Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never ...Show synopsisForty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.Hide synopsis
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Highlights conflicts of a highly intelligent woman in society, often overlooked, subjugated, suppressed by the dominant male culture. Society has an inherent obligation to nurture the creative talents of all people, thus providing potential and dynamic growth into the unforeseeable future. Nothing else matters. Inherent, innate intelligence lights the way forward. Total acceptance. Nothing less. Nothing better.
Have anyone listened to this audiobook? If so, is it any good? Are there other good audiobooks you'd recommend. I like mystery, sci-fi, and suspense books on audio, but prefer to read fiction and other literary stuff where the writing quality can be noticed better. Any suggestions?
Why is it that when you read some books it feels like you're trying to gain the author's respect before they'll actually start telling their story? I've experienced this first 100 page "hump" in several books I've ended up enjoying but I've never gone back and thought "oh, I can't wait to read those ...
The original title, "Men who hate Women" is more to the point. I think too many men do and they like to hurt women because of some jealous, Freudian thing in their nature. Women don't hate men though or they would quit making more of them. Can't quite understand what women do see in us. There's ...
I've enjoyed the whole series (well, so far -- I've just popped open the third book), but have to admit it's a weird mix at times: empowered women, or somewhat misogynistic? Nora Ephron did a great spoof in the New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2010/07/05/100705sh_shouts_ephron
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