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Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

by Christine Autrand Mitchell



I am a literary fiction fan, both as a reader and as a writer, but I needed a break. Something in the universe led me to Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. I am so grateful for it. As a teenager I read through the Agatha Christie books but pretty much abandoned mystery/thrillers since then, other than film.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



There’s something about the people of Scandinavia. Between the sleep deprivation of the summer days with no night and the cabin fever of the long, dark winters, they seem to be very depressed and depressing. The films of Ingmar Bergman and the plays of Ibsen and Strindberg are not known as jolly romps. The life of Stieg Larsson was not cheery (raised by grandparents in northern Sweden because his parents had to leave him to find work in Stockholm, targeted for death threats because of his anti-neo-Nazi crusading, and dead at 50 before his books could be published), and his books push relentlessly into dark territory.

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by Jacob Alvarado



If you want to see a movie with murder, mystery, and an extremely smart Goth girl, than this movie is right for you. This movie is the first of the Swedish trilogy based on Stieg Larsson’s amazing books. Now the film is in Swedish so I hope you don’t mind subtitles. Another thing is that this movie is rated R and has a very violent rape scene, so watch with caution and this film is not recommended for young children.

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