The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson: A Review

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A Scandinavian novel about a woman who fits into no cultural or literary stereotypes assisting a journalist in his mission to find out what happened to the missing girl of the Vanger family, one of the richest and most influential families in the country.
Lizbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist join together to solve the case after Salander is hired to research (hack) him by a security agency and Blomkvist is disgraced in the media after publishing an article on a corrupt businessman that he has no tangible evidence for.
‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ explores the themes of sexism and misogyny in depth throughout the novel as the characters try to solve the case of the missing girl.
My Review
My Rating: 4.5/5
This book had me hooked! I had previously watched both the Scandinavian and British film adaptations of this thrilling mystery/crime novel but the book had so much more of an effect on me.
The coherent structure combined with the gradual, yet informative, character developments made Larsson’s novel the best version of this story. Now I need to buy the rest of the trilogy!

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