I went into The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (henceforth known as TGWTDT because I have lazy sloth fingers) having no concept of the story or the characters. My mother, who has read all of the books and saw the movie last week, assured me that the movie was very true to the book and that I would enjoy myself. I trust her opinion, and I also trust David Fincher, so making the decision to go see the movie was a no-brainer.
Full disclosure: This is less a book review and more a suggestion that you not begin reading this book at all, since it bored me so badly that I had to stop reading it myself. And, I know, I know, this novel is old news and everyone else has moved on, but since the US film adaption is out next month, it’s back on my mind. Read More Sort of a Book Review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
I’ve been casually following the American remake of Stieg Larssen’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie, namely the criticism that its being sanitized for prudish American audiences who are too lazy to read subtitles. But in my opinion, the series was already sanitized for American audiences. The Swedish title of the first book is Men Who Hate Women. There is no way the series would have sold as well. Read More Sanitizing The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo