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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

june-casagrande's picture
 Below is the first page of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest." Below that is the same page with the copyedits and queries I would have made had it been my job to do so. Below that is a sample rewrite. The edits are similar to what I do to some of the feature articles...
june-casagrande's picture
  I'm reading Stieg Larsson's "The Girl Who Played with Fire," though I don't know why. It's the second in a trilogy, after "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." The prose in "Dragon" was pretty bad. But the story was fast-paced enough to distract me from the writing....
len-boswell's picture
I have a host of favorite detectives, but let me mention just two. The first is Lisbeth Salander, of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, one of the most interesting characters to come along in a long time. Some may quibble and call her a “researcher,” but to me she is very much a modern day sleuth,...
kevin-arnold's picture
Stieg Larsson’s early death is a great loss, sadder still as the then-unpublished trilogy he left behind is sweeping the globe.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...
christopher-meeks's picture
I’ve been feeling like Woody Allen in one of his early movies where he’s sitting among dour people on a stopped train, and he looks over and sees another train with happy, laughing people. For me, the other train is filled with people reading and loving the book, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by...
lauren-john's picture
If you are planning a book discussion of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,  the Swedish noir, "closed room... or in this case, closed island" mystery by Stiegg Larsson, this blog entry is for you. It will save you hundreds of dollars in book group leader fees (the going rate now in SF for...