I've been looking forward to this book, very very very much looking forward to this book. This is the first of three novels by crusading liberal journalist Stieg Larsson, who died shortly after the three novels were delivered to his Swedish publisher. Alas he is not alive to see the level of interest and praise that THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is garnering.
"The trial was irretrievably over; everything that could be said had been said, but he had never doubted that he would lose. The written verdict was handed down at 10.00 on Friday morning, and all that remained was a summing up from the reporters waiting in the corridor outside the district court."
A murder mystery, family saga, love story, and a tale of financial intrigue wrapped into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.Harriet Vanger, scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.