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The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo [Hardcover]

Adam Roberts
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Book Description

18 Nov 2010

Lizbreath Salamander is young and beautiful. Her scales have an iridescent sheen, her wings arch proudly, her breath has a tang of sulfur. And on her back a tattoo of a mythical creature: a girl.

But when Lizbreath is drawn into a dark conspiracy she will have to rely on more than her beauty and her vicious claws the size of sabres . . .

A dragon has disappeared, one of a secretive clan. As Lizbreath delves deeper into their history she realises that these dragons will do anything to defend their secrets.

Welcome to the world of The Dragon With The Girl Tattoo. A world of gloomy Nordic dragons leading lives uncannily like our own (despite their size, despite the need for extensive fireproofing of home furnishings), a world of money hoarded, a world of darkness and corruption. A world where people are the fantasy.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz; First Printing edition (18 Nov 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0575100915
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575100916
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.2 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 572,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Adam Roberts is a writer of science fiction novels and stories, as well as Professor of Nineteenth-century Literature in English at Royal Holloway, University of London. Three of his novels, "Salt", "Gradisil" and "Yellow Blue Tibia" were nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award; and his most recent novel "By Light Alone" has been shortlisted for the 2012 BSFA Award. He has published over a dozen novels, a number of academic works on both 19th century poetry and SF, stories, parodies, bits, pieces, this and that.

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Book Description

A parody (with dragons) of Stieg Larsson's global bestseller, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

About the Author

Adam Roberts is Professor of 19th Century Literature at London University. Three of his novels have been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He has also published a number of academic works on both 19th century poetry and SF.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good try, but no cigar 15 Jan 2011
By Mimi Moor VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
Like the Pride Prejudice and Zombies, and Sense Sensibility and Sea Monsters books, this is a conceit following the rough outline of a highly successful original book - in this case Steig Larssons 'the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' - but also attempting to plough its own furrow. I feel it's very difficult to find the ideal balance between an original thought and keeping the whole purpose of the book - ie a satire (or something) on Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The book is well written and for any fantasy fiction fan who hadn't read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it would no doubt be an interesting read. For me, it's just made me want to go back and reread the original. Good Try but no cigar.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Humans are myths, don't believe in them 12 Jan 2012
Format:Hardcover
No you haven't read wrong. This is a new fantasy fiction by Roberts, a pardony but still a really great read.

In a world where humans are the myth, a young dragon Salamander must overcome great obstacles to find the truth behind a conspiracy that not only affects her life but all of dragon kind as well. The disappearance of a dragon some fifty years ago leads Salamander and her reporter friend on the trail of secrets and lies that culminates with the uncovering of a terrifying new world. With vicious lies, terrible secrets, and brutal torture can they survive against the greed for a world of gold.

A thrilling adventure that turns human prejudice on its head, with an ending that even the dragon didn't see coming.
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3.0 out of 5 stars great book for children 15 May 2011
By Bulldog
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The idea is really good and well executed. You should have read the original Girl with a Dragon Tattoo in order to fully appreciate it. It is amusing and more for children than for adults.
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