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Stieg Larsson

Peder

Well-Known Member
Another example of where the sequel is not quite as good as the first book?

But one would only know for sure if one read it. They are all still on my reading list, even after having seen the movies.
 

Polly Parrot

Moderator
Staff member
The first book is the one I didn't like much and it wasn't good enough for me to want to run to the nearest book store for part two.

I've plenty of books to read and I don't want to spend time reading one I don't like much.
 
I just finished the girl with the dragon tattoo and just started the girl who played with fire. I love the story, it's really good. I'm sure the girl who kicked the hornets' nest will be very good too
 

SFG75

Well-Known Member
Blindsided-I decided to dig in as well on #2. The beginning wasn't so dreadful as the first one, and it alluded to it quite a bit. I'm to the part where
a contract has been put on Lisbeth.
I hope to get a lot of reading done tonight, reserving judgment on this book for a later time.
 
I enjoyed all three stories. Of course, I made the mistake of reading the second one first, because I didn't know the order to read them.

I found the stories to be well worth my time and energy. The stilted telling may also be an effect of the translation process. I had to remind myself of that a couple of times before I was enmeshed in the story itself and stopped noticing.
 

pontalba

Well-Known Member
Blindsided-I decided to dig in as well on #2. The beginning wasn't so dreadful as the first one, and it alluded to it quite a bit. I'm to the part where
a contract has been put on Lisbeth.
I hope to get a lot of reading done tonight, reserving judgment on this book for a later time.

So, what is the final verdict? Yay or Nay?
 

Zhizara

Member
I've read the first two books and enjoyed them both equally and immensely. I'm still waiting for the 3rd to be available in paperback. I hadn't learned until recently that he had died. Such a shame, no more stories.:sad:
 

Bobbyking

New Member
I read the three novels - fantastic! :)

I did a little research about Steig Larsson and some believe that his deceased is not natural because of the nature of his books - exposing a scary crime in that country. Whether it is true or not, I also felt sad (and angry) about how woman are abused. Two of my daughters read it - they love it too and eye opener for them as well.
 

beer good

Well-Known Member
I read the three novels - fantastic! :)

I did a little research about Steig Larsson and some believe that his deceased is not natural because of the nature of his books - exposing a scary crime in that country.

Speaking as someone who lives in "that country", that's ridiculous. Larsson's life was occasionally threatened, true, but for his journalism rather than for a work of fiction that hadn't even been published when he died. And neo-nazis - the people he was going after in real life - don't typically go to the trouble of faking heart attacks.

That said, I love a good conspiracy theory, so where did you read it?
 
'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' was entertaining, but I haven't read the others. Books about newspapers don't interest me: they're often written by journalists who always find their own occupation incredibly fascinating and feel the need for self-glorifying masturbation on the subject.

As said, it was entertaining, but it wasn't THAT good, it wasn't The Name of the Rose. I'm reaching the stage at which I think most of the public, and a good portion of the reading public, might actually be half-wits, for whom any book is worth hyping up, as if they're astonished anyone can write a book.

Perhaps I'm just becoming cynical.
 
Plus, there is the problem of the tattooed girl of the title. She isn't amazing. Smila Jaspersen is better.

But that's just my opinion.
 
'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' was entertaining, but I haven't read the others. Books about newspapers don't interest me: they're often written by journalists who always find their own occupation incredibly fascinating and feel the need for self-glorifying masturbation on the subject.

As said, it was entertaining, but it wasn't THAT good, it wasn't The Name of the Rose. I'm reaching the stage at which I think most of the public, and a good portion of the reading public, might actually be half-wits, for whom any book is worth hyping up, as if they're astonished anyone can write a book.

Perhaps I'm just becoming cynical.

Thank you, I love being called a "half-wit" first thing in the morning. So...you didn't care for the books, that makes me stupid?:confused::confused::confused:
 

anu

Member
I have read Girl with the Dragon Tatoo and Girl who kicked the Hornet's Nest. Somehow I missed the second book of the series, and this costed me a few pages of Hornet nest, when I felt lost on missing some cues. However, by the end of the book, all the mysteries that were presumably left unsolved in the second were sorted out and I did not feel like reading the second part.

I found the first book much better than the third one. Though, the story took quite some time to develop, once I started reading it, I just could not stop. The book was addictive and I liked the little surprise at the climax.

However, I was surprised to find a murder mystery of first book being transformed into the tortuous journey of a queer girl in the third. Blomkvist as the protagonist and Salander as the sidekick was much better, rather than the reverse roles they play in the third book.
 

Flintlock Bill

New Member
'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' was entertaining, but I haven't read the others. Books about newspapers don't interest me: they're often written by journalists who always find their own occupation incredibly fascinating and feel the need for self-glorifying masturbation on the subject.

As said, it was entertaining, but it wasn't THAT good, it wasn't The Name of the Rose. I'm reaching the stage at which I think most of the public, and a good portion of the reading public, might actually be half-wits, for whom any book is worth hyping up, as if they're astonished anyone can write a book.

Perhaps I'm just becoming cynical.

Arr, I be having a Masters degree, so I be thinkin' I ain't no half-wit and I liked that book . . . arr. Maybe I be thinkin' I should shiver your timbers!!!!

Having said that, I only liked the book, not loved it, and it was a bit over-hyped.
 
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