I finally found time to write a review this week. It’s been a busy week and although I finished the book on Tuesday I could not get to writing a review. This is a book which I was really curious about but turned out to be completely different from what I expected. I was drawn to it by its title.
Genre-Thriller, Mystery, Crime Fiction
Recommended for 15 years and above(contains violence and disturbing content)
The book revolves around Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist, Lisbeth Salander, an introverted genius and the Vanger family. Mikael is the co-owner of a magazine named Millenium but faces court charges for a false accusation. He is a famous journalist was known for exposing the truth. He is sought out by a lawyer named Dirch Frode who represents Henrik Vanger.
Lisbeth Salander, the weird introvert girl works for Milton Security under Dragan Armansky. She is under a guardian’s protection and does not care much for others.She tolerates no law or restrictions placed on her. She is a genius hacker with a photographic memory.
Henrik Vanger is 82 years old is the former head of Vanger Corporation. He has a big family of which each person is demented in one way or another. He invites Mikael to solve a mystery which happened 36 years ago. He suspects one of his family members murdered his niece, Harriet.
Join Mikael as he tries to write the Vanger family history and uncover dark family secrets. He receives help from Salander who turns out to be efficient in getting information. Someone doesn’t want them to find the truth and are willing to go to any lengths to stop them. Will they succeed in solving the mystery? Can they survive the threats they receive from the Vanger family?Is the killer connected to some more murders?
I was intrigued by the story especially involving the Vanger family. Although at places I found the book a bit boring and involving too much of violence and sexual harassment, I kind of enjoyed the mystery. I could not guess the end until I completed the entire book. It was thrilling but would have been better off without some explicit content. The author has brought out a new kind of protagonist breaking away from the usual pattern. Overall a pretty good read.
Critic’s Ratings- 8.6/10