The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium)

4.1 avg rating
( 1,817,774 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780307269751: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium)

A sensation across Europe—millions of copies sold

A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue.

It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.

It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age—and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness to go with it—who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism—and an unexpected connection between themselves.

It’s a contagiously exciting, stunningly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

[ Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Millennium By ( Author ) Sep-2008 Hardcover

Review:

An intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller that is variously a serial-killer saga, a search for a missing person and an informed glimpse into the worlds of journalism and business . . . Lisbeth is a punk Watson to Mikael's dapper Holmes, and she's the coolest crime-fighting sidekick to come along in many years.
Washington Post
An exceptional effort for a first-time crime novelist. In fact, a fine effort for any crime novelist . . . This book is meticulously plotted, beautifully paced, and features a cast of two indelible sleuths and many juicy suspects.
Boston Globe
Combine the chilly Swedish backdrop and moody psychodrama of a Bergman movie with the grisly pyrotechnics of a serial-killer thriller, then add an angry punk heroine and a down-on-his-luck investigative journalist, and you have the ingredients of Stieg Larsson s first novel.
Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
The book lands in the United States as Wall Street sputters and global markets clench, a timely fit to Larsson s themes of corporate corruption. He tells his crime story cleverly, but the zing in Dragon Tattoo is inked in its two central characters.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
A super-smart amalgam of the corporate corruption tale, legal thriller and dysfunctional-family psychological suspense story. It s witty and unflinching . . . Larsson s multi-pieced plot snaps together as neatly as an Ikea bookcase, but even more satisfying is the anti-social character of Salander.
Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air (NPR)

It s like a blast of cold, fresh air to read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo . . . It features at its center two unique and fascinating characters: a disgraced financial journalist and the absolutely marvelous 24-year-old Lisbeth Salander a computer-hacking Pippi Longstocking with pierced eyebrows and a survival instinct that should scare anyone who gets in her way.
Chicago Tribune

Larsson s novel could serve as the definition of page-turner . . . The worst part: We have to wait until summer 09 for the second installment.
Time Out New York

The biggest Swedish phenom since ABBA.
People

Imagine the movies of Ingmar Bergman crossed with Thomas Harris s novel The Silence of the Lambs. Larsson s mesmerizing tale succeeds because, like P.D. James, he has written a why-dunit rather than a whodunit.
USA Today
A whip-smart heroine and a hunky guy who needs her help? This sexy, addictive thriller is everything you never knew you could get from a crime novel.
Glamour

Larsson s debut thriller succeeds on so many levels it s hard to know where to begin. First off, it s an absolute page-turner. But the characters are so fascinating and the clear, understated writing so graceful, you are going to want to savor it . . . Electrifying.
Portsmouth Herald (NH)
Is the hype justified? Yes . . . This complex, multilayered tale grabs the reader from the first page.
Library Journal (starred)

The first U.S. appearance of another major Swedish crime writer is cause for celebration . . . The novel offers compelling chunks of investigative journalism, high-tech sleuthing, and psychosexual drama. What a shame that we only have three books in which to watch the charismatic Lisbeth Salander take on the world!
Booklist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a striking novel. Just when I was thinking there wasn't anything new on the horizon, along comes Stieg Larsson with this wonderfully unique story. I was completely absorbed.
Michael Connelly
I doubt you will read a better book this year.
Val McDermid
Dark, labyrinthine, smart, sexy, utterly original, and completely captivating, Stieg Larsson s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo delights at every level. Nuanced, sympathetic characters, caught in a tangle of unusual and compelling relationships, grapple with a baffling family mystery and with their own demons in the unique literary environment of modern-day Sweden. This book is artful and grand entertainment. I couldn t recommend it more highly.
John Lescroart
So much more than a thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a dazzling novel of big ideas. It tackles issues of power, corruption, justice, and innocence all the while drawing you into the twists and turns of a frighteningly suspenseful mystery.
Harlan Coben
As vivid as bloodstains on snow.
Lee Child

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an utterly fresh political and journalistic thriller that is also intimate and moral. In spite of its dark unearthings Stieg Larsson has written a feast of a book, with central characters you will not forget.
Michael Ondaatje
Cases rarely come much colder than the decades-old disappearance of teen heiress Harriet Vanger from her family s remote island retreat north of Stockholm, nor do fiction debuts hotter than this European bestseller . . . At once a strikingly original thriller and a vivisection of Sweden s dirty not-so-little secrets, this first of a trilogy introduces a provocatively odd couple.
Publishers Weekly (starred)
What a cracking novel! I haven t read such a stunning thriller debut for years. The way Larsson interweaves his two stories had me in thrall from beginning to end. Brilliantly written and totally gripping.
Minette Walters

