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What do you think of the first book in the Millennium-series?
Posted by Editor i Stockholm, Sweden , 17 November 2008
I’ve just officially finished reading the girl with the dragon tattoo for the second time cover to cover. As soon as I finished it the first time I restarted it just to recatch all the details. Salandar as a character carries through the entire story, holding her prowess like an unasked for gift and just ends up as a character you respect. I’m so upset to hear we must wait for 5 months for the English version of the second book. Let’s start a petition to get it finished!!
Posted by Sioux , 26 August 2008
Amazing. Really great read, so multi-layered and multi textured. Can’t wait for the next one.
Posted by Rakhee , 7 October 2008
Very, very intriguing thriller. my best read in 2008
Posted by Wil Notten in Eindhoven, Holland , 24 november 2008
Good read. Complex characters, interesting plot, and sophisticated writing. A Swedish Janwillem van de Wetering or Nicholas Freeling. The book is a pleasant discovery indeed.
Posted by Alan in Oakland, California , 2 december 2008
Just finished the English version. I spent too much of the previous nights with reading because I just could not put the book down. The plot and the characters, complex but it all fits together. I was a bit disappointed by the end which is not really an end, until I saw on the cover that this was just the first volume of a trilogy. Waw. Can’t for the other two.
Posted by Véronique in Brussels , 4 december 2008
I thought I’d add a comment from the east coast of the U.S. I’m a high school math teacher and a mother of two girls. My six year old, on learning her Dad was going to watch a basketball game and be out of the house at night, insisted that I stay on the same floor as her. I couldn’t even go down to get my toothbrush! Fortunately, I had my Kindle with my copy of Girl with the Dragon Tatoo on it, slightly less than half finished. I climbed under the down comforter (it’s cold here in Maine!) with all my clothes on and was finished at 2am. What a wonderful book! I can’t wait for the next one. Given the bits I’ve seen on the web, a lot of discussion, love, and approval of Lisbeth, who I loved too of course, but I also thought that our Kalle was a really interesting character too. Best wishes for the holidays.
Posted by Michele in Brunswick, Maine, U.S. , 6 december 2008
agreed…it was a very good read and i’m already missing being transported to that Swedish landscape. it’s painful knowing steig larsson died so suddenly. i appreciated his “alter-ego”…
Posted by pwb in madison ct usa , 7 december 2008
I had to turn in to the library my copy of The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo today. I was so sad! I got obsessed with this book. And Larsson doesn’t end the book with a “polyanna” ending. I’m excited to read more about this appealing character, Lisbeth Salandar. And of course, I really enjoyed the main character, Mikael.
Posted by R L Baker in San Antonio, Texas , 12 december 2008
Books this good do not come around that often. Now that I live in Stockholm it is even more exciting to read. I am obsessed as well as the others. No matter where I am going if I can sneak in a page or two on the train or in a waiting room I will not miss an opportunity until the book is finished. The first two were amazing and I can’t wait for the third. Thank you Stieg. You are definitely missed.
Posted by Josh L. in Stockholm, Sweden , 19 december 2008
I am 2/3 of the way through Dragon Tattoo amd love it! I was not at all surprised to find that Mikael reads Elizabeth George (and listens to the Eurythmics!…) as Mr. Larrson’s writing is as wonderful as Ms. George’s. The way the story is set up, and in which the characters are introduced reminds me very much of her style. How very sad that we have lost this wonderful writer and human rights advocate. We can always use another strong voice for the underdog.
Posted by Kate J. in Phoneix AZ USA , 20 december 2008
Hi! I am a student learning Swedish, living in California.
The novel “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” was probably my favorite of the year.
I think reading the book in Swedish will help me greatly.
I am looking to find the trilogy here in southern California.
Does anyone know a bookstore that may sell these?
Posted by Jake Ivicivic in Mission Viejo, California, US , 23 december 2008
A compelling read consuming very late nights. Did I miss threads about the early childhood issues responsible for Lisbeth’s differentness or was the allusion to Asbergers enough of an explanation?
