February 19

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Posted by lori . 3 Comments

The story in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is solid, interesting and extremely violent, but the force of  the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson is the main character Lisbeth Salander.  Lisbeth is a genius computer hacker.  Ruthless, tough, outwardly unemotional, Lisbeth has a vulnerability that draws you to her.  I rooted for her and admired her in spite of the fact that she was damaged.  It is the damage that made me feel for her and want to understand her.  It is what makes her so compellingly human.  The Millennium Trilogy consists of three novels:  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl Who Played with Fire; and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.

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3 Responses to " The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

  • Houndstooth says:

    I loved the Millenium Trilogy! It’s not a genre that I usually pick up, but I was completely hooked in and Lisbeth is a character that I’ll remember for a long time!

    Did you see the Swedish movies based on the books? I’m usually not a fan of books made into movies at all, but they did a great job with them! I was a little hesitant to see them because I wasn’t sure I wanted to see that scene from the first book, but seeing her get her revenge was worth it. If you get a chance, I think it’s one of the few movies that is well done. I just cannot go see the Hollywood version, though! I already know they’ll ruin it!

    • lori says:

      I have not seen the Swedish movies but they’re on my “list.” A friend who has seen them highly recommended them too. I’m in a good position now because I have a little distance between reading the book and watching the movie…always necessary for me so I’m not too entrenched in my memory of and fondness for the book.

  • houndstooth4 says:

    They’re all really intense, just like the books!

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