Author - Stieg Larsson
Title - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Stars - 4
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:
Blomkvist, a fiscal journalist, observes his professional life disintegrating around him. The outlook is depressing until an unexpected offer to save his reputation is offered by a Swedish company. The drawback is that Blomkvist must devote a year researching a mysterious disappearance that has been unexplained for nearly four decades. He agrees and recruits the assistance of investigator Lisbeth Salander
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is no routine, prescribed, whodunit. It is mesmerizing and almost impossible to put down. Be warned, there is appalling sexual violence.
At the hub of the story are an intriguing young woman who effortlessly overcomes computer code but for whom human interface is an inconvenience, and a probing reporter who almost always chooses the path of least resistance. Stieg Larsson has produced a book that is a multi-layered crime novel - and well worth a read.