The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo
by Adam Roberts
Gollancz Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575100916
Date: 18 November 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
If anyone starts giving awards for titles, then Adam Roberts' latest 'bitingly funny parody' The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo gets my vote - just brilliant!! Just as he did with The Soddit (which,note, sold 100,000 copies at the time we were all obsessed with Tolkiin and the Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings movies), the endlessly inventive and industrious Mr Roberts now turns his attentions to the hottest franchise of the moment and thus has another author spinning in his grave!
"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."From release/information:
Product Description: A parody (with dragons) of Stieg Larsson's global bestseller, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO