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Hardcover, 1st edition, 465 pages
Published: September 16th 2008 by Knopf (first published August 2005)
Original Title: Män som hatar kvinnor
ISBN: 0307269752 (ISBN13: 9780307269751)
Edition Language : English
Series: Millennium #1
Characters: Lisbeth Salander, Mikael Blomkvist, Erika Berger, Dragan Armansky, Henrik Vanger…more setting: Hedestad, Stockholm (Sweden)
Literary Awards: Barry Award for Mystery/Crime Novel Of The Decade (2010), Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel (2009), Anthony Award for Best First Novel (2009), Glass Key Award (2006), Galaxy British Book Awards for Crime Thriller of the Year (2009) Exclusive Books Boeke Prize (2008), Strand Critics Award Nominee for Best First Novel (2008)
A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story and financial intrigue.
A Sensational #1 Bestseller – Now a Major Motion Picture In Theaters March 2010.
It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.
It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age—and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness to go with it—who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism—and an unexpected connection between themselves.
It’s a contagiously exciting, stunningly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives. (less)