The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
My rating: ✰✰✰
Library Book, E-Book, Finished: 5/25/2012

This was one of those books that I didn’t want to read, mainly because it was billed as a must read and had rave reviews. So I resisted, however I did watch the movies and enjoyed them. The other day I was on the library website browsing through the e-books and saw The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson so I requested it, figuring if I didn’t like the first book I wouldn’t finish it or start any of the others. I ended up liking it.

The book starts out slow, with Mikael Blomkvist being found guilty and his professional life crumbling around him. Next we find out Blomkvist is being investigated, the one doing the investigation is Lisbeth Salander (she has the dragon tattoo).

Blomkvist is asked to solve a 40 year old murder and offered a way to salvage his career if he accepts, he ends up using Salander to help him. The ending, while not a surprise to me (it was very similar to the movie) was indeed a twist.

This book is more than a murder mystery. It is also a story about dysfunctional families, and how powerful people can manipulate events and people and that things are very often not what they seem. I enjoyed this book but it has sections that may disturb some people.

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I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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