Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: review

Mikael Blomkist is an investigative journalist who is employed by a wealthy businessman Henrik Vanger to investigate a family mystery. Blomkist is assisted in the investigation by Lisbeth Salander who is a bit of a livewire and a computer hacker.

Blomkist and Salander search for Henrik Vangers great-niece Harriet who disappeared 40 years before. Henrik is convinced that Harriet was murdered by a family member.

As well as a gripping story, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo explores issues such as industrial corruption, incest and the influence of the Nazis in Sweden.

The author Stieg Larsson has a fascinating background; he was one of the world’s leading experts on right-wing extremist and Nazi organisations. He died suddenly after delivering three manuscripts to his publisher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is part one of the trilogy.

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