Posted by anfrasht in medway, usa , 27 december 2008
I have now read the book in English, Danish and French, and felt compelled to write regarding the translation of the book into English. I read the entire trilogy in Danish in three days straight, suffice it to say I swallowed them whole. Then I immediately read the English version and was bitterly disappointed by the extremely poor translation. It is such a shame that the translation seems to have been rushed as I was left feeling incredibly sad at how the soul of the book had disappeared. For example the use of the phrase ‘bump and grind’ to describe the first sexual assault on Lisbeth was so utterly disgraceful, and tantamount to welcome an accusation of a second ‘literary sexual assult’ on Lisbeth by treating the act in such a laissez faire manner).
The publishers would be well advised to commission a new translation – especially as I hear that book number two is even more sloppily translated.
The changing of the title is equally disconcerting – I really do feel this has made the book lose much of the essence of what Larsson is really railing against – misogyny.
I do want to end on a positive note which is that all if you who have yet to read the last two installments – do it on a weekend as I promise you will be riveted! Easily the most compelling books written in years!
Posted by D Hviid in Paris, France , 31 december 2008
I just finished reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The beginning was a bit slow, but quickly, I was captured and absorbed by the mystery of the missing girl from the Vanger family. Mikael, the journalist who is strongarmed to investigate the mystery is the type of man who has a lot of appeal because of his determination, integrity, warmth and flaws. Lisbeth, the heroine, is a woman who wins your sympathy as you see her struggle to be unaffected and untouched by life. I read the book in two days–just couldn’t put it down! And re-read the relevant parts. Run and get this book! By the way, I can’t wait until I can get my hands on the next two books up here in Canada!
Posted by Christine Huang in Toronot, Ontario, Canada , 2 januari 2009
I listened to this book in my car. I was so completely taken with the complexity of the characters and the complicated layers of story line that for a week, I did not remember getting to or coming from my job. Many times I could be in some parking lot just trying to get to a place where I could feel “comfortable” to wait until later to know what happened next. In my life time, I have read 2-3 books a week and I must say this book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is absolutely in a league of it’s own. I gave several copies of this book to those I love at Christmas. I am deeply saddened to know there will only be two additions to this wonder group of characters. I am thankful for this book however and completely recommend it to anyone in love with fiction.
Posted by Twila Ross in Houston , 2 januari 2009
For D Hviid in Paris:
I have read Millinium (the 3 books) in French early 2007, and was not bothered with the translation at all. Like most people I know, I just loved it and had trouble to get hooked with the same passion on a book after that.
I wonder why you did not comment on the French version (only the Swedish and English versions). Have also been wondering of reasons why the French version did so very well, at least in my province, as it has been on best-selling lists for a very long time.
Posted by Michelle H Roche in Montreal, Qc Canada , 2 januari 2009
I loved this book for all the reasons mentioned above. I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the English translation, but I enjoyed the old British spelling of words, like “gaol”. The title in Swedish, I understand, is “Men Who Hate Women” which would not likely go over well with many readers in the U.S. Anyway, the book is as much about Salander and Blomkvist as with the criminal cases they (re)solved. The book just transported me to Sweden -it was like a vacation! And who knew that they drank so much coffee in Sweden?? The next one is coming out this month. I’m so psyched!
Posted by Gary O’Connor in Southampton, Massachusetts , 4 januari 2009
Hi everybody! I am Finnish, but as Swedish as my mother tongue, so I read this book in Swedish. I had very high expectations as I had heard a lot (really a lot) enthusiastic acclaim for it from my friends and relatives. Since then I have tried to find a forum to write about it, but with no luck, so I am happy to find this forum.
The book is Total Crap. I am so disappointed, and mostly because I cannot understand people who appraise it. It consists 90 % of totally irrelevant, frustrating description of the hollow characters, incidents and locations that things are happening. The ending is easily derived from the first pages of the trip to Vanger home. He wanted to leave the estate, without lissening to the story of the old Vanger, and this fact was repated 16 times in succession. It reminded me of “Da Vinci Code” in, that it was also a very poorly written book of shallow characters and plot, yet was a megahit.
