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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book. I had received ample warning about the level of sexual violence in the novel (and it probably helped that I read the worst of these scenes while sick with a fever last week). If you can handle that, the central mysttery of the young girl's disappearance is interesting. The writing style is simultaneously what I would call detailed yet utilitarian. This is probably at least partially something in the translation but the author goes out of his way to mention brands and specs for computers, for example. And oh, the endless coffee and sandwiches. And apparently Mikael is gods' gift to women? One would think so considering how much sex he has in this book. He's pretty clearly some kind of author self-idealization.

For all these faults and the lack of any real character growth, I still found the book entertaining and Lisbeth suitably kick-ass. Will likely read the others when I have the time.