Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2005)

A very good mystery novel by a deceased Swedish journalist. Apparently, he wrote a trilogy of mysteries that were published after he died of a massive heart attack at age 50. This is the first one, and it's good stuff. What I liked about it was how ambitious it was as a mystery novel; it has about three major plot strands, several villains (including two serial killers), and two major protagonists. And it all works. The writing itself seemed a little weak in places but that could very well be the fault of the translator. Good gruesome fun in a cold Scandinavian location--what's not to like. Bring on book two, and maybe also the David Fincher film that is now in the works.

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