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message 1: by Boof (new)

Boof Ooh, let me know what you think. I really enjoyed this.


message 2: by Laura (new)

Laura well girls, you MUST read The Girl who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest which is coming up in UK in October 1st.


message 3: by Boof (new)

Boof Laura, I have read the second one and can't wait to read the 3rd. Have you read them yet? It comes out in hardback a couple of days before my birthday so I have asked for it for a present.


message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura Boof, I couldn´t sleep until I finished the second one and I can´t wait for the third one!!


message 5: by Laura (new)

Laura I forgot to mention that they make a movie based on the first book, a german production I think.


message 6: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ Laura wrote: "I forgot to mention that they make a movie based on the first book, a german production I think."

Laura it was an all swedish film - the guy who played Martin has also played Wallander on tv here. I wouldn't throw Michael Nyqvist outta bed on a wet and windy night lol.


message 7: by Laura (new)

Laura Not a chance to watch it?? snif snif snif.....


message 8: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ Laura wrote: "Not a chance to watch it?? snif snif snif....."

It's bound to come out on DVD at some time and it really is worth having a look at as it mirrored the book very well (too well for the revenge scene)

The next two books were due to be screened just on SVT but because of the success of the first (box office receipts) they will be shown in the cinema this autumn.


message 9: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ Look at this for a turnup on the films- wow!:

http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/06/08/q...


message 10: by Laura (new)

Laura Ohhh good, have you seen this?? "Gabrielsson still has possession of a laptop containing an unpublished fourth Millennium novel, and possibly outlines for several other novels as well."


message 11: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ Trailer for The Girl who played with Fire is here:
http://www.filmstar.se/sv/156426/ovri...

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message 12: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ Laura wrote: "Ohhh good, have you seen this?? "Gabrielsson still has possession of a laptop containing an unpublished fourth Millennium novel, and possibly outlines for several other novels as well.""

Not so sure about that rumour but I do hope it is true - let's have butt-kicking Lisbet for years yet

:O)


message 13: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ The trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is here:

http://se.filmtrailer.com/cinema/1248


message 14: by Laura (new)

Laura thanks Bettie, I would prefer to watch this swedish version instead of a hollywood version....


message 15: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ We agree wholeheartedly with you Laura - Noomi Rapace IS Lisbet


message 16: by Grace (new)

Grace Tjan Bettie, thanks for liking my review. :-) You're Swedish, right? I'm curious about how good/faithful the English translation is. Perhaps you can tell us about it?


message 17: by Grace (new)

Grace Tjan Bettie (Goodreads Reader!) wrote: "The trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is here:

http://se.filmtrailer.com/cinema/1248"


The trailer won't play on my Mac for some reason. :-( But Blomkvist and Salander in the photos are just exactly like I imagine them to look like. I wonder when the movie will be screened in my part of the world, if ever.





message 18: by Laura (new)

Laura Sandy, I also liked your review...


message 19: by Grace (new)

Grace Tjan Bettie (Goodreads Reader!) wrote: "Laura wrote: "Ohhh good, have you seen this?? "Gabrielsson still has possession of a laptop containing an unpublished fourth Millennium novel, and possibly outlines for several other novels as well..."

Yeah! Let's see her dish it out to the Advokat Bjurmans of the world! lol



message 20: by Grace (new)

Grace Tjan Laura wrote: "Sandy, I also liked your review..."

Oh yeah. Thanks, Laura! What's the second book about?



message 21: by Laura (new)

Laura the second book is the continuation of the first one, even better, you should read it!!


message 22: by Grace (new)

Grace Tjan Really? I'll look for it at the bookstore.


message 23: by Laura (new)

Laura Do it, you won´t regret it!! I have already pre-ordered the third one.


message 24: by Grace (new)

Grace Tjan Is the third one available in English?


message 25: by Laura (new)


message 26: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ Sandybanks wrote: "Bettie, thanks for liking my review. :-) You're Swedish, right? I'm curious about how good/faithful the English translation is. Perhaps you can tell us about it?"

I'm not swedish but my husband is and he read the three in Swedish and then re-read (over my shoulder) snippets in English - the verdict was entirely favourable to the translator.


message 27: by Grace (new)

Grace Tjan Bettie (Goodreads Reader!) wrote: "Sandybanks wrote: "Bettie, thanks for liking my review. :-) You're Swedish, right? I'm curious about how good/faithful the English translation is. Perhaps you can tell us about it?"

I'm not swed..."


Bettie, thanks for clearing that up for me. I was wondering about some parts of the novel that reads like a newspaper article and apparently this is deliberate on the part of the author, and not an effect of the translation.




message 28: by Laura (new)

Laura Sandy, the first translations of Larsson´s books were in French instead of English.


message 29: by Merty (new)

Merty Really good review, Sandybanks.
There are some great comments and links here too!
I can't wait for the second book to come out, it's pre-ordered on my kindle. :)


message 30: by Grace (new)

Grace Tjan Merty wrote: "Really good review, Sandybanks.
There are some great comments and links here too!
I can't wait for the second book to come out, it's pre-ordered on my kindle. :)"


Thanks, Merty. I want to read the second one too. People here have been telling me that it's even better than the first one.



message 31: by Grace (new)

Grace Tjan Laura wrote: "Sandy, the first translations of Larsson´s books were in French instead of English."

Laura, that's interesting. So it was translated into French first rather than English. How popular is it in Sweden and Europe?




message 32: by Laura (new)

Laura In France, his books are a complete sucess, "sell like water" (a Brazilian expression we use here).


message 33: by Grace (new)

Grace Tjan Laura wrote: "In France, his books are a complete sucess, "sell like water" (a Brazilian expression we use here)."

Not like hotcakes?

In Indonesian we would say that 'it sells like fried bananas'. Different expressions in different languages, I suppose. lol




message 34: by Laura (new)

Laura exactly!!!


message 35: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ Går åt, som smör i solsken

'Melts like butter in sunshine' is the equivalent Swedish saying!


message 36: by Laura (new)

Laura and Boof, what is the English version for that??


message 37: by Merty (new)

Merty "Sells like hotcakes". (English expression)


message 38: by Merty (new)

Merty Sandybanks wrote: "Merty wrote: "Really good review, Sandybanks.
There are some great comments and links here too!
I can't wait for the second book to come out, it's pre-ordered on my kindle. :)"

Thanks, Merty. I wa..."


You are so good at describing and posting your thoughts in regard to the books you've read. That's nice to read vs. just someone who puts up a rating and no comments. :)


message 39: by Georg (new)

Georg "Laura, that's interesting. So it was translated into French first rather than English. How popular is it in Sweden and Europe"

In Germany the trilogy is on top of the bestseller list (Der Spiegel). Great books, and a great review, Sandy.


message 40: by Grace (new)

Grace Tjan Georg wrote: ""Laura, that's interesting. So it was translated into French first rather than English. How popular is it in Sweden and Europe"

In Germany the trilogy is on top of the bestseller list (Der Spieg..."


Danke schon. Georg. : ) Have you read the third one?




message 41: by Allison (new)

Allison L Reading this book made me realize how possible it is to fall in love with a fictional character. The unpredictable Lisbeth Salander is a character who very much intrigued me. Her wittiness and vulnerability made this book much better than what it would have been. Without a character like her the successfulness of this book would be rare. In my opinion. It was an overall amazing book that I find myself reading years from now.


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