Stieg Larsson opens the sewer in the prolog with a sadistic sexual scene that features unnamed characters. From there he digs through the pit and into the black hole. In that hole he introduces Lisbeth Salander a woman who appears to be whatever others’ perceptions deem her to be. On the contrary she is someone unto herself with a photographic memory, above and beyond computer skills, wealth secreted in various locations, and an intense desire for revenge.
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