3/28/11 — RieView: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — 5 Stars

I really liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The story is an intriguing mystery dealing with a decades old murder — or is it?

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is asked to investigate what really happened to the grand niece of a Swedish tycoon. As he has recently been convicted of slander and has nothing better to do at the moment, he agrees to try. As he burrows deeper and deeper into the mystery, he enlists the help of “investigator” Lisbeth Salander — the girl with the dragon tattoo.

More than anything else, this is a fascinating character piece. The details of Swedish society were interesting, but it was the people who brought it to life. While there were sections of the banking system I was not as interested in as the main plot, they were necessary to fully understand the unraveling of the whole thing.

I look forward to reading the further adventures of these two in The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.

By the way, if it looks like I give a lot of 5 Star reviews…that’s because I usually only review things I really like. 🙂