I will try to read the two subsequent parts of the trilogy, at least they got an official award, but this first one was absolutely a waste of time. Stupid!
Posted by Keikobad in Helsinki , 5 januari 2009
I read the book for book club and loved it. I can’t wait to discuss it with my group. Did I miss why the dragon tattoo?
Posted by Lisa in California , 7 januari 2009
It was a “bloody” brilliant book! I got the first one for Christmas, and the second for my Birthday, and I can only wonder at the sheer brilliance of what the third one will be …
Posted by informationau in Wollongong, Australia , 22 januari 2009
It’s the best read I’ve had in quite some time. ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’ is even better. One small point; as Lisbeth is leaving the basement room in ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ she flicks off the safety on a Glock pistol. I didn’t think Glocks had safety’s?
Posted by David Page in Bridgewater, Massachusetts , 27 januari 2009
So, while reading, I reached for a pad and sketched the village a few times, making lists of suspects, and plotted the action as I read. Still, I was fooled!!
Posted by Elizabeth Johnson Tsang, Holden MA USA in Holden MA USA , 6 februari 2009
What a delicious book! I absolutely loved every part, every character, every plot twist, but especially Lisbeth! Can’t wait to have her back in my life! Bring on the next installment!
Posted by Colleen Mead in Victoria, BC, Canada , 11 februari 2009
This is one of the few books I have ever read where I wished I hadn’t read it so when I go to pick it up it would be new and thrilling all over again. Not many books come along where you feel this way. After I finished it I went to the library to see what else the author had written and was upset to find out that he died. I see that some people have read the next book already. Is it available in Europe?
Posted by Christina in Warwick, New York , 12 februari 2009
Mesmerizing….I’m sure something was lost in translation, but was enthralled none the less.
Posted by Linda in Tampa, USA , 15 februari 2009
Absolutely brilliant, keeps you involved from cover to cover. Just about to start book two.
Posted by Phil in Haywards Heath – England , 17 februari 2009
Just finished a riveting read of the Girl with the dragon Tattoo, marvellous characters a nd a wonderful evocation of the Swedish winter.clever plotting and a lot of complex computer speak to understand.I loved Lisbeth and Mickael and cannot wait to read the other books. I feel I need to reread in order to pick up all the asides, and also I need to do some research into Pippa Longstocking and Calle, who do not appear in UK fiction.
Posted by Meg in Bedford england , 18 februari 2009
Loved it, fantastic read! Have just started the 2nd book and am going slowly & savouring it!
One of my favourites for sure!
Posted by Krisztina in Melbourne, Australia , 23 februari 2009
Grabbed this book recently prior to boarding an international flight after recalling a positive review and boy what a read. Gripping. Layered. Complex characters and compelling story. Fantastic. Loved the pace. Will see the film first chance I get and will read the second book for sure.
Posted by simon cuthbert in Hobart Tasmania , 27 februari 2009
Just a quick word to say I loved the book, and since some people had trouble with the translation, I was amazed at the talent of the person who translated the novel in French. It really flowed, and there wasn’t a fault. Best thriller I’ve read in years, and excellent translation.
Posted by François Géneau in Amiens , 28 februari 2009
I have just finished the English version and I have to say I LOVED it. I found myself totally lost on Hedeby Island and absolutely could not put the book down! I became totally obsessed by it and have just ordered the second book from Amazon. The wait is killing me. How will I survive the wait for the 3rd book which won’t be out in the UK till July 09! Such a pity Larsson did not live to see the success of his trilogy and how sad there won’t be more of Lisbeth and our Kalle after Book 3….
Posted by A Wenger in London , 3 mars 2009
Just started the second book. I love the swedish mistery story since Martin Beck to Kurt Wallander. The new series has come but unfortunately only three.
Posted by Boby in Barcelona , 6 mars 2009
I have finally got round to reading the first book in Norwegian and couldn’t put it down. I had intended to keep it as my crime novel to read during the Easter holiday. It was brilliant and now I have to see the film. I went out today and bought the next two books. The Girl Who Played with Fire is in the English translation and the third one, Luftslottet, in Norwegian. The Norwegian translation read very well. I shall be interested to see what the English translation is like.
