The characters are very unique for a crime novel and very rich.
Like most Scandinavian crime fiction, Larsson's writing is imbued with great atmosphere, human drama and often times the tone is rather bleak.
The connections in the story are loose not really tied down and there are just too many characters wandering around through the story.
First in the Rebecka Martinsson mystery series and revolving around a Stockholm lawyer in a personal crisis. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Kathy Davie
It seems that this book was one of the first ones for the author... the first in a series with this character. I am interested in reading more to see how it develops. Read morePublished 24 days ago by L. .G. avid reader
finally a brooding crime story where the atmosphere is more than paper thin! this really took me to a place, and showed darknesss with nuance and restraint. so pleased i found thisPublished 3 months ago by John O. Nielsen
I am a mystery fan of Swedish novels. This book is Exciting, well written, great mystery. I just purchase the second book in the series.Published 3 months ago by oliveoyl
This is a book for angry women and masochistic men. It is about men who are lustful, alcoholic, psychotic, brutal, phony, incompetent, without conscience, and silly. Read morePublished 4 months ago by jtq
Had a hard time getting through Asa's novel..I will try once again to read another novel by Larsen. Then I will review.Published 4 months ago by Joe Pagliaro
Are the publishers in the Nordic countries running ads in newspapers for this junk?
Woman writers (no experience required) wanted who can write something with all below. Read more
This was Okay, just. Why anyone has air-conditioning in Sweden in February is a mystery to me, and not explained. A minor point. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Donald T. McDougall