The Girl…

Who read all of Stieg Larsson‘s novels on her vacation.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The Girl Who Played with Fire. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. I had heard so much about these books. My book club selected the first one for our next book. I’ve been reading DorothyL posts about them. And I’ve archived an in depth reading/picking apart of Dragon Tattoo.

One problem with being a writer is that it is hard to turn the critic off. And I’ll admit, I was wary when I waded in. There are a ton of characters. Lots of info dumps. But I decided to just go along for the ride.

And what a ride it was. Two good stories (I count Dragon Tattoo as one, and Fire and Hornet’s Nest as two parts of the same story) well told. And two great characters. Mikael Blomkvist. And especially Lisbeth Salander.

I normally don’t like noir, or graphic violence. And there is plenty of both. That said, I got through them, because I wanted to find out what happened.

I think I may try and see the movies. Or should I let them live in my imagination for a while longer? What do you think?

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Brittany says:

    I’m a little late in reading this post, but I thoroughly agree with you. It took me awhile to really latch on, but I was hooked. I’ve heard the movies are pretty graphic, but I’ll probably watch them anyway. Did you end up watching them?


    1. jahennrikus says:

      Brittany, I didn’t see the movies yet. I have heard they are tough, but very true to the spirit of the books. And I think I want to see the Swedish versions…


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