I really enjoy reading a good book, and having had plenty of visits to hospital over the years, it has given me ample opportunity to do so. Recently I obtained an Amazon Kindle E-reader, so now I am able to get some great books without needing acres of shelving space. So To get the ball rolling, (as you might say) I decided to get Stieg Larssons excellent Millennium trilogy. I have heard lots of positive things about the books, but never got round to reading them until now
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The first book in Stieg Larssons Millenium trilogy is a crime thriller which tells the story of sacked investigative journalist/publisher named Mikael Blomkvist, who takes a job from a capitalist giant in order to find out what happened to the man’s long missing niece.
To help him, Blomkvist enlists the help of a brilliant yet mysterious computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander whose anorexic frame and antisocial nature hides a truly awful past. Together the pair form an entirely unconventional team in order to solve the mystery.
The Girl who Played with Fire
Book two of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy again features Mikael Blomkvist, the crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium,
This time Blomkvist runs a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation in Sweden. However On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are found murdered, and the finger of suspicion points at his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander.
Blomkvist, is convinced of Salander’s innocence, and so plunges into an investigation to find out the truth. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest
The Final book in Stieg Larssons Millennium trilogy picks up immediately after the end of the second book, which ended with Mikael Blomkvist finding Lisbeth Salander in an extremely critical condition along with a former Russian-agent-turned-gangster.
Eventually after a very long recuperatiion Lisbeth sort of recovers, but she soon finds herself in even more trouble, awaiting trial & facing jail for a very long time for the murder of the Russian agent-turned-gangster.
Meanwhile convinced of her innocence, Investigative reporter Mikael Blomkvist, who knows all of Lisbeth’s secrets and still cares about her, is desperately trying to help her while also chronicling a wider story