The Millennium Trilogy
All across America, readers are talking about Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novels, set in Sweden and featuring Lisbeth Salander—“one of the most original and memorable heroines to surface in a recent thriller” (The New York Times). The trilogy is an international sensation that will grab you ...more
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
A lot of people have seen the movies and understand the storyline but I would recommend reading the books as they offer much more depth to the characters with their personal demons and principles, particularly experienced by Lisbeth Salander. The plot is excellent and while each book can more or less stand on its own, there is the real expansive plot a ...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
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
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
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
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 don't have a lot to say, because they're fairly straightforward, highly entertaining thriller novels, and that's ultimately why I admire them so much. The women characters have real depth and agency. While horrible violence against women is indeed depicted in graphic detail, and I understand why some criticize the series for this reason, I am glad that at least the books' message is firmly against miso ...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
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
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 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
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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