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message 1: by Brandon (new)

Brandon What's your opinion on it so far?


message 2: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Brandon wrote: "What's your opinion on it so far?"

It's moving a little slow but I'm digging it. I've heard it picks up quite a bit in the second half.


message 3: by Judith (new)

Judith Oh, I'm glad your reading this puppy...I loved it...I love the movie (Swedish version). It takes a while for the story to get in gear, but once it does...oh mama!


message 4: by Brandon (new)

Brandon Judith wrote: "Oh, I'm glad your reading this puppy...I loved it...I love the movie (Swedish version). It takes a while for the story to get in gear, but once it does...oh mama!"

I agree with Judith, once it gets going.. it doesn't let up.

Hopefully you like it enough to continue with the series. The 2nd one is my favorite.


message 5: by Megs ♥ (new)

Megs ♥ Okay, I may need to give this another try. Over the summer I started it, and found it very slow and boring. Everyone keeps telling me it picks up, though.


message 6: by David (new)

David This whole series is EPIC!


message 7: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Meg ♥ wrote: "Okay, I may need to give this another try. Over the summer I started it, and found it very slow and boring. Everyone keeps telling me it picks up, though."

The pace explodes about halfway through. Up until then, I was enjoying it but wasn't wowwed.


message 8: by Kemper (last edited Feb 21, 2012 12:21PM) (new)

Kemper I also thought that Mikael Blomkvist being a sort of James Bond in regard to the ladies was a tad unbelievable.

Is that why the guy they got to play him in the US movie looked exactly like James Bond?


message 9: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Does Daniel Craig play him in the US version?


message 10: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Dan wrote: "Does Daniel Craig play him in the US version?"

Yuuup!


message 11: by Melki (new)

Melki I didn't like it as much as you did, but it takes a big man to admit that he's been wrong!


message 12: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Am I going to approve of any of the casting?


message 13: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Rooney Mara is a pretty damn good Lisbeth. She's got an Oscar nomination for it. Craig made a decent Blomkvist. He played down his Bond bad assery.

If you watch the Swedish versions, that guy looked like a middle aged journalist. Noomi Rapace was a good Lisbeth too.


message 14: by Lyndz (new)

Lyndz Sounds like you enjoyed it more than I did. Good review!


message 15: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Lyndz_♥ wrote: "Sounds like you enjoyed it more than I did. Good review!"

Thanks!


message 16: by Petra Eggs (new)

Petra Eggs I found it unreadable but the Swedish film was wonderful and so incredibly long that I could have read the book in that time (almost).


message 17: by Diane (new)

Diane Excellent review, Dan! Glad you enjoyed it.


message 18: by Jo Anne (new)

Jo Anne B Are you going to read the rest of the series? Good review!


message 19: by Rick (new)

Rick Fisher Thanks for the review. Like you, I have put this one off. People I know have either loved it or hated it. There has been no in betweens with this one. I still may have to break down and try it. Especially after your review. Thanks, again.


message 20: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Jo Anne wrote: "Are you going to read the rest of the series? Good review!"

@Petra - I can see why people would quit during the first half.

@Diane - Thanks!

@Jo Anne - I'm planning on reading the next two once I knock the to-read pile down a little lower. You know how it is.


message 21: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent @Rick - I think if you know going in that the first half is going to be boring, it'll be easier to take.


message 22: by Nandakishore (new)

Nandakishore Varma Fine review: but I did not like the book all that much. I liked Lisbeth, but Mikael, I felt, was somewhat of a wish-fulfilment fantasy for the author! ;)


message 23: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Nandakishore wrote: "Fine review: but I did not like the book all that much. I liked Lisbeth, but Mikael, I felt, was somewhat of a wish-fulfilment fantasy for the author! ;)"

Yeah, I think Mikael was probably an idealized version of Stieg Larrson.


message 24: by James (new)

James Thane You are a bit late to the party here Dan, but better late than never! I agree that the book could have used a good editor and I assume that if Larsson had lived long enough to see it finished, it would have been.


message 25: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent James wrote: "You are a bit late to the party here Dan, but better late than never! I agree that the book could have used a good editor and I assume that if Larsson had lived long enough to see it finished, it w..."

