes no cr ...more
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo read quickly and really liked it! Some reviewers have critcized the amount of backstory provided at the beginning of this book, but I thought it was all relevant and ultimately added to the whole story. This book was a good introduction to those who would become the central characters of the series.
The Girl Who Played with Fire was a little slower getting started. Of the three titles this was the one I liked the least. It is important for character development an...more
The primary reason that these books are worth reading, are:
1. The series is gritty and dark.
2. The characters are complex and interesting. (Two examples are the criminal Ronald Neidermann who is a hulking assassinn who cannot feel pain, but ...more
Pero este año vi la película y wow ¡cómo no los había leído antes!
Mi amiga Chalita me regaló el primero y superó mis expectativas. El segundo lo compré yo y, bueno, tiene un giro sorprendente. El tercero me lo regaló mi amiga Walkiria y es un digno desenlace. De esos que no te dejan deseando más porque ...more
The stories which unfold in this trilogy are probably unlike anything you will ever read. You will learn of the evil people can do, and how evil some of these people can really be.
Larsson was a mastery storyteller. It is a shame he passed when he did. I would have loved to read more of his work. It's raw, truthful, vivid, and powerful in unexpected ways.
Do yourself a favo ...more
While the first was all together not that bad and interesting to read, it still was borderline stupid from time to time.
Sadly the other two books are just one cliché next to another one and I was glad once I was done.
Altogether I give it a three star rating, but it just barely reaches it. Not really highly recommended. And if, then just read the first book and don't bot ...more
As a journalist and editor of the magazine Expo , Larsson was active in documenting and exposing Swedish extreme right and racist organisations. When he died at the age of 50, Larsson left three unpublished thrillers and unfinished manuscripts for more. The first three books ( The Girl Wit ...more