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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
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Oct 17, 2011

it was amazing
Read from October 17 to December 18, 2011

Since I started reading on the Kindle I haven’t read that many print books. But when I saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at a garage sale for $1.25 I couldn’t resist, especially with all the hype. Wow, what a deal that was. This is a serious novel. The first 20 pages or so made me feel like a complete idiot! I kept wondering why everyone liked this book so much and if I was just a second rate reader. There were a lot of foreign references and name dropping that was confusing. Don’t let this discourage you. Once the story got going it was much clearer and really hooked me. Mikael Blomkvist, a financial journalist, is in the midst of a scandal. With no prospects and facing some jail time, he accepts an offer to look into a 40 year old mystery; the disappearance of a young girl. Blomkvist does well on his own, but later enlists the help of a talented but strange investigator with issues of her own. I loved considering all the scenarios and trying to figure out the mystery along with the characters. The author made me feel as though I actually came to know Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander and I look forward to meeting them again in the other books. While writing this review I checked Amazon for some information about the book and author and was saddened to find out that Stieg Larsson died in 2004.

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11/28/2011 page 60
13.0% "When I first started reading this book it made me wonder why everyone liked it and made me feel like a second rate reader. But, once I got through a few chapters it really started turning into a story for me. Enjoying it very much now." 1 comment
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message 1: by Lia (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lia Fairchild You really need to give this book a few chapters. I really felt confused and wondered what the hype was about but now that I'm into the story it's pretty good.

Matt Posner This is the best of the three books, but the second one has some important plot developments, and the third wraps up the plotline of the second. So you should read them all, Lia. I took them with me to India -- good way to while away time while stuck in Mumbai traffic!

message 3: by Lia (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lia Fairchild Will definitely get to the other two and see the movie!

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