The girl with the dragon tattoo (Stieg Larsson)

On Thursday 4th March, 2010, World Book Day, we asked teachers to talk to their classes about their favourite books or books that they are currently enjoying.  Ms Doggett talked to pupils about The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson.  Here follows a synopsis of the book:

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 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.”   Nielsen Bookdata Online

And this is what Ms Doggett says:

“I have talked to all my classes today about Steig Larsson’s trilogy and particularly The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as the film is soon coming out!…   They all enjoyed hearing why I read the whole thing in a day because I could not put it down, and the amazing story of Larsson and his untimely death and the fact that there is a fourth one on a laptop, unpublished.”

We hope to have a review of the film just as soon as Ms Doggett has seen it!  Please share your thoughts about these enormously popular books here…

The other two books in the trilogy are: ‘The girl who kicked the hornet’s nest’ and ‘The girl who played with fire’.


Author: Berkhamsted School Library

Main aims for Berkhamsted School Library • to provide a central resource for the whole school curriculum • to encourage an ethos of enquiry and discovery • to assist pupils in becoming confident and independent learners • to develop research and information skills throughout the school • to offer resources which enrich cultural values and experiences for pupils, as well as have a role in their recreational life and promote reading for pleasure as a lifelong activity

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