Posted by Jennifer in Oslo , 24 mars 2009
Disappointing, started off very intriguing, but a cop out with the bizarre religious connections. Ludicrous and lazy denoument!
Posted by robin in london , 10 april 2009
A bit slow at the beginning,then WOW…what a novel mind you I’m not even a novel reader But I love this book,the story,the people hey Go Lisbeth I love Ya……..I hope Australia gets the Movie
Posted by Gabby Donovan in Nambour ,AUSTRALIA 15thApril 09 , 15 april 2009
“The girl with the dragon tattoo” is a wonderful story, fully deserving of the high praise expressed in almost all the comments above. I totally fell in love with Lisbeth Salander. She is surely one of the greatest new creations in modern lit. I am just about to begin reading “The girl who played with fire”.
Posted by Peter Westwood in Macau , 24 april 2009
Having lived and worked in Stockholm two times it was really a treat to find a novel that transported me to my favorite city. I read the English translation and being from California I found the dialogue crisp and perfectly natural. As a retired social worker, who for eight years had a caseload of sexually abused children, I was toatlly enthralled with the style and flare with which Lisbeth dealt with her guardian. I would have loved to have turned her loose on a few of our less that admirable offenders. I have been studying the Swedish language for years and Larsson’s novels are giving my the incentive to press on. I’d love to read his stories in Swedish. As has been said by others, it is so sad we lost such a talented writer and political advocate.
Posted by Larry in Fresno, California , 7 maj 2009
I read it in english and found the language lumpy and jagged.
The story was fantastic and gripping as where the characters…but I agree with previous posters that the english turn of phrase was disappointing.
Posted by Noreen in France , 8 maj 2009
English translation is not good. Some of the Swedish idioms seem to have been translated literally rather than using the English common phrases. Once I got over this it was a reasonably good read.
Posted by Gordon in Edinburgh , 12 maj 2009
Fascinating read, no doubt. Anyway, the end of the second book reminded me some bad Hollywood thrillers. I believed in characters and situations – and was willing to believe them to the end, but… See what happens in the third part.
Posted by Rita, Lithuania , 15 maj 2009
I found this book “unputadownable”. The interest was there from the beginning right up until the last page. I cannot remember when l found a book as such.
The fact that is was what l do enjoy in books and does not have perfectly formed type of people as the heros also played well with me.
Being part Swedish and only having in Stockholm for a part of a day am now wanting to the visit the place for much longer.
Hope we do NOT get an Americanised version of the film in due course and would love to see the original film if and when it comes to England.
Have read the second book and that was just as enjoyable and am looking forward to the third and hopefully not final book; there is some talk about theer being another unpublished fourth in the series.
Posted by Mike , 16 maj 2009
I’m a third of the way through ‘Girl’, and in agreement with the majority of posters, I love it! I’ve read Guillou and Mankell, very enjoyable they are too but this is so much darker. I love losing myself in a book and this is no exception. I’m not widely travelled but I love to use the narrative to imagine what the locations are like.
Being someone who can only read English, I couldn’t say whether the translation is a hit or miss affair but I can only imagine that many books don’t translate well into another language from the writers native tongue. Nevertheless from what I have read so far, it’s not too bad.
Once I’ve finished this book I’m sure I’ll suffer withdrawal symptoms until I can get the next one.
Posted by Chris Luxford-Noyes in Kent, England , 26 maj 2009
I can’t believe some people did not find the book fascinating. It was one of the best books I had the chance to read in a long time and I do read a lot.
Posted by Maria in Milton Keynes , 3 juni 2009
I loved the book, and can`t wait until the next one comes to our libraries in spanish.
