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message 1: by Joy (new)

Joy I was wondering when you were going to get around to reading this! I look forward to your thoughts on it.


message 2: by Brad (new)

Brad Yep, finally doing it. I'm liking it so far too.


message 3: by Joy (new)

Joy It gets even better as you get into it.


message 4: by Ellen (new)

Ellen Well, now I'm conflicted. I've read love/hate reviews on this book from reviewers I trust on both sides.

Hmmm...I guess I'll mark it "to read" and think it about it. I am Swedish. I suppose there's that loyalty. ...Even though NO ONE celebrates Sweden's National Day (June 6). Of course, St. Patrick's Day is a big deal. /end of rant

So, really? I should read this? I do like mysteries.



message 5: by Stephen (new)

Stephen I hated this book because it read like a series of newspaper articles, and the characters were not all that compelling to me. Plus, slooooowwwwwww start to finish.

I do respect Brad's opinion's though, so that has to count for something. And why am I the only one to have voted for this when others have commented???


message 6: by Ellen (new)

Ellen Stephen wrote: "I hated this book because it read like a series of newspaper articles, and the characters were not all that compelling to me. Plus, slooooowwwwwww start to finish.

I do respect Brad's opinion's t..."


Hey, I voted for it first. Ta. da.


message 7: by Stephen (new)

Stephen hehehehehehehheeh at least you voted


message 8: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Elizabeth? You liked it? I couldn't take that stilted writing. Maybe I'm losing my mind or taste or something.


message 9: by Trevor (new)

Trevor I absolutely agree about Leviticus - and that should have been enough for me to love this book. And although I can see that part of the book serves a very important social function, it just wasn't enough for me to like the book. I also agree with Stephen, that the main problem with this one was it was so endlessly slow. Ah well, all the same, I also am forced to agree with your about not trusting anyone's reviews if their name starts with T... A mistake I would never make myself.


message 10: by Brad (new)

Brad Trevor wrote: "Ah well, all the same, I also am forced to agree with your about not trusting anyone's reviews if their name starts with T... A mistake I would never make myself...." You know I love you, though, right? ;)




message 11: by Trevor (new)

Trevor Not something I would doubt for a moment.


message 12: by Joy (new)

Joy Another great review Brad! I wonder what you will think of The Girl who played with Fire. I didn't like it as well as this one.


message 13: by Brad (new)

Brad Joy wrote: "Another great review Brad! I wonder what you will think of The Girl who played with Fire. I didn't like it as well as this one."

I'm going to wait until March for the paperback, but I am very curious. I've heard good and bad about it so far. I really liked Blomkvist and Samander, so he'll really have to blow it for me not to at least enjoy it.


message 14: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie Ditto, re: previous message.


message 15: by Becky (new)

Becky Brilliant review, made me giggle a few times. I loved the book and am just going to go and buy the next two now...


message 16: by Brad (new)

Brad Thanks, Jane and Bonnie and Becky.


message 17: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth whoa, i didn't know about the original title. that makes SO much more sense in the context of the book!


message 18: by Dalee (new)

Dalee best review by far, perhaps better written than the book. ! just started the second book, love love so far.


message 19: by Brad (new)

Brad Thanks, Dalee. I wouldn't go that far, but I appreciate it nonetheless.


message 20: by Kwilliams (new)

Kwilliams williams Yes Brad, it's all those things. And it's a great read!


message 21: by Karena (new)

Karena Great review!


message 22: by Brad (new)

Brad Why thank ya.


message 23: by Amber (new)

Amber Tucker I've been curious about this trilogy. Almost bought Dragon Tattoo the other day. As things go, I'll undoubtedly get my paws on it just when the buzz dies down.


message 24: by Brad (new)

Brad It's a perfect read for entertainment value.


message 25: by Amber (new)

Amber Tucker Sounds like summertime material to me!!


message 26: by Joy (new)

Joy Brad, here's an update on the movie casting for Salander -

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/0...

