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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

”The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is the first novel in The Millennium trilogy. It was published in 2005, one year after the author Stieg Larsson’s death.
It received The Glass Key Award form Crime Writers of Scandinavia in 2006.
According to figures from June 2011, the Millennium Trilogy has together sold 60 million copies in more than 50 countries.  

Plot summary

Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomqvist is hired by Henrik Vanger to investigate the disappearance of Vanger’s great-niece Harriet. Henrik suspects that someone in his family, the powerful Vanger clan, murdered Harriet over forty years ago.

Starting his investigation, Mikael realizes that Harriet’s disappearance is not a single event, but rather linked to series of gruesome murders in the past. He now crosses paths with Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker, an asocial punk and most importantly, a young woman driven by her vindictiveness.

Together they form an unlikely couple as they dive deeper into the violent past of the secretive Vanger family.

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she is my dream image, motorcycle and everything.

boop boop not sarah, 10 April 2014

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Best books ever

, 19 August 2013

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Bought the book for a flight 3 years ago, finally got around to reading it. I can’t believe I deprived myself of this book for so long! Amazing story, even translated into English it was brilliant. Ate TGWTDT in 3 days!

Watched both American and Swedish movies. Thought they were both pretty good

Daniel C, 15 August 2013

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I watched all 3 movies. I love each one more and more! I usually don’t do subtitles but it’s a must see. The American version sucks!!! Please make a 4th movie. I hope they hook up again. They have so much chemistry!!

Suzanne s, 11 June 2013

I just saw the sweedish version and then fast fowarded the us one. The original was great, the us sucked. They made the girl look week and the full focus was on the man (daniel craig)…

M., 27 December 2013

Really, The US version of the film is so much more accurate and encompasses the real Lisbeth. Try reading the books and tell me the Swedish versions are better.

woty1515, 27 April 2014

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the whole series is just like a drug, u just have to go back to it even though u try remaining away from it even during the semester exams. the interwoven characters are like just black and white colors mixing together to give a perfect grey, just love wish there was more to Lisbeth Salander and her adventures into black, grey and white of the world. hats off to Stieg Larsson, just wish that u were alove to see ur work become such a sensation and such a masterpiece.

Steig Larsson u are the legend.

Arachnidvector, 18 May 2013

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you mispelled “from”

xavier, 7 May 2013

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i just finished reading TGDT by S. Larsson.

all i can say is i need to read the 2nd & 3rd installment., 18 februari 2013

You won’t be disappointed. The second book as well as the second movie, are the best of the two trilogies in my opinion. But all three books and movies are well worth experiencing.

Jack, 13 May 2013

I still say the movies do not do justice to the books and one has to read them all either before or after seeing the movie (your own preference). The second book and movie I did kind of simultaneously and even though the movie spoiled the suspense for me of the ending, I still enjoyed reading all the details of the book! I would definitely recommend these books to anyone!

Rory, 1 August 2014

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Will never understand why crime drama is so popular. All fiction is enjoyed by people with boring lives, what makes these any different?

Name/signature, 18 januari 2013

Well, with that sort of assumptions we could generally say that all movies and books are enjoyed by people with boring lives. Fiction is enjoyed because it’s different from reality, drama – because it relates to reality. In this way, they are different.

Viewster, 26 November 2013

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I have read all of the Millenium books and found it quite gripping. The writing style is quite unique and leaves the reader wanting to read more. I couldn’t believe it when i heard that Larsson had died the same day as giving his editors the manuscripts of these brilliant books. I find Salander as a brilliant role model for women everywhere as she does not allow men to push her around. The events in the second book lead brilliantly to the third book. I am hoping to read The Girl with the pearl earring, although it is not linked to the Millenium series, the author follows Larssons style of writing quite clearly.

Naomi Robinsons, 28 juli 2012

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Without a doubt, this trilogy was the most thrilling, gripping and addictive series I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Larsson sucked you into his novels, and at the conclusion of the third book – left you desperate for more.

Maddi, 28 May 2012

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