Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The July 2009 Book of the Month

Stieg Larsson finished a trilogy of books that he claimed he really wrote for his own pleasure. Shortly after finishing the "Millennium Trilogy," Larsson died. The first book of the trilogy, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" was published posthumously to great international acclaim and success.



The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines a murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.

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 pieced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.