The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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Rating: 4/5 stars.

In an uncommon form of writing, Larsson has captivated me with the first book in his trilogy. There is a quality to his writing I cannot exactly place, but it is backed up by a unique storyline.

One character that fascinated me was Lisbeth Salander. Other characters often described her as a creature, or having an animalistic, unusual appearance. It was not just her physical presence that intrigued me, but her mental capabilities. She possessed a surly strength and complete disregard to society’s traditions and rules. I want to read the next two books in the series so that I can see how Salander deals with her current predicament and how she will change as a person, for better or worse.

None of the other characters stood out to me, but I am curious to see where Blomkvist, Berger, and maybe even the Vanger family end up in the next couple books. I was hesitant to start this series because the hype surrounding it reminded me of Dan Brown novels, which I do not find phenomenal. However, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has left me waiting for more, and I am eagerly anticipating The Girl Who Played with Fire.

I would NOT recommend this book to anyone under the age of 16, because there are A LOT of graphic and disturbing parts. I read this book while being under the age of 16, but I want to throw a warning out there because it may not be appropriate for younger readers.


Filed under 4 stars, Book Reviews, Books

4 responses to “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

  1. jyudreamer

    ohhhh i heard about this book. I was wondering if i should read it or not ;P

  2. Alannah

    I read it this year, I was fifteen. I enjoyed it but I do agree the point you made. It’s targeted towards more
    I also saw the movie… with my brother. Yeah, it was even more graphic than the book so you could only imagine.

    • Alannah

      I meant to say more mature readers. Haha oops.

      • Oh my, more graphic? The book was already horribly graphic, so if the movie was more graphic… goodness. Did you enjoy the movie though? And how old is your brother? I’m not seeing the movie myself, I’m too scared of seeing certain scenes (and your comment has backed up my position).

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