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The Millenium Trilogy. Stieg Larsson

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The Millenium Trilogy. Stieg Larsson. 2008- 2009.  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo ISBN 9780143170098. The Girl Who Played With Fire. ISBN9780143170105. and The Girl |Who Kicked Over the Hornets Nest. ISBN 9780670069033.  Perhaps its my Swedish heritage (there is even a Nordman character in one of these books) , and my predilection to mystery novels – but I really liked these books. Good thing Canada Day was cloudy – I burnt through these guys over a three day period.  You need to read them in sequence and read all of them- it is a well planned out trilogy.  The most modern heroine, Lisbeth Salander – is the  antithesis of a cuddly girl – which makes for lots of steamy plotlines and twists. The hero Mikael Blomkvist, sleeps his way through his relationships as he plies his unique method of investigative journalism. Most of the locations are in Sweden, and I recognized a few from when I was there. The reflections on Swedish culture – which has been called very liberal are quite interesting. It does make North Americans look quite uptight all the time! Too bad the author passed away after writing these, they do make you want for more.  Each book will keep you going on a four hour plane ride!

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