Read the hottest book of the last few years, Stig Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Then come to Bulldog Book Club and discuss it with English Professor Fran Teague and a UGA Librarian. Bulldog Book Club is open to all.
Cases rarely come much colder than the decades-old disappearance of teen heiress Harriet Vanger from her family’s remote island retreat north of Stockholm, nor do fiction debuts hotter than this European bestseller by muckraking Swedish journalist Larsson. At once a strikingly original thriller and a vivisection of Sweden’s dirty not-so-little secrets (as suggested by its original title, Men Who Hate Women), this first of a trilogy introduces a provocatively odd couple: disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist, freshly sentenced to jail for libeling a shady businessman, and the multipierced and tattooed Lisbeth Salander, a feral but vulnerable superhacker. Hired by octogenarian industrialist Henrik Vanger, who wants to find out what happened to his beloved great-niece before he dies, the duo gradually uncover a festering morass of familial corruption—at the same time, Larsson skillfully bares some of the similar horrors that have left Salander such a marked woman. – Publisher’s Weekly
Wednesday, 6 April, 3:30-4:30, Jittery Joe’s in the Miller Learning Center.
Tuesday, 12 April, 12:30-1:30, Jittery Joe’s in the Miller Learning Center.