Posted by Alejandra in San José, Costa Rica , 4 juni 2009
An absorbing and thoroughly enjoyable book. I bought it to read on a recent holiday to Australia. I was so engrossed in it that my family had to occupy themselves for a few days as the book wasn’t put down for long. I admire Stieg’s literary skill and plot construction immensely. Lisbeth Salander is a fascinating character. Totally original and unique. I read several other books by other authors on that holiday including “White Tiger” but it’s Larsson’s wonderful story that captivated me totally. In fact I even ordered from Amazon via an internet cafe in Cairns, Australia (and I’m now reading) The Girl Who Played With Fire. This ensured I had delivery just as I returned to the UK! The third book of this Millenium Trilogy is already on order too.
Stieg Larsson has certainly had an effect on me as until recently I would happily declare “I tend only to read non fiction”. At last I have found an author that has given us some intelligent, clever, exciting and captivating material. How refreshing as there is so much dross out there.
His death at such a young age is very sad and the causes he fought and campaigned for have lost a great contributor.
Posted by Kevin Poole in Gloucester, UK , 8 juni 2009
it takes me two weeks to read the firs two books of Millenium Trillogy!i’ m starting the tird one!I already saw the film, but I have to tell that the book is much more detailed and profound! I’m so fascineted of carracter of Lisbeth and I became her fan in the firs chapter!
I’m so sad for the death at such a young age of Larsson. we lost a great writer of detective story.
Posted by Martina in Treviso, Italy , 17 juni 2009
After reading the first book and waiting for the second one to arrive, I read other books and realised once again how capturing Larsson’s book was!
I have just started reading the second book, I cannot put it down. What a shame he died before writing many other books like these captivating ones.
Posted by Semra Coruh in Sydney , 25 juni 2009
Even if the English translation was felt by the purists to be bad it in no way spolied for me one of the great reads of the year. I bought millenium 2 immediately and like a fine wine am waiting for thr right time to read it in a single session. I enjoy Michael Connelly for his accuracy and edge but this is better – and absolutely world class.
Posted by N Wood in Singapore , 6 juli 2009
The book is awesome!!
Posted by LidianyCs in Bahia-Brazil , 6 juli 2009
I’ve read all three of the books in “Dutch”, and I have to say it was excellent, every minute I have time I continued reading,it’s been a long time I loved a book that much, it’s pity there weren’t anymore pages, as someone said Stieg Larsson deserves 5 stars, 4 for his books and 1 in heaven!It’s pity he died so soon, what a waste…..
Posted by Elke Vanleenhove in Belgium , 13 juli 2009
I only read his first book so far, and honestly, i am not only gonna give it 5 stars for its depth and excellence, but also for its charachters, they were sooo real i almost felt i knew them!
And Lisbeth, woooow, a master piece, rly, and if it proves anything, then it only proves wot a writer he was.
Posted by Anoud Al muhairi in Dubai, UAE , 21 juli 2009
I have finished it reading without break even skipping exams. Great book well developed characters but the second one so far is no less great. May he be alive and I have met him. Incidentally i visited Stockholm after reading it and now reading 2nd book hope to visit it again n see all the places where the action was taking place. but I would like some reader from Sweden here to tell me how much it is reflective of Sweden, anyone plz.
Posted by Iftekhar Shaikh (from Pakistan) in Karlskrona , 22 juli 2009
Reading the book was like watching a very exciting film full of unimaginable twists.I can’t wait to get the second and third volumes in Hungarian.Judy from Hungary
Posted by Judith in Budapest, Hungary , 26 juli 2009
they are making the first movie of the trilogy in sweden at the moment, but the title instead of “the girl with the dragon tattoo” they are calling it “Men who hate women” !! what a stupid title. this is not what the book is about, even though it contains these type of people. Why not call it the same as the book, this is what the world knows it!! STTOOOOPPPIIIIDDDDD!!!!!
Posted by JOHN in Ireland , 27 juli 2009
to Keikobad in Helsinki , how can you say the book is crap! what an arsehole you must be. Da Vinci code was crap i agree, but these books by Stieg are excellent with great plot and characters. Go and get yourself a life you fool.
Posted by joe in ireland , 27 juli 2009
What an author! Like finding a new seam of gold!!! But seemingly cut down in his prime 🙁 I’m an immediate fan of Stieg Larsson and found the first book by chance. Can’t wait to get my hands on the next two books but will have to probably wait until I visit the UK again….
