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Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson
« on: February 02, 2012, 01:56:34 PM »
resisted this for a long time but have just read all three and could not put them down.  Utterly brilliant!

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Re: Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 06:13:40 PM »
Agree wholeheartedly Jan

I read the three in one go. An absolutely brilliant read.


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Re: Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 06:18:58 PM »
Jan,

These are brilliantly translated and were probably my best fiction reads of 2011. Yes, they are graphic but so clever. I think for the benefit of other members, we should point out that we are talking about:

The girl with the Dragon Tattoo
ISBN-10: 1847245455
ISBN-13: 978-1847245458

The Girl Who Played with Fire
ISBN-10: 1906694184
ISBN-13: 978-1906694180

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
ISBN-10: 1849162743
ISBN-13: 978-1849162746

All by Stig Larsson

They have all been made into films in Swedish with English subtitles. I've seen them all and they were very good. I am looking forward to see how the recent remake of the first book pans out.

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Re: Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 06:37:43 PM »
Brilliant - very readable - in fact I read them twice as I was so engaged by the characters.  Would recomend to anyone and have done to almost everyone I know.  Such a pity there will be no more as Mr Larsson told a gripping tale.  The Hollywood film version is currently showing at the cinema in Corfu town.

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Re: Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 07:18:34 PM »
Still haven't got around to them, my son and daughter in law saw girl with the dragon tattoo film recently and said it was brilliant, looks like I'm gonna have to get em. X
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Re: Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 07:31:03 PM »
Fabulous books and such a shame that he died as I am certain that he would have written more terrific reads.

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Re: Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 03:40:33 AM »
So glad you enjoyed them Jan (she borrowed them from me!).   If anyone else who lives in Corfu would like to borrow them, you are most welcome, just send me a private message.

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Re: Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 08:52:30 AM »
Absoloutely loved these books... just could not put them down. I have resisted going to the cinema to watch the films as I feel that the film can never be as good as the book ( in my opinion).

Interestingly, there is rumoured to be a 4th book... the draft of which is held by Steig Larsson`s life partner... google it.
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Re: Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 05:12:30 PM »
Have now seen the film and for what it is worth, in my opinion, I thought it was a really good adaptation of the book.  Loved the Trent Rezner version of Led Zepplin's Imigrant Song as the intro music - for me it set the dark tone of the story, and Rooney Mara was just so right.

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Re: Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2012, 03:18:29 PM »
Just finishing the girl who kicked the hornets nest brilliant read

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Re: Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2012, 05:22:05 PM »
Shall I tell you how it ends..... ;D :-X
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Re: Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2012, 05:41:54 PM »
We too saw the film recently. Bob thought it was great. I thought the book was far more tense and gripping than the film. Still a good film though - maybe much more so if you haven't read the book first!
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