Category: Book Reviews Published on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:48 Written by Andrew Scott Hits: 662
This month, this reviewer is going all out and taking on the challenge of writing a review for not just book but three altogether and present to you “The Millennium Series” by Stieg Larsson. This trilogy comprises of the books “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” which was released in Sweden between 2005 and 2007, then internationally to the rest of the world 2008 and 2010.
This series lets us follow the unexpected adventures of two people, Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker, researcher and loner, and Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative journalist and magazine editor.
This little roller coaster of adventure that connects each book starts innocently enough for most in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” as Mikael Blomkvist is asked by a head of a family to investigate the disappearance of a valued member that occurred decades before. During this investigation he is given the name of Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant researcher and computer hacker. Thus the unexpected bond for each other begins here and runs through “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”.
The characters are complex. With each chapter in each book, you are given glimpses of what made each of them who they are. One of the best parts of these books is that the secondary characters are not forgotten and each of them is expanded upon also and this only adds to the story itself.
The story given to us includes espionage, mistrust, government and family covers up that draws you in as the reader in a very fast paced fashion. The more complex the plot becomes, the more believable it is. The descriptions of each seen are so well written you see everything in your mind.
Unfortunately it should be noted that the author, Stieg Larsson, passed away in 2004 and did not see the legacy of his gift to us, the reading public. “The Millennium Series” is a highly addictive read and is recommended for everyone.
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Rating: Four Paper Cuts out of Five
Andrew Scott is a published international author, reviewer and radio show host.