With its compelling situation, its complex plot and especially its unique, fully-realized characters, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo embodies in seamless translation the best of European crime fiction.
S.J. Rozan
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is a Tolstoyan re-invention of the closed room murder mystery, Agatha Christie for adults. Curl up on the sofa with this masterwork of noir and let Stieg Larsson draw you into the shadows. It s also a profound investigation into tribal violence in the world of high finance, and a revelation of the dark side of a country normally seen as the very height of propriety. By the end of the first chapter you will know better. By the end of the second you will be putty in his hands. Don t even think about putting it down.
John Burdett
From the UK:
Crime fiction has seldom needed to salute and mourn such a stellar talent as Larsson s in the same breath.
The Sunday Times
Larsson has up his sleeve two extremely engaging protagonists. Once these characters have appeared, our surrender to the novel is guaranteed . . . This is classic English mystery territory. But what follows is much darker and bloodier more Thomas Harris than Dorothy L. Sayers.
The Independent

The ballyhoo is fully justified . . . The novel scores on every front character, story, atmosphere, and the translation.
The Times

This is a striking novel, full of passion, an evocative sense of place and subtle insights into venal, corrupt minds . . . The journalist and the hacker are ingenious creations.
The Observer

One of the greatest crime-fiction novels I have ever read . . . As mesmerizing as it is insightful . . . The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a multi-layered, multi-character tale by a writer of some considerable power. Full of social conscience and compassion, with insight into the nature of moral corruption, it knocked me out . . . Mikael Blomkvist and his partner, the enigmatic and deeply troubled Lisbeth Salander, will soon join the pantheon of greatest crime-fiction characters that populate the genre at its apex.
Shots Magazine
A blockbuster story . . . The plot is interesting and credible but above all the heroine is splendidly original . . . An extraordinary book.
Literary Review

An absorbing and idiosyncratic crime novel.
Daily Mail


"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Stieg Larsson
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0307269752 ISBN 13: 9780307269751
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0307269752 Ships promptly from Texas. Bookseller Inventory # HGT5056GAGG021517H0677A

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
2.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.20
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Stieg Larsson
ISBN 10: 0307269752 ISBN 13: 9780307269751
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97803072697510000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Stieg Larsson
Published by ALFRED A KNOPF (1900)
ISBN 10: 0307269752 ISBN 13: 9780307269751
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ALFRED A KNOPF, 1900. UNK. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780307269751

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Stieg Larsson
Published by Knopf Publishing Group 2008-09-01 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0307269752 ISBN 13: 9780307269751
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Publishing Group 2008-09-01, 2008. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780307269751

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Stieg Larsson
Published by Knopf Publishing Group, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0307269752 ISBN 13: 9780307269751
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Publishing Group, United States, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. American.. 242 x 173 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A sensation across Europe--millions of copies sold A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. It s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness to go with it--who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism--and an unexpected connection between themselves. It s a contagiously exciting, stunningly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780307269751

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Stieg Larsson
Published by Knopf Publishing Group 2008-09-16 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0307269752 ISBN 13: 9780307269751
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Publishing Group 2008-09-16, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatched within 2 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-ING-00015709

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.49
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Stieg Larsson
Published by Knopf (2008)
ISBN 10: 0307269752 ISBN 13: 9780307269751
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
eBooksNorthshore
(Mandeville, LA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Excellent HC Edition: BOOK: NEW; DJ: NEW. DJ may have very light, normal shelf edge wear, Choose Expedited or 2 Day for quicker delivery. Most international shipped to arrive 4-10 business days. Bookseller Inventory # 926060058

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
2.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 17.69
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Stieg Larsson
Published by Knopf Publishing Group, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0307269752 ISBN 13: 9780307269751
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Publishing Group, United States, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. American.. 242 x 173 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A sensation across Europe--millions of copies sold A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. It s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness to go with it--who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism--and an unexpected connection between themselves. It s a contagiously exciting, stunningly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780307269751

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Stieg Larsson
Published by ALFRED A KNOPF (1900)
ISBN 10: 0307269752 ISBN 13: 9780307269751
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ALFRED A KNOPF, 1900. UNK. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780307269751

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.64
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Stieg Larsson
Published by Knopf (2008)
ISBN 10: 0307269752 ISBN 13: 9780307269751
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0307269752

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.31
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book