These books are tough to read because of the subject matter and because of the fact that they are translated from the original Swedish. They involve Swedish politics and laws which as an American seemed odd to me. In the first book, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the male lead character is jailed for libel of a corporation, which would be a civil matter in the US but not a criminal offense. But I read the books three times and by the third time, I really appreciated the description of life in Sweden and it's court system and understood how it was an integral part of the unfolding of the story.
As you read the three books, you realize that Steig Larsson probably intended to write at least one more book but he died before that happened. This book is very rich and the story line helps us find vindication for the central character, Lisbeth Salander. She is quite possibly the most complex, interesting, and sympathetic strong female character in modern literature. She is damaged, but not...
Just received this so I have not had a chance to read it yet. My only complaint is that I did not understand from the description that this is a short story rather than a novel. Can't really complain, though, because I bought this at such an inexpensive price.
I have read a lot of Michael Connelly's books. This was part of the Lincoln Lawyer series and is very good. All of his books are excellent and I am in the process of reading all of his books. If you like mysteries I highly recommend his books.
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