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- Listening Length: 16 hours and 19 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Books on Tape
- Audible.com Release Date: September 16, 2008
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001G8MA4O
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Series, Book 1 Audiobook – Unabridged
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The two central characters are well fleshed out. Even the bizarre appearance and behavior of Lisbeth Salander becomes nor only acceptable but also understandable. Mikael Blomkvist, the ostensible protagonist (or is the titular "girl with the dragon tattoo" the true protagonist of this novel?), receives a great deal of attention from the author, but his role is more expository rather than a study in character. Lisbeth Salander is very much a study in character, and even though she is missing from key scenes, even large swaths of the book, yet her brooding presence never disappears entirely.
This truly was one of those rare books you never wanted to end, and even through The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo stands well on its own as a novel, I look forward to reading other books in the series.
I feet zero necessity to read the sequels. But I would recommend this book to a friend... not as a stop and read book, but a read if room book.
I have not seen either movie.
At times, the language of the English translation is a bit too goose-steppingly wooden, but one gets over that in short order.
Some readers objected to the author's including a few menus for snacks enjoyed by the protagonists. For my part, I found that of interest, and have adopted one of them for my own repertoire: marinated herring, sour cream or tadziki and chives, bread, beer. Quick and nutritious. Thanks, Stieg!
For truly boring, endless and perfectly irrelevant menu descriptions, one cannot beat the ones saddled upon the reader in the appalling books #4 & 5 of the medieval saga _Game_of_Thrones_ by George R. R. Martin. In comparison, Mr. Larsson is countless light years above that.
You have heard of this book from watching one or both of the movies that have sprung from it, but do yourself a favor: take the time to read through this one. It is a fantastic story involving a complex mystery and engaging real-world characters. The overarching theme though is the spotlight that the author, Stieg Larsson, places on Swedish culture's egregious acceptance of violence against women. Lisbeth Salander is the tattooed girl referred to in the book's title. She is an orphan, a ward of the state, a hacker with a photographic memory who works for a private investigation firm, and a young woman who refuses to be a victim. She is an amazing character, a real woman with strengths and flaws but who can be held up to us all as an example to admire and to aspire to in regard to her drive, intelligence, and agency. It is written well, despite being translated into English from Swedish, and because the hacking described within is not exaggerated and could actually work, it is worthy of consideration for the cyber security canon. You should have read this by now.
The story itself was okay, or at least the mystery was okay. This type of incest story line has been done before, and so forat least me, it wasn't very scandalous. I also hate when authors make their characters supermen. Of course the girl with the dragon tattoo is the best computer hacker in all of Scandinavia. She can't be the third best or merely adept at it. No she has to be the best. Just makes the it forced.