Now if you are a book lover and a regular reader of the thriller action genre of books there’s no way that you could have missed reading “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson. This book made the literary circles and the bestseller lists of the world go ga-ga sometime ago.
The plot deals with the case of a young girl who has been missing for 30+ years and how the girl’s grandfather hires an investigative journalist to trace the girl. Interspersed with the fact that the journalist himself is in the middle of a career threatening situation and in the company of a maverick young lady detective, the plot has all the elements that a thriller action book should have. An extremely compelling read, and this coming from somebody who had not actually read a book completely in quite a while.
Enough about the book because I could go on and on and my opinions on the book itself could make up yet another blog post by itself, or maybe even more than one because that was how impressed I was with the book. While I first heard that they were about to make an English movie based on this book, I was piqued as the Swedish Movie made on this book was apparently quite a hit and did justice to the complex book that this actually is. The English version stars none other than our very own gritty Daniel Craig. Now with the main character of Mikael Blomqvist being played by Craig, there is no way that I can afford to miss this movie when it does come down to India.
For now the YouTube version of the trailer has to suffice –