I haven’t done a book review in a while but these books definitely deserve one. If you haven’t read them yet, I suggest you get to your nearest bookstore (they are actually cheapest at CNA) and get reading.
“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is the first book in the series and you may find that when you start the book that it is a bit difficult to read, or even a bit boring, but give it a few chapters. Once you meet Lisbeth Salander you will realize why it is a best seller.
The first book introduces you to Salander. She is by far the most unique heroine I have ever come across. Not only is she utterly fascinating, but she is funny, insane and completely lovable. She is a complete mystery and she’ll hook you from the moment you meet her.
“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” follows the story of Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist who has been persecuted for Libel, who finds himself in the middle of a crazy family mystery. Blomkvist is ‘hired’ by Mr Vanger to solve the mystery of his missing niece, with the promise of the truth to help Blomkvist clear his name. In comes mastermind and super hacker, Lisbeth Salander. I don’t want to give away too much of the plot here, but trust me. The book is absolutely enthralling.
The second book of the series, “The Girl Who Played With Fire”, was definitely my favourite of the series. In this book you learn more about who Salander is and why she is the way she is. The story only becomes more intriguing and it completely sucks you into a whirlwind of mystery.
The third and final book, “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest”, is a much more complex book. It definitely pulls everything we know together and gives you all the answers you have been dying to know since the beginning, but the amount of detail can leave you feeling completely overwhelmed. It is definitely a book that requires your full attention when reading.
All-in-all, “The Millennium Trilogy” is a brilliantly written tale with tremendous detail that will leave you feeling as though you are a part of the story – helping each character solve the case.
For more info about Stieg Larsson (the man behind Lisbeth Salander), visit his website – http://www.stieglarsson.com