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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Starts off quite disjointedly as a financial reporter Mikael Blomqvist  is sentenced to a prison term for libellous writing and the story of Lisbeth Salander slides along parallelly but the story picks up pace when Mikael is asked to investigate the apparent murder of the niece of a wealthy and reclusive industrialist 40 years ago. Initially Mikael is reluctant to look into the murder aspect but gets irretrievably drawn towards when he starts finding some missing links and that is where Salander comes in with her superior investigative skills. I like the character of Lisbeth Salander – very enigmatic. Quite a nice pacy read though the narrative suffers at places due to the translation. Quite violent and sadistic at times, unfortunate that Larsson died after completing his Millenium trilogy otherwise he would have been a fine Nordic writer to look upto. Rating 3/5  

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