“Armageddon was yesterday. Today we have a serious problem.”–Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- Here’s what happens:
- Though most of you have probably already read this book and/or seen the movie, this is the story of a besmirched journalist and an offbeat investigator navigating a world of political and social intrigue. Tasked with deciphering the mysterious disappearance of a businessman’s niece, writer Blomkvist takes us on a jarring journey into the violent underbelly of a family corporation and their fanatical beliefs.
- It’s good because:
- This book was obviously a big deal. It was a best seller, it merited two sequels, and the movie adaptation was also widely acclaimed. This was a book that everyone has read. So, I obviously am not saying anything particularly new in professing that it is well-crafted with a meticulous plot and off-beat, well-rounded characters. Not my go-to genre to be sure, but definitely an excellent novel.
- Read if:
- You’re one of the few weirdos (like me) who hasn’t read it yet. Gritty and complex, it’s clear why this series took off the way it did.
Up next: Kiribati with The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost.