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From the Bookshelf: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Saturday, 13 March 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Fiction: Mystery. Unabridged audio from Books on Tape. Recorded 2008. 16 hrs and 19 minutes. Narrated by Simon Vance. Purchased from Audible.com.

Simon Vance did an excellent job narrating this fast paced mystery. It provided me many hours of distraction as I went about my usual household tasks. FYI, it is not a rated G story by any stretch.

Publisher’s summary:

A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue….

It’s about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden…and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.

It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance…and about Lisbeth Salander, a 24-year-old, pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age, who assists Blomkvist with the investigation.

This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism – and an unexpected connection between themselves.

Purchasing options for a hard copy:

This book is the first book in the Millenium Trilogy. The second book, The Girl Who Played with Fire is already available (and also worth the read). The third book, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest will be published in May of 2010.

The movie, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is already out, though I’ve not seen it at any of our local theaters. Here’s a trailer:

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