The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book has several plot points. You begin the book in the middle of a trial where Mikael Blomkvist is being charged with liable for printing a false magazine article about a big financial tycoon. Then it moves on to a old man from the Vanger family who is trying to solve the disappearance of his granddaughter. The Old man hires Lisbeth Salander the Girl (whom is actually a 20 year old woman) with a dragon tattoo to do a background check on the man who is being sued. Mikael then in turn is hired to find the missing granddaughter. During, the process of his investigation he finds out about the background check and hires the woman with the dragon tattoo to help him. This book reads like a magazine. The different plots and character's life stories are intertwined though out the book. I fond myself thinking that at the end of a chapter it should say to continue this story turn to page 20. It isn't until all of the characters are introduced that this book really gets going and is a very intense crime drama that makes your blood race and you find that deep down this book is about the hidden abuse of money and women. Would, I recommend this book? Well, that would depend on the person reading it. If you like to read magazines and you are not the kind of reader who stops reading a book, if you don't like the first chapter then you will like this book. I think that the middle of this book is well wroth reading the rest.