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Anyone else read this, or the other Stieg Larsson books? I just finished the second one and am starting on the third. Fabulous stuff, almost as good as my beloved Stephen Hunter Bob Lee/Earl Swagger books.

I think a movie of Dragon Tattoo is coming out in December. Might have to see that. While reading the book, I pictured Lisbeth Salander being played by Olivia Wilde, "Thirteen" of TV's House.
 

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I read them all a while back. TGWTDT was made in Sweden a couple years back but the new one is the US version, I think? Lisbeth Salander is more about smarts and quirkiness and less about looks BUT, if you want to go with pretty, I like Krysten Ritter who played Jesse's landlord/sorta girlfriend in season 2 of Breaking Bad, for the part. Too bad they didn't ask us.
 

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Anyone else read this, or the other Stieg Larsson books? I just finished the second one and am starting on the third. Fabulous stuff, almost as good as my beloved Stephen Hunter Bob Lee/Earl Swagger books.

I think a movie of Dragon Tattoo is coming out in December. Might have to see that. While reading the book, I pictured Lisbeth Salander being played by Olivia Wilde, "Thirteen" of TV's House.
Okay, you got me with the Stephen Hunter line. Just what are these books about?
 

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Have read all the books. Great writer. I have seen all 3 movies (Swedish with subtitles). Need to rent. I have heard they are coming out with "american" movie.....
 

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Okay, you got me with the Stephen Hunter line. Just what are these books about?
Mystery/thrillers. The first one is sort of a "locked room" mystery with an ingenious resolution.

The stories are set in Sweden and the protagonists are a journalist and a very odd girl who is an antisocial loner who happens to be a genius and a world-class computer hacker. She does with computers what the Swagger boys do with guns. Very entertaining and engaging.

DO read the three books in order, as they're definitely a series. The first 40 or 50 pages of the first one are a bit of an effort to get through, and I thought the thing was going to be about a bunch of obscure arcana of the finance world, especially European finance, but it's not about that at all. Stick with it--it's worth the effort.

Just started the third one and as I said, I've enjoyed the first two more than any other fiction I've read lately with the exception of the Hunter books--and they're almost as good as Hunter.
 

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Seems pretty true to the book--what I was able to see of it before it cut off--but I wonder how they're going to tell this story in just two hours--or even three. :confused::confused::confused:
Always a problem when adapting a novel for the screen. I am almost ALWAYS disappointed with the end product. :argh:

The best adaptation of a novel for the screen that I can remember was Ira Levin's Rosemary's Baby. Even the dream sequences were transferred from book to screen almost verbatim.
 

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Anyone else read this, or the other Stieg Larsson books? I just finished the second one and am starting on the third. Fabulous stuff, almost as good as my beloved Stephen Hunter Bob Lee/Earl Swagger books.

I think a movie of Dragon Tattoo is coming out in December. Might have to see that. While reading the book, I pictured Lisbeth Salander being played by Olivia Wilde, "Thirteen" of TV's House.
Have read all the books. Great writer. I have seen all 3 movies (Swedish with subtitles). Need to rent. I have heard they are coming out with "american" movie.....
Always a problem when adapting a novel for the screen. I am almost ALWAYS disappointed with the end product. :argh:

The best adaptation of a novel for the screen that I can remember was Ira Levin's Rosemary's Baby. Even the dream sequences were transferred from book to screen almost verbatim.
As I just said in another post in a different thread, I am sorry for having fallen off the face of the earth but things with me have been a bit involved for the last month or so.

Gentlemen:

For reasons best left unsaid (although Charlie or, better yet Dean, if he is still "observing" what is said here, could probably tell you about them privately), I don't get into open discussions about filmmaking anymore but while the cast for the upcoming (December is correct) version of "Tattoo" is pretty stellar and the director (David Fincher) has got an amazing track record, that shouldn't keep you from renting the original and the two follow-up chapters in the trilogy and enjoying them. They are certainly not what I would call mainstream entertainment but they are very good efforts.

The other thing is that while I would think (again looking at the people involved in the new version of "Tattoo" both in front and behind the camera) that it should be a good movie to see, as the Fincher-film will probably be intended as a more mainstream adaptation of the original story (for understandably broader demographic and financial reasons), seeing the "original" version would still be a good free-standing experience.

And I say "free-standing" for I am not one that believes that films can be compared to the books upon which they are sometimes based or derived. For they are different mediums and it's like Apples and Oranges. I am also one that believes it is not fair to compare or second-guess one director's vision (or one screenwriter's adaptation) to another's in the case of "remakes" for that is like comparing artists from different countries, timeframes, movements, or schools.

But now I am getting in the territory of why I generally don't discuss films in certain circles in the first place.

In any case, you should at least experience the original version of "Tattoo" while waiting for the other one to be released at the end of the year.

Hope things have been good with everyone here.
 

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I was given 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' and the follow-up. Tried twice to get interested in the lst one, but gave up after 25 pages (seemed like 2500 pages.) Gave them back to their owner this morning.
 

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I was given 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' and the follow-up. Tried twice to get interested in the lst one, but gave up after 25 pages (seemed like 2500 pages.) Gave them back to their owner this morning.
I can relate--I almost gave up in the beginning of the first one, too. But I'm glad I stuck it out--it soon got better and STAYED better, at least through the whole first two books (just started the third yesterday).
 

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Ok, my wife has a copy so I'll give it a go.

I need a break from military sci fi.
 

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What's the order of the books? I see there's "kicked the hornet's nest" and "played with fire" as well as "Dragon Tatoo."
 

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What's the order of the books? I see there's "kicked the hornet's nest" and "played with fire" as well as "Dragon Tatoo."
Dragon Tattoo, Played with Fire, and Hornet's Nest. #2 and #3 are really one long story, so they pretty much have to be read in order.

I finished #3 on Sunday. It was a hella ride! If there were a dozen of them, I'd read them all. Too bad the author left us too soon.

He screws up some of the gun stuff, but everything else is so good that I can overlook that.

Figgered out why I like the heroine, Lisbeth Salander: Like Bob Lee Swagger, she simply outthinks everyone else in the game, and is usually four or five moves ahead of them, sometimes before they even realize that they're in the game.
 

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Figgered out why I like the heroine, Lisbeth Salander: Like Bob Lee Swagger, she simply outthinks everyone else in the game, and is usually four or five moves ahead of them, sometimes before they even realize that they're in the game.
Does indeed sound like Bob Lee...thanks for the heads up on a new author.
 
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