It was the first book in one of the most popular crime series of our time, and now it’s a major motion picture — and an Academy Award nominee.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo tells the story of a journalist hired to solve a 40-year-old murder case. But he can’t do it without a little help. That’s where the girl with the dragon tattoo comes — Lisbeth Salander — comes in. Her character stands out as one of the most intriguing and peculiar protagonists of our time. So before the Oscars get here, it’s time to dig into the book that start it all.