Posted by Ajarn Martin in Phetchabun, Thailand , 29 juli 2009
“On the fly” literally and figuratively, I bought “The Girl With The DRAGON TATTOO” in the Seattle Airport and finished it before touchdown in Denver. Like Ajarn Martin in Phetchabun, Thailand I can’t wait to get my hands on the next two books. I can envision these books and their characters turning into a “cult culture” that enlightens people everywhere to the quiet horrors that women the world over are forced to endure…… Sieg Larsson passed too soon but his words will eternally echo as advocates to those sensitive to Women’s sexual issues!
Posted Anne in Lakewood, Colorado, 3 August, 2009
Posted by Anne Smokler in Lakewood, Colorado, USA , 2 augusti 2009
I have to say, I don’t get this argument about Larsson highlighting misogyny. He’s writing graphic depictions of women being raped and murdered in grotesque ways as entertainment. The novel is stuffed full of cliches – the biblical codes, the women in the basement, the incest – James Patterson has been churning out this kind of trash for years – and filling up the best-seller lists of course (rape sells). Salander with her kick-ass revenge scene is about as a realistic as a computer game character – she’s got Asperger’s and is supposed to be emotionless but nevertheless falls in love with our “hero” (who is naturally irresistible to women) – the hero who doesn’t seem to feel any responsibility for her, though he has some mild twinges of guilt about neglecting his daughter. We’re still supposed to think he’s great though… yuck. A comment on misogyny? This IS misogynistic.
Posted by Jay in London , 14 augusti 2009
Dear Jay in London, get a life. I’ve just finished the 2nd in the series, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and so far this is an extraordinary and original character and series. As for womens’ issues it is enlightening beyond any literary fiction I’ve read (and read many) and with the added pleasure of absolutely entertaining, riveting reading. Unputdownable is the word for sure, and it’s a rare gift to have books so importent and compelling both. Please somebody figure out how to bring back Stieg Larrson. Three books about Lisbeth Salinder just aren’t enough.
Posted by Deb in Nelson, NH US , 19 augusti 2009
Dear John in Ireland. Only want to tell you that the swedish title of the first book in fact is Men who hate women…You may find it strange but that´s the way it is. I can also tell you, and others, that there might be a fourth book! I watched a documentary about Stieg Larsson on swedish television a couple of weeks ago. There was an editor representative interviewed who said he was very optimistic about the chances. Stieg Larsson had almost finished the fourth novel in the Milleniumsuite when he passed away and now it seems that, hopefully at least, we can meet Lisbeth and Mikael again sometime in the future…
Posted by Örjan in Sweden in Hudiksvall , 19 augusti 2009
I simply wish to express how this is the first time I have read from Mr. Larsson’s work (heard from his work in La Presse newspaper article published in Quebec, Canada) and of course I was captivated from the very first page! In response to the last comment submitted on this board about the title of the book in english, I actually love and prefer the english title. Can’t wait for the next read!
Posted by Diane Dagenais www.artaupluriel.ca in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada , 20 augusti 2009
Just finished Book 2. Bought it two days after reading Book 1, was desperate to get my hands on it, and glad to see that bookstores in Singapore have caught on to how popular it is, and stocked up on it.
In retrospect, Book 1 felt more like a prologue of Book 2.
Nevertheless, for both books:
– does not insult the reader’s intelligence, and for me it was great personal satisfaction to read them, they don’t feel like some lightweight paperback novel
– intellectually stimulating and satisfying
– the plots were some complex and yet make sense!
– on the downside, the Swedish names and multitude of characters was a challenge to keep up
Have not read a book (or series of books) so satisfying for at least a decade! Certainly on the level of the great epic classics of old times, orders of magnitudes higher than Grisham or Dan Brown.
