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 willing to allow herself to be a victim of her circumstances. I'll miss her as I would have liked to know where her journey would take her.
Price was better than costco. I thought the book was very well written and suspenseful. I don't always agree with the reviews I read on other books but this I am sharing with friends. I much prefer a book on cd-it fits better into my lifestyle even though the price is more than for even a hardcover.
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The book is great and the reader is good as well. At least 4 stars for the book --- but read the first two in the series before this one! The only problem with ordering books from overstock is that shipping takes WEEKS! I thought it was a fluke with the first books I ordered (as other items always arrive quite promptly), but nope. Books seem to have to use the pony express for delivery. I won't be ordering books from overstock again.