When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.
©2008 Reg Keeland; (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd
I found the characters and storyline gripping. A bit grizzly in places though! Great narrator. Looking forward to the next in the series...
"Uncompromising, Unusual, Unforgettable"
First off, see the Swedish film first. The film is great but I think if I had read the book first the film would have slightly irked me because of a few character changes. Reading the book second really adds to the enjoyment as you notice and love the little changes. At times graphic and often gripping I found it absorbing from the first - starting with intrigue evntually into a thriller with odd couple buddy movie feeling, yet unlike anything I have read before. Cult status deserved.
"It got a hold of me"
Once started I just couldn't stop. A great way to spend the hours out walking the dog.
"Two stories in one"
One story wrapped in another, so just as one finishes, the other kicks off. A gripping story with interesting characters and an interesting figure-out-who-done-it puzzle.
"Swedish sub culture"
This book introduces us to a Swedish subculture we were previously unaware of, unless we ?re fans of Wallander. The mix of a high profile journo and gothic savant is compelling and irrestible. As individuals they are impressive . As a team they are unbeatable. The story is both original and exciting. It is a long while since I was so engrossed in a book Superb!
"Slow start but worth the effort"
This book was really slow to begin with but once you get into it it really captures you on so many levels.
I found this a little difficult to get into and to work out all the characters, but after about 30 minutes I was hooked. This is a fantastic read. It is gripping and you don't realise that the book is so long. Fantastic.
Having read this book I immediately purchased the other two books in the series. A terrific story with fascinating central characters and intruigning insights into life in Sweden. Brilliantly narrated!
Really good story full of suspense, suspicion and intrigue. Really well read too. Highly reccommended.
As this book is so popular i thought that i would give it a go, and am still trying to get through it months later. Am finding it a struggle to follow, the naration doesn't keep me engaged as with other books I have bought. When I read a review saying that Stieg Larsson shows Dan Brown how it should be done I bought it, i have listened to all of Dan Browns books and thoroughly enjoyed them, but this has just not gripped me. I will get to the end of it purely because I have bought it.
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