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Book Review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, Bk 1)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, Bk 1)
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It was like many other reviewers said, slow moving but with intriguing characters. He did a pretty good job of having several sub-plots going, although some of it hit me as unrealistic (2 independently wealthy brothers hating each other and not talking to each other for decades). I don't know if something was lost in translation, but the author seems to wander aimlessly (perhaps part of the Swedish psyche?), thelling us on a frustrating day when absolutely nothing happen to bring the story along, he read a Sue Grafton novel. A more insightful person than me may seem how that adds to the story.
The author made up Hedestad and Hedeby Island, where much of the story takes place, (it's said that other places are authentic). The Swedish version has maps of the fictional Hedeby Island, but not the English version. They can be found at