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message 1: by Catie (new)

Catie Nice review! I agree that the original title is so much more relevant to the book. I had no idea about that bit of history about Stieg Larsson - how interesting.

And of course I love the Terry Pratchett quote. :)


message 2: by Nataliya (new)

Nataliya Thanks, Catie! I do think that Stieg Larsson's life had enough interesting and exciting details in it to base a book or a movie on it.
I also think Terry Pratchett quotes are applicable to most situations in life :)


message 3: by Jax (new)

Jax love the pratchett quote thrown in there


message 4: by Nataliya (new)

Nataliya Jax wrote: "love the pratchett quote thrown in there"

I firmly believe that no conversation (or in this case, no review) is complete without a reference to Terry Pratchett. I admire his genius.


message 5: by Jax (new)

Jax agreed


message 6: by Jim (new)

Jim Excellent review! I love your shelf-name, 'awesome-kickass-heroines'. I recently started my 'strong-smart-female-protagonist' shelf, a name I borrowed from Kaethe. Not as sassy as yours, but I wanted to include the heroines who don't actually kick anything...

I am (gradually) working through her list to label what I have, and see what I just gotta have. Hope you don't mind if I do likewise with yours. I am lazy that way, and I learn a lot!


message 7: by Nataliya (new)

Nataliya Jim wrote: "Excellent review! I love your shelf-name, 'awesome-kickass-heroines'. I recently started my 'strong-smart-female-protagonist' shelf, a name I borrowed from Kaethe. Not as sassy as yours, but I wan..."

Well, my definition of "kickass" is broad enough to include the non-kicking types as well :) And you are definitely welcome to work through my shelves!


message 8: by Jim (new)

Jim That works for me, on both counts!


message 9: by Carol. (new)

Carol. Thanks for the review, Nataliya. You've changed my name on whether or not to read it (I might have read the original :)


message 10: by Nataliya (new)

Nataliya Carol wrote: "Thanks for the review, Nataliya. You've changed my name on whether or not to read it (I might have read the original :)"

Well, I'm glad :) But here is a word of warning - the first 50-70 pages or so are a bit tedious, but the story picks up once the exposition is done. It's rather interesting exposition, by the way, but it has turned some people off theis book.


message 11: by Carolynne (new)

Carolynne Thank you for clarifiying the title, as I had been confused by the American title, since I did not see Salander as the protagonist. I had wondered why the title...


message 12: by Rhonda (new)

Rhonda Great review


message 13: by Marina (new)

Marina Dubois I must say that this review was one of the best I have ever read. I'm happy that you pointed out that the English title is misleading. I know the Swedish title and plot is a bit chocking even to us Swedes, that are very aware about the issue of hate towards women. But I really recommend to watch the original Swedish movie too, it's much better.

I have not yet finished this book, but I must agree with you. I like his prose, though some details were unnecessary.


message 14: by Nataliya (new)

Nataliya Marina wrote: "I must say that this review was one of the best I have ever read. I'm happy that you pointed out that the English title is misleading. I know the Swedish title and plot is a bit chocking even to us..."

I'm glad I'm not the only one frustrated with the discrepancy between Swedish and English titles and the change of message that the English title conveys.

I have seen the Swedish movie and I loved it. Salander was excellent in it, and Blomkvist was more believable without the glamour Daniel Craig inevitably brings to the role.


message 15: by Crabbygirl (new)

Crabbygirl I didn't know those details about his bio - maybe I need to rethink my review... but spot-on with that 'shopping guide' comment. I wonder if it's the IKEA in him?


message 16: by Booksarethebest (new)

Booksarethebest I love this book because it shows the reality about violence against Women.


message 17: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Wow I didn't know the backstory of this book! I wish they hadn't changed the title but either way I'm glad I finally picked this up. It's been on my bookshelf for years (I bought it in 2008 in my teens but it never appealed to me then. I got bogged down in the beginning with the financial journalism and unfortunately abandoned it then.) picked it up now (I'm 29) and loved it! I wonder if it's the age difference that changed my view on it since I'm certainly less naive and innocent about the world and what happens to women especially. I'm devouring the second book currently, I'll look at your review for that once I'm done, I always enjoy your reviews. (and funny enough I actually like all the details. The description of groceries /good was neat bc I could see what people in Sweden eat vs in North America. It helped me get into the setting more. But I'm weird that way :P)


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