MOUNT VERNON — “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson is the novel selected for the Adult Book Discussion at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is the first book in the “Millennium Trilogy” by Larsson, who died shortly after his manuscripts had been accepted by his publisher. The trilogy, which includes, “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” has been on the best seller lists in over 32 countries worldwide. It has been filmed in Sweden, and is in the process of filming in the United States.
Mikael Blomkvist, one of the main characters in the trilogy, is an investigative financial journalist and publisher of the independent magazine Millennium. One of his stories, about a crooked and wealthy financier, goes too far, and Blomkvist is sued for libel. He loses the case and is sentenced to jail.
At the moment, an aging industrialist offers Blomkvist a deal he cannot refuse: Uncovering the truth about a disappearance in his family unsolved for over 40 years. In investigating this case, Blomkvist teams up with Lisbeth Salander, a free-spirited Goth girl with a dragon tattoo who works for a mysterious security firm, and an incredible computer hacker. Lisbeth is the coolest of avenging angels, and an intriguing heroine.
What the two find, and how they work together to discover the elusive truth, provides a compelling story.
Copies of the book may be borrowed from the public library; or purchased at Paragraphs Bookstore, 105 S. Main St., or Colonial Books and Kids Shelf, 521 S. Main St.
The discussion is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Published on April 21, 2011