- Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
- Year Published: 2008
- Edition: 1st American ed.
- Description: 465 p.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Missing persons -- Fiction. -- Investigation -- Sweden -- Stockholm
- Journalists -- Fiction. -- Sweden -- Stockholm
- Computer hackers -- Fiction. -- Sweden -- Stockholm
- Rich people -- Fiction.
- Corruption -- Fiction.
- Sweden -- Fiction.
- Stockholm (Sweden) -- Fiction.
- Suspense fiction.
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The Girl with the dragon tattoo
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Call number: Mystery
Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Downtown Storage Adult, West Adult
Originally published: Stockholm : Norstedt, 2005.
The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness--assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism--and a surprising connection between themselves.--From publisher description.
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I went on to read the rest of the Millenium trilogy, but didn't feel those books were as well-crafted as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
The reason it probably became so popular is the fact that the main character is female, implied autistic, intelligent, and highly sexualized. I was actually very excited to read it because of that, but unfortunately I feel that her character was written very poorly. Plus the author didn't seem to know much about technology, which was sad because she's supposed to be a techie. I would make a better "female hacker" than her, sorry.
Trigger warning for sexual violence.
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