Sounds like Ellen Page is out of the running.


message 27: by Brad (last edited Jul 28, 2010 04:57PM) (new)

Brad Thanks for the link, Joy. Checking it in a second. The most recent gos I heard was Mulligan. Curious. Not sure how she'd be.


message 28: by Brad (new)

Brad And it sounds like she's not in the running anymore. Hmmm. I need to look up the final four.


message 29: by Charles (new)

Charles Lanham Haven't read it yet, but I love epic books, and. I Did See The Movie!

Really. I disagree. For what I saw, the book had the most dynamic and fascinating characters. And if that wasn't what made me so hooked onto it, it was the fact it had an epic plot. Man this piece is an instant class. Larsson is a mastermind.


message 30: by Veronica (new)

Veronica I completely agree with your review. I do feel it was a bit of a slow start but once you get into the Vanger mystery it tends to speed up a bit. Now i'm looking forward to seeing the movie...we'll see where this goes I suppose?!


message 31: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Sulzby @Brad: This was a most useful review for me. I like the I wish there were 4.5 point you made because I am there, too. I had the advantage to hearing the book read in audio book form. I agreed with all your points except that I am not so deep into Sweden but more into Norway, Finland and the arctic circle. Saying that, I have a number of Swedish friends and have spent some time in Stockholm. I actually thought the Swedish part was pretty incidental to the story. I could see these characters playing their stories out in other locales. On the other hand, the Swedish setting worked for me. I've written my own reactions as well.


message 32: by Marcele (new)

Marcele Seems you have an indescribable love for Sweden like me! I recommend you read Wallander series because of it and because is also a mystery series. The way Mankell describes his country always makes me want to live there. I actually recognized the name of some places in this book because of Mankell and I think both authors write slightly alike.


message 33: by Brad (new)

Brad Funny you should recommend that, Marcele. I have, indeed, been reading Wallander lately. The BBC Wallander with Kenneth Branagh sucked me in. I really enjoyed the first one, Faceless Killers, but I was less impressed with the Dogs of Riga. I have the next one ready to read, though, so I'll keep you posted.


message 34: by Marcele (last edited Feb 24, 2011 08:38AM) (new)

Marcele Indeed some books aren't so good, I also don't like Dogs of Riga very much [maybe because have so little time in Sweden? :)], but the books will get better, specially Sidetracked. :)


message 35: by Mark (new)

Mark Hi Brad, though I didn't agree with your 4 stars i thoroughly enjoyed your review. It was a goodread in itself so thanks. Incidentally, no need to apologize for liking IKEA , what sensible man wouldn't


message 36: by Brad (new)

Brad :) Thanks, Mark.


message 37: by Michelle (new)

Michelle I met up with a friend today and I mentioned to her I had just finished this book. She asked me how it was and I told her that there was a lot of messed up things that happened but it wasn't as disturbing as American Psycho! I just read your review and it was just funny how we mentioned the same thing. The only other book that made me physically ill was Wetlands.


message 38: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Outstanding review. Very well said. I agree on all counts. Bravo!


message 39: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I loved the book too! I didn't expect to see so many people didn't like the book. Great review. I totally agree!


message 40: by Brad (new)

Brad Thanks, Sarah and Leslie.


message 41: by Brad (last edited Aug 06, 2011 03:23PM) (new)

Brad The next person who votes for this review makes it my first, one and only review to hit 200 likes. Be that person and I will send you a book :) (I just like the feel of two hundred)


message 42: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Good review Brad. I just finished the book myself. Having difficulty rating it. Leaning more towards 3 stars


message 43: by Joy (new)

Joy Wonder if they are going to do any more movies based on this book series.


message 44: by Tishya (new)

Tishya I read this book because a friend recommended it to me and it was too slow for my taste . Anyway .. I am looking for a good book to read ... And this time I want a decent one !!! So someone please suggest something useful


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