Posted by Adrian C in Singapore , 31 januari 2010
I found out about this book accidentally. I happened to come across a discussion of actors who might play Liabeth well. The post mentioned one of my favs, Kate Moennig, as a possibility. The title tole me something interesting about ‘the girl’. I wondered why she would have a tatoo and why of a dragon? The name, ‘Salander’ seemed to get into my head; I bought the book and wow…I found myself envious of Michael and in love with Lisbeth. Steig Larsson is/was a fabulous writer. I haven’t has such a good time in years. Who would have thought…
Posted by Rob Heidel in Simi Valley , 11 April 2010
Hi, I just want to understand what Lisbeth did at the end of the book. I listened to the book so didn’t have a hard copy to go over (yet), but when she went to Zurich and did all that stuff with the bonds, can anybody explain that to me?
Posted by Kate in Virginia USA , 28 April 2010
WOW, I just finished the third of the Steig Larsson trilogy and was it was riveting from start to finish.
I do hope the Documentary on Steig Larsson will be translated from Swedish aired on American television. I am hopeful that the fourth novel will also be forthcoming but who is as talented as Larsson to finish it?
I can not imagine how a movie can do any of the books justice but as a Steig Larsson fan I would be the first in line for tickets.
Posted by Anne Smokler in Port Angeles, Washington USA , 21 juni 2010
Just finished the First “girl”……. could NOT put it down…… watching the movie here with the subtitles tonite……….why can’t this brilliant actress play the American version?
Posted by Marytherese Loto in Toledo, Ohio USA , 9 July 2010
Just finished. Have the 2nd in hand. I read it in 4 days. Ridiculously good.
As I read I made brief notes. 1 to 3 word chapter summaries and a list of characters introduced in each chapter. This helped immensely.
Posted by Paros in Birmingham , 10 July 2010
Paros in Birmingham, I’m reading 2nd book (“played with fire”) and would appreciate a copy of your notes and list of characters if you feel like posting or sending it. Thank you.
Posted by Ralph in Cherry Hill, NJ, USA , 16 juli 2010
I simply love this books. I passed them in the book store time and time again but a friend promised a read of a life time, she was not wrong! Currently, I live and breath these books. THey are refreshing, current, somehow show us a life way beyond our own quiet existence, Larsson has provided a whole new generation of crime writing. His contribution will set a whole new stand. WEll done Stieg and Eva too
Posted by anja.chambers&gmail.com in Bray,co.Wicklow, Ireland , 12 October 2010
I’m new to this, so sorry if I’ve posted this twice. Just wanted to know what is the difference between the book with the girls back on the cover and the book with the girls face on the cover of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Posted by Helen in London , 27 November 2010
I love the books but the movies suck… it’s such a pity that larsson is dead and can’t continue writing..:-(
Posted by Mary,Athens city,Greece , 18 December 2010
Moreover,im very happy that there are so many fans of the book and we share the same opinion. ;-D
Posted by Mary,Athens city,Greece , 18 December 2010
I have not read as good a book as this one in a long time! It’s too bad that the good die young – we could use more books like this one!
Posted by Steve Renolds in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada , 12 Mars 2011
I am obsessed with one and two, and am waiting for three from the library. I tended to overlook the objections of others, since I found the characters and plot totally entertaining. I’ve read all of Baldacci’s and Grisham’s works two respected American writers, and even though Larson tends to create more detail at times, it believe it was warranted. As a business writer, I can’t imagine the work it takes to put a trilogy like this together. Well done.
Posted by Joe Simmons in Gilbert, AZ , 11 November 2011
This book is a cliche-ridden mess. Absolutely no depth to the characters whatsoever. And Mikael being a stand-in for Stieg is really tacky – especially as he’s portrayed as a complete do-gooder with god-like pheromones. Women can’t seem to resist him. It should be renamed to: Stieg Larsson Super Stud!
Posted by Pytor in Stockholm , 14 May 2012
The narcissism, hubris, and misogyny in this book is overwhelming. There were times while I was reading it that I
was almost completely convinced that I was reading some twisty psychological thriller ala American Psycho with an
unreliable narrator who was presenting an idealized version of a story which would later be revealed to be nothing
of the sort. I was wrong, its just the worst thing I’ve read in over a decade.
Posted by GG in Ireland , 10 December 2012