I think the beginning and the end could have used used some trimming.


message 26: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Ennis I have to say that before I read the series is was skeptical about it but once I got into I couldn't let it go until I had the series done. I am waiting to see the movie now to see if lives up to the story.


message 27: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Pamela wrote: "I have to say that before I read the series is was skeptical about it but once I got into I couldn't let it go until I had the series done. I am waiting to see the movie now to see if lives up to ..."

Me too but I'll probably wait until I read the next two books before I see the movie.


message 28: by Riku (new)

Riku Sayuj When are you planning to move on to the rest of the series... I feel a bit cool about the prospect after having just finished the first one.


message 29: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Riku wrote: "When are you planning to move on to the rest of the series... I feel a bit cool about the prospect after having just finished the first one."

Probably not until April or May. I have a lot of books I already own I need to read.


message 30: by James (new)

James Thane Dan wrote: "Probably not until April or May. I have a lot of books I already own I need to read.
..."


If that were a legitimate excuse, I probably wouldn't be buying another book for the next two years!


message 31: by Riku (last edited Feb 22, 2012 09:25PM) (new)

Riku Sayuj James wrote: "Dan wrote: "Probably not until April or May. I have a lot of books I already own I need to read.
..."

If that were a legitimate excuse, I probably wouldn't be buying another book for the next two..."


Exactly the thought that came to my kind too!


message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

"Homework from the Ladies?" Wait, you have a fricking category for that???


message 33: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Emily wrote: ""Homework from the Ladies?" Wait, you have a fricking category for that???"

You've got three out of the top four spots!


message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

I have to re-evaluate our friendship. I didn't realize you took recommendations from just anyone. Pride and Prejudice? What broad told you about THAT one? I feel so used....sniff....I hope you wind up with a disease from ripping through the pages of something like "Breaking Dawn" without wearing hand gloves and die of a paper cut infection, you skank.


message 35: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent None of those other books meant anything to me, I swear!


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

Heard that one before. Tell it to the girl you met at the book brothel!


message 37: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Can't we pretend this never happened? I'll read Tiger!


message 38: by Mark (new)

Mark Loved the last conversation Dan/Emily very funny and although I feel cruel butting in at such a sensitive moment I found it interesting that the over-hype of the book didn't disappoint you more. I was so led to believe it was going to fair knock my socks off that when it most certainly didn't but was just ok i was sad. The problem with over-hyping is it sets stuff up for heavy falls. Good review as always though


message 39: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Thanks for reading, Mark. I wouldn't say it was a sock-knocker but I was completely ensnared once I started reading it.


message 40: by Skip (new)

Skip Lisbeth Salander rules.


message 41: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Skip wrote: "Lisbeth Salander rules."

Yup! I never did read the third book, though.


message 42: by Skip (new)

Skip Watch the Swedish movies. Noomi Rapace was terrific as Lisbeth.


message 43: by Ɗắɳ 2.✽ (new)

Ɗắɳ  2.✽ I liked book 2 quite a bit more than the others. Probably because it's focused more on Lisbeth. Some parts of Book 3 are a little tedious to get through(much of the conspiracy stuff).


message 44: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Dan 2.0 wrote: "I liked book 2 quite a bit more than the others. Probably because it's focused more on Lisbeth. Some parts of Book 3 are a little tedious to get through(much of the conspiracy stuff)."

I liked the second one more as well since it was mostly Lisbeth kicking ass. I read the first 30% or so of the third book before throwing it back on the shelf for when I was in the mood for something tedious.


message 45: by Skip (new)

Skip I liked all three, but agree that Book #3 was not as good as the earlier ones. (Nowhere near as disappointing as Mockingjay though.) Wish someone in Sweden would finish Book #4.


message 46: by Miquel (new)

Miquel Reina Great review Dan!


message 47: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Miquel Reina wrote: "Great review Dan!"

Thanks, Miguel.


message 48: by Diane (new)

Diane I'm marking this down because I'm reading In the Woods and enjoying it more than I enjoyed this. I was kind of a whore with my 5s in past years.

Dan, thanks for making me laugh this morning.


message 49: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent I might as well have been giving those fives away in the past


message 50: by ⊿ DANIELLE ◣ (new)

⊿ DANIELLE ◣ Yes, thanks for the laugh! ^^


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