The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Book 1 (Millennium: The Graphic Novels #1.1)
DC Comics/Vertigo will publish the official graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy," starting in Fall 2012 with THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, the international publishing phenomenon. Each book in the "Millennium Trilogy" will be adapted in two hardcover graphic novel volumes.
Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappea
For the record, I own the entire Millennium book trilogy and the Swedish movie trilogy. It's one of my favorite series and Lisbeth is hands down an all-time favorite character. My review treats this graphic novel as an adaptation of an original work, not an original or stand-alone work because that's not what it is.
That being said, while I do enjoy quite a few graphic novels, I don't usually re ...more
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Vol. 1 is a graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson's bestselling book by the same title. It follows a murder mystery from decades past with the socially inept computer genuis Lisbeth at center stage. This volume covers half of that novel, with a second volume to be released in the future.
+I have to say, this book is beautiful, from cover to cover. The character that sticks out as consistently awesome looking is t ...more
Lisbeth Salander is probably one of the most intriguing heroines ever put down on paper, socially inept, a moody genius, hard as nails and prone to the odd spot of violence when threatened.
The graphic novel relies heavily on the fact that the reader is intimately familiar with the storylin ...more
I'm a big fan of the Millennium Trilogy, having read the novels several times, listened to the audiobook narrated by Simon Vance, and own the original movies with Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace. (I have not, for the record, seen the American remakes.) I selected this graphic novel at NetGalley with a great deal of excitement, fully expecting to enjoy it, but... well, I won't say I'm disappointed exactly, but I'm not enthralled.
This in ...more
The graphics for the rape scene were very hard to get past. It made me mad, sad, protective all over again. It is truly one of the most powerful and haunting scenes I've ever had to read. Seeing it in ...more
While it was a little hard for me to follow (the names are all foreign and the movie was really over my head) I really really enjoyed all the artwork. I mean WOW!!! It reminded me of James O'Barr. Super loved!!!
I don't recommend this for the kiddies (of course). And the older teens? Well, that's up to you. There is the rape scene, 2 bits where Mikael is in bed with a chicky poo, and one where Lisbeth's woman is showing off her chest. (my husband was not impresse ...more
The only downside of this is that it's split into two volumes. The ending of volume 1 seems very abrupt and a little jarring. The rest of ...more
I love The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo books, the movie, and now the graphic novel. As one with ADHD it's sometimes very hard to follow just text or just moving pictures, there's so much to concentrate on and it doesn't always go at a slow enough pace. But, with the graphic novel, I was able to spend as much time on each page or cell as I needed to grasp the concept of the story. The art was beautiful, I loved it, but I wasn't ...more
As expected though, this volume will leave you suspended and you cannot not but buy the second volume! Although I was expecting that it would be unfinished, I didn't realize that the suspension was taken literally by the creators of this book. When I reached the last page, the last dialogue box, the sentence was literally left ...more
I liked that it wasn't as graphic as I was expecting it to be. Don't get me wrong, it's still pretty graphic, but it's not as bad as the movies.
I liked how they characterized Mikael and Lisbeth and how they didn't make ...more
The art and production values are gorgeous and the story choices (what to use from the novel, what to cut) are well made thoughtfully made. However, the book suffers from the reader already being too familiar with the book. What should be shocking or interesti ...more
That being said, there is some rather graphic abuse, so if you're sensitive to that, be w ...more
(Trigger warning for discussions of rape.)
Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy gets the graphic novel treatment in this adaptation penned by Denise Mina. The first of two volumes (each book is to span two graphic novel collections) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Book 1 covers the first book in the series. A murder mystery slash rape revenge story, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is not for the faint of heart: there's quite a bit of violence (including viol ...more
With an international bestseller, the posthumous glory of the author has to top out someplace. This graphic novel was not that pinnacle, in fact, it might be a sign of the end. After world wide book translation, successful foreign films, unneeded US films, a lackluster graphic n ...more
Lisbeth is absolutely scary looking yet also vulnerable. She’s definitely one you would champion for despite her looks. Bjurman is just a disgusting pig and was depicted in such revolting exactness. Mikael is not a ...more
• Holger Palmgren does...more
Admittedly it was a few years since I read Larsson's novel and I surprisingly quick got into the story again, remembering some but not all of the plot. The comics version is very well made, with a good flow in the visual storytelling. I also liked the way ...more
This is the first graphic novel of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by DC Comics that was inspired by the late Steig Larsson's Män som hatar kvinnor (Men Who Hate Woman). This is probably the third incarnation of the novel which consisted of the Swedish Millenium movie series, the American movie "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". I had known about the book series in my second year of university and then devoured the movie series while I was in my third year. I fell in love with Noomi Rapace's p ...more
She left school at sixteen and did a number of poorly paid jobs, including working in a meat factory, as a bar maid, kitchen porter and cook.
Eventually she settled in auxiliary nursing for geriatric and terminal care patients.
At twenty one sh ...more