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Mar.31.2012
  photo: Noomi Rapace, about to terrify.  From rogerebert.com.   Overall this second film of the series was better than the very good first film, which makes sense, as the second novel in the series was superior to the first.  I suspect that the American version of the second...
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Mar.15.2012
Photo: poster for the Swedish movie, from its Wikipedia page     Rented the Swedish version, the original, of course, and figured I would share my thoughts about it, as compared to David Fincher's American film.  Feel free to agree, or disagree.  And please read my write-up...
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Jan.17.2012
  Photo: Cover of the Swedish first edition, on its Wikipedia page A pretty good read, not as good as the first two; it pales in comparison, especially, to the second one because of ...Played with Fire's intensity at the end.  There's not much intensity in the last one here. ...
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Jan.14.2012
    Photo:  First edition front cover of the Swedish book, from its Wikipedia site   Second book of the deceased author's Millenium trilogy, in many ways superior to the first.  It continues the trend of bucking the solid rules of publishing--jumping between even more 3rd...
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Jan.11.2012
  Photo: Movie poster, from its Wikipedia page.   Very visually appealing, fast-paced, intelligent, fun and styled film that stretches the limits of Conan Doyle's character--but not as far as you'd think.  You'd have to read the stories to appreciate this, but Basil Rathbone's...
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Dec.29.2011
Photo: Rooney Mara, from her Wikipedia page.  She and Lisbeth Salander couldn't look more different.  I mean that in a good way, for both.   The blog for the book will come soon.  Just finished it.   But first the movie.   The movie was a must-see on many levels: the...
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Dec.15.2011
  For those of you interested in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, here are links to my interview with Dr. Chris Blazina for his radio show The Secret Life of Men.We discuss the psychology of the character of Lisbeth Salander and raise some of the issues addressed in the book The...
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Dec.09.2011
This blog post is an excerpt from a chapter in the anthology titled The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, published by BenBella Books. Lisbeth Salander is a captivating protagonist. Her appearance and demeanor lead us-and the characters in her world-to make assumptions about her...
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May.12.2010
Stieg Larsson’s early death is a great loss, sadder still as the then-unpublished trilogy he left behind is sweeping the globe.  The Swedish title of the first novel, released in America as Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was Men who Hate Women. That, and the quotes that he puts in his Part Separators...
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Mar.30.2010
The Swedish title of Part I in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy was “Men Who Hate Women.” Which only goes to show that you can write a huge international bestseller and not have a clue as to why people really would read your book. Larsson’s U.K. publisher changed the title to “The Girl With the...