Review: The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

The Millenium Trilogy

by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared without a trace more than forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to try to discover what happened to her. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist recently sidelined by a libel conviction, to investigate. Blomkvist is aided by the pierced and tattooed computer prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption on their way to discovering the truth of Harriet Vanger’s fate.

The Girl Who Played with Fire

Mikael Blomkvist, now the crusading publisher of the magazineMillennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation of the murders. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. On her own, she will plot revenge—against the man who tried to kill her, and against the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

I had heard many great things about this series before I started reading it, and had even watched The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo on DVD before reading it (which did put me off a bit as the DVD is very violent and graphic!). but I decided to give the books a chance as almost everyone has raved about how great they are!

Once I started I was hooked, Stieg’s depth of character and writing is amazing. I flew through the books, and even though were quite graphic in parts  it had to be done for the story line to ring true. Over the 3 books we managed to see why Lisbeth was like she was (well almost), and learn of how tough her life had been from the start.

I was very disappointed to finish them all as I knew that there was no more coming after the last one, and I missed both Lisbeth and Mikael a lot. I would highly recommend reading them if you like crime and thriller.

Published by: Quercus

Recommended Retail Price : Varies on the edition and whether it is a set

Recommended Age:18+

My Rating: 5/5


One Response to Review: The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

  1. Marg says:

    I remember being disappointed when I got to the end of the third book knowing that there was no more Lisbeth to come.

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