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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first of a trilogy based on the Swedish novels of Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first of a trilogy based on the Swedish novels of Stieg Larsson. The story, set in Sweden, follows Mikael (Michael Nyqvist), a journalist facing prison after being set-up, and Lisbeth (Noomi Rapace), a hacker on probation with a mysterious and troubled past. Their paths cross in the quest to solve a 15 year old cold-case disappearance. During which they encounter many twists, cover-ups, and close calls.

The novel begins in a slightly tedious manner which may prompt one to dump the book, but it is recommended that you continue because the pace then picks up and the story gets much more involving and intriguing. The Novel offers a mix of all emotions with interesting storytelling and ample number of characters and twists and turns to keep you hooked. Being a crime mystery novel, it mixes the intrigue with suspense, drama, disgust and some comic relief in portions. Reading the other books is hence... inevitable! This is one of the very good fiction books I've come across.

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Originally (& rightfully) entitled Män som hatar kvinnor [Men Who Hate Women], there are some heinous actions depicted against women, especially Lisbeth. Swedish actress Noomi Rapace's portrayal of Lisbeth is astonishing and stands-outs in a film full of strong performances. Played with an edge, Lisbeth is often teetering on the border of sanity and despondency. Mikael and Lisbeth share a complicated bond and their relationship is handled deftly. Mikael falls in love almost instantaneously, Lisbeth however is reluctant. Understandable given her previous history with men. Their romantic link is filled with subtleties and dispassion, avoiding most clichés and expectations.

If the quality of the films stays consistent, Sweden will emerge as a foreign cinematic powerhouse.