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Heh I have read it on Kindle Reader - it's my first e-book

Post Number:#31 by Prometheus
» 20 Nov 2010, 18:36

Well that was new experience. Do you guys think ebook readers will win over paper books?

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Great directory of ebooks.
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Post Number:#32 by Mynxe L. Silles
» 21 Nov 2010, 12:08

Hard to say, Prometheus. I think E-books are taking off. I hope for the environment's sake they do get more and more popular. But I have to admit, I do like to hold a copy of my favorite books in my hand, if you know what I mean. :)
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Post Number:#33 by Hutrakous
» 30 Apr 2011, 15:16

Nice man!
Will try to read this book..
Thanks!
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Dragon Tat

Post Number:#34 by Evapohler
» 04 May 2011, 12:51

Most of the members of my book club loved this thriller. I certainly couldn't put it down. But when I look back over the story, I find it reads too much like a male fantasy, kind of the opposite of romance fiction for women. We have a man who is able to attract a young and beautiful, albeit neurotic, woman whom no other man has successfully engaged. This same man solves an old family mystery that no one else can solve. He writes a story that immediately puts every other journalist to shame. And he is desired by all the women with whom he comes into contact, and these women do not expect commitment--they are merely grateful for the opportunity to share his bed. What a man you are, Mikael Blomkvist!

I recommend the novel with some reservations.
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Re: Dragon Tat

Post Number:#35 by Fran
» 04 May 2011, 14:21

Evapohler wrote:Most of the members of my book club loved this thriller. I certainly couldn't put it down. But when I look back over the story, I find it reads too much like a male fantasy, kind of the opposite of romance fiction for women. We have a man who is able to attract a young and beautiful, albeit neurotic, woman whom no other man has successfully engaged. This same man solves an old family mystery that no one else can solve. He writes a story that immediately puts every other journalist to shame. And he is desired by all the women with whom he comes into contact, and these women do not expect commitment--they are merely grateful for the opportunity to share his bed. What a man you are, Mikael Blomkvist!

I recommend the novel with some reservations.


Interesting point but I don't think the female characters were particularly interested in commitment either ... one was happily, if unconventionally, married if I remember right & Lisbeth certainly wasn't into the conventional 'happy ever after'.
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And catch the heart off guard and blow it open

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Post Number:#36 by Evapohler
» 05 May 2011, 19:54

That's what I mean. Those women were created by a man. How convenient that few of them want commitment--the one who does pulls away before things get too sticky.
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Post Number:#37 by Sprhnjatus
» 07 May 2011, 15:10

national geographic online version of new book just for you for free!
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Post Number:#38 by Maud Fitch
» 07 May 2011, 20:46

Sprhnjatus wrote:national geographic online version of new book just for you for free!


Public libraries have books and eBooks for free, too.
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Post Number:#39 by MaxDaniel
» 14 Jul 2011, 00:24

Book is good. I like the concept. I think it is one of the best book of the writer.
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Post Number:#40 by Pingugirl
» 15 Jul 2011, 09:04

Loved this book. Only got round to reading this after I'd seen the film (which is not half bad either, if you watch the original, subtitled version i.e. not dubbed.....god, never dubbed!)

I agree with the general consensus: slow to start, redeems itself hugely when things take off. Salander rocks & the second one's even better!

Haven't got round to the third yet - it's on the long list of things to read! Looking forward to it though :)
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Re: Dragon Tat

Post Number:#41 by CuppaTea
» 23 Jul 2011, 11:24

Evapohler wrote:... I find it reads too much like a male fantasy, kind of the opposite of romance fiction for women. We have a man who is able to attract a young and beautiful, albeit neurotic, woman whom no other man has successfully engaged. This same man solves an old family mystery that no one else can solve. He writes a story that immediately puts every other journalist to shame. And he is desired by all the women with whom he comes into contact, and these women do not expect commitment--they are merely grateful for the opportunity to share his bed. What a man you are, Mikael Blomkvist!

I recommend the novel with some reservations.


He is my favorite character. Has there ever been another man in literature to do so much cleaning and sweeping around the cabin? :wink: He was always the one to cook breakfast. All the way to the end of the trilogy, I wondered if a love interest would ever cook for him!
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Post Number:#42 by Adamsmith1979
» 26 Jul 2011, 11:04

the girl with the dragon tatoo is a great book.
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Loved it

Post Number:#43 by Davinci
» 25 Aug 2011, 17:55

I hated the part where she gets implants... I love reading about Sweden and thriller. I`m glad she got away but would have loved a relationship beween Lisbet and Blomkvist. The world is violent, this book reflects it. Sweden too. Can`t wait to read the last one.
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Post Number:#44 by Timpane
» 17 Sep 2011, 05:35

I discovered it a little tedious and yes, too numerous Vangers almost ruined the broth. However in the end it was worth it to me, and the doing well publications more than worth it.

-- Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:44 am --

I discovered it a little tedious and yes, too numerous Vangers almost ruined the broth. However in the end it was worth it to me, and the doing well publications more than worth it.
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Re: Discussion of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Post Number:#45 by slpeters2009
» 14 Dec 2011, 13:41

Difficult to follow at first; seemingly "technical" in the politics...I kept reading, became addicted---the trilogy was superb! Lisbeth was to me like Jason Bourne. I am eagerly await the movie release this 12/21/11. I believe the character choices to be ideal.
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