The original Swedish title of this book is Men Who Hate Women If "You Ask Me It "ask me it this story much better than catchier but less relevant The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo because it is in fact about men doing all kinds of horrid things to women So here is the first warning to you if you don t handle violence against women and children well skip this novel It s hard to give a short synopsis of the book The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo starts off as an investigation of a 40 year old disappearance of a teenage heiress but gradually morphs into a tale of serial murder and corporate trickery spanning several continents and later takes in complicated international financial fraud and the buried evil ast of a wealthy Swedish industrial familyI found this book extremely engaging and *Full Of Action And *of action and to regret many times
I had an audio version instead of a regular aper book I also enjoyed immensely the amount details everything the How to Design Stained Glass (Dover Craft Books) publishing business twisted Swedish family corporate crime history andolitical order of Sweden etc I am guessing if you don t care to read about any of this subjects this book is not for you because it is Hex packed with this informationMy only ualm about this book a small one was the characterization The character of Mikael Blomkvist smelled of a male wish fulfillment fantasy the one where a man is adored by all women gets laid all the time and always gets lauded for his stellar bedroom skills Lisbeth Salander also felt a little shaky and I thought Asberger s decease didn t uite account for her strangeersonality I thought her antisocial behavior was inconsistent This however didn t spoil my reading experience I am eager to move on to The Girl Who Played with Fire and see what Mikael and Lisbeth are up to next After having leaped onto the bandwagon with the rest of everyone I feel a certain amount of The Royal Nanny pretentious indieride saying that I wasn t as awed by this book as everyone else apparently was Which is not to say that the book wasn t enjoyable and exciting it just didn t knock my socks off whilst simultaneously blowing my mind and rocking my world that sounds like either some great song lyrics or a very complicated sexual maneuver Let s go with the first optionSo the g WARNING This is going to be a long TED Talk because I could talk about this book all day without breathing Never Come Morning pauses and I d still not finish everything I want to say about it 4455 for this one because I couldn t convince myself to give it 5 stars no idea why thoughFull review on my Blog The Dacian She Wolf I d reckon you d bite off my hand if I laid a finger on you As Dragan Armansky felt in thatarticular moment about Lisