- Hardcover: 480 pages
- Publisher: Knopf; First American Edition (September 16, 2008)
- Genre: Crime Fiction
- Rating: 4 stars
Stieg Larsson has the same, dark sensibility that usually keeps me away from Swedish authors, but he is so well written, and weaves multiple stories together with such a deft hand that I didn't even notice how absorbed I was until I refused to go to an outing without this book. Every ounce of the characters is filled with mystery and intrigue. They each have terrible flaws that make them either wonderfully (& tragically) human or utterly (& intriguingly) evil. I found that I was happily working right along with the characters to solve situations and unravel mysteries & it was pure enjoyment to do so.
First U.S. editions of this book are selling anywhere from $60 to $350 over at Abebooks.com (unsigned). Signed copies are generally going for about $2,000.
First U.K. editions (the true first English version of this book), are fetching even higher prices.
Amazon readers give it: 4 stars (out of 5)
Goodreads readers give it: 3.96 stars (out of 5)
Labels: Book Reveiw, Crime fiction, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson, Swedish