The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

By Stieg Larsson

  • Release Date: 2008-09-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 7,069 Ratings


Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel, the first in Stieg Larsson's thrilling Millenium series featuring Lisbeth Salander.

Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.


  • Really excellent

    By ritchieknowsmusic
    I’m so surprised by the amount of people saying they couldn’t get through’s such an amazing read and really quite simple to get through if you have high school level intellect. Can’t wait to read the next one! Finished the book in three days.
  • Great book.

    By Dave62485
    Loved the movie and the book was even better. Can’t wait to read the next one.
  • 👍🏻

    By langford39
  • Slow Starter

    By Bgeeak
    This book was a slow starter for me. I would read a number of pages and put it away because it just didn’t capture my interest. After knee replacement surgery I, AGAIN, began reading and this time things fell in place and I couldn’t put it down! I will have to read the next in the series.
  • Great Series

    By Cyber_Grunt
    These books are great, thoroughly enjoyed reading this book

    By chasewarneke
    A must-read!!!! Amazing characters and a story that will not let you put the book down!
  • Excellent Story

    By JesseOfAlva
    I would totally do Lisbeth! :)
  • Worst Book I've Ever Read

    By YaelleG
    period. Hands down. I can only think that people like it because of trends & hype. Just the worst, most unreadable crud ever.
  • Amazing

    By RyanGL90
    One of the best thrillers ever!
  • Shockingly poor compared with the hype

    By Leftovers left no ending
    Usually for me the screenplay adaptation of a book doesn't live up to the nuance of its original novel. In this case, I found a massive exception. The movie is miles better than this boring, purposeless writing. No narrative flow, flat storytelling, predictable characters. Entire chapters of pointless plot, and backstory that goes nowhere and adds nothing. I'm well and truly shocked and only finished the book to fully realize just how drastically different it feels from either film version. This could have been consolidated and had 25% removed. The changes made in the film version moved the story along so much better. I have a new appreciation for adaptive screenwriters; someone has made stein larssons story much better. Save yourself some disappointment and just watch the movie. Either one, Swedish or American version, just don't read the book.