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The Millennium Trilogy: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
by Stieg Larsson

Published: 2010-05-25
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Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy is now available in a complete hardcover set.

All across America, readers are talking about Stieg Larsson's best-selling novels, set in Sweden and featuring Lisbeth Salander??one of the most original and memorable heroines to surface in a recent thriller? ...
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(Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy is now available in a complete hardcover set.

All across America, readers are talking about Stieg Larsson's best-selling novels, set in Sweden and featuring Lisbeth Salander??one of the most original and memorable heroines to surface in a recent thriller? (The New York Times). The trilogy is an international sensation that will grab you and keep you ?reading with eyes wide open? (San Francisco Chronicle). ?[It] is intricately plotted, lavishly detailed but written with a breakneck pace and verve? (The Independent, U.K.), but ?be warned: the trilogy is seriously addictive.? (The Guardian, U.K.).

?Believe the hype . . . It's gripping stuff.?

?Stieg Larsson clearly loved his brave misfit Lisbeth. And so will you.?
?USA Today
?Larsson has bottled lightning.?
?Los Angeles Times

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared without a trace more than forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to try to discover what happened to her. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist recently sidelined by a libel conviction, to investigate. Blomkvist is aided by the pierced and tattooed computer prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption on their way to discovering the truth of Harriet Vanger's fate.

The Girl Who Played with Fire
Mikael Blomkvist, now the crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander's innocence, plunges into an investigation of the murders. 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 Hornet's Nest
Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she?ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. On her own, she will plot revenge?against the man who tried to kill her, and against the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

?Unique and fascinating . . . Like a blast of cold, fresh air.??Chicago Tribune

?Wildly suspenseful . . . Intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing.?
?The Washington Post

?A gripping, stay-up-all-night read.??Entertainment Weekly


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Discussion Questions

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What are some of the major themes in the books?
Who is a true friend to Salander? Is she a true friend to anyone? What about Blomkvist? Is he a good friend to others?
Who is the protagonist of the books, Lisbeth or Mikael? Why?
by bestseller (see profile) 09/08/10

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Book Club Recommendations

Have a meeting after each book.
by nirak20 (see profile) 11/09/10
We assigned books over the summer when we do not meet and discussed at the fall meeting.
by bestseller (see profile) 09/08/10
There is an excellent interview online of Stieg Larsson's partner Eva Gabrielson that adds great insight into the life and work of Stieg Larsson.

Member Reviews

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  ""The Girl" Trilogy"by CMay2CK (see profile) 05/16/11

While I found parts of the novels tedious at times (I am not a reader who enjoys page after page of descriptive narrative of the surroundings), wading through the "rough spots" was well worth it. I liked... (read more)

  "To Bad There Are No More"by georgeannschmidt (see profile) 01/12/11

  "The Girl....Trilogy"by nirak20 (see profile) 11/09/10

The first book was a slow start but once the 2 stories turn to one it is very good. The second and third are awesome couldnt put it down. Cant wait to see the Swedish movies and then American to compare... (read more)

  "The Millennium Trilogy"by straykat (see profile) 10/02/10

Great books. Wish there were more in the series.

  "The Millenium Trilogy"by jendorf10 (see profile) 09/22/10

Our group really enjoyed discussing the entire trilogy. We appreciated the character development and twisting story lines. We wish there was more to the series. The discussion was based on the reading... (read more)

  "Interesting to say the least!"by rachelsbooks (see profile) 09/21/10

The first novel is graphic but the second two are not as graphic but the first novel sets the stage. The second and third novel answer the questions the first novel left you amazed in! Awesome reading... (read more)

  "The Millennium Trilogy"by bestseller (see profile) 09/08/10

Dark, disturbing and addictive, once you start this series you will not be able to put it down. The beginning of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo is a little slow and the Swedish names and locales a little... (read more)

  "the girl with the dragon tattoo"by molly204 (see profile) 08/20/10

i found this book hard to follow and boring. i did'nt connect with any of the characters and had to force myself to finish it.that being said the rest of my bookclub really enjoyed it.

  "Girl with Dragon Tatoo"by aschorlemmer (see profile) 08/13/10

  "mysterious"by dwhitesell (see profile) 08/13/10

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