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The Resource The girl with the dragon tattoo, Book 1, adapted by Denise Mina ; art by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti

The girl with the dragon tattoo, Book 1, adapted by Denise Mina ; art by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti

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The girl with the dragon tattoo, Book 1
Title
The girl with the dragon tattoo
Title number
Book 1
Statement of responsibility
adapted by Denise Mina ; art by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti
Title variation
Stieg Larsson's The girl with the dragon tatoo
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eng
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Review
  • The late Stieg Larsson’s slick potboiler is wildly popular in both movie and novel form; its tale—disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his unorthodox ally hacker/investigator, Lisbeth Salander, struggle to discover the truth behind the disappearance of Harriet Vanger decades before—is familiar to people around the world. Now it has been transformed into a graphic novel, this installment covering the events of the first half of the novel. As with the movies, translation to graphic form requires streamlining the novel, discarding details not absolutely essential to the plot. Despite a tight adaptation by crime novelist Mina, this version preserves many of the flaws of the original, the visual fetishization of Salander emphasizing Larsson’s clueless background misogyny. In addition, the photorealistic art style and attempt at dynamic storytelling, while striking in and of itself, works against the procedural grind of reading documents and computer hacking which provided the action in the novel. The resulting hybrid is not so much a reinterpretation of the original as a slightly edited storyboard. While it won’t necessarily make new fans on its own, completists should enjoy the new visual interpretation. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed November 19, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 47, p)
  • An aging millionaire grieving the long-ago disappearance of a beloved niece hires a disgraced investigative journalist to look into her presumed murder. Mikael Blomkvist, the journalist, teams up with brilliant punk hacker-investigator Lisbeth Salander, and the pair eventually uncovers a cascade of family horrors involving rapes, murder, and corporate corruption. Larsson's wildly popular mystery comes through surprisingly clearly in this able adaptation from crime writer Mina (Garnethill; Hellblazer ). The original Swedish title was Men Who Hate Women , and Mina has emphasized the victim's point of view for Salander's rape as well as flashbacks of her mother's abuse. The art is realistic color with monochrome flashbacks. While some characters appear a little stiff, the fascinating Salander seems almost alive on the page. VERDICT This adaptation of an international megaseller is a solid, compelling candidate for adult graphic novel collections. Note: the book contains disturbing sexual content as appropriate to the story, although not especially graphic.— M.C. --Martha Cornog (Reviewed January 1, 2013) (Library Journal, vol 138, issue 1, p77)
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10166102
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GCmBT
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Mina, Denise
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1954-2004
  • 1973-
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  • Larsson, Stieg
  • Manco, Leonardo
  • Mutti, Andrea
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True
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Crime
Label
The girl with the dragon tattoo, Book 1, adapted by Denise Mina ; art by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti
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Publication
Note
"Based on the novel The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson."
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781401235574
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) CLS000127768
Label
The girl with the dragon tattoo, Book 1, adapted by Denise Mina ; art by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti
Publication
Note
"Based on the novel The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson."
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781401235574
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) CLS000127768

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