Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) have been bestsellers throughout Europe. The John Tyler Libraries have all three of the books in the collection.
In The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the first in the series), disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to find the long-missing heiress Harriet Vanger. He teams with young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to retrace Harriet’s path. Together they uncover things that most of us would like to forget…or wish we never knew.
Steig’s biographer Barry Forshaw described the novels as “violent, terrifying, and brilliantly written.” With their fast pacing, detailed plot, and intense situations, these books are both intelligent and thrilling. Students and staff have raved about them.
The first book in the series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, has recently made into a movie in its native Sweden (and subsequently released in theatres in the US.) IMDB is reporting an American version in 2012, with rumors of Johnny Depp, Viggo Mortensen and Daniel Craig playing the part of Blomkvist.
If you like thrillers, give the trilogy a try. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first in the series; it can be reserved online and delivered to either the Chester or Midlothian campuses. Need help reserving a book? Give us a call 594-1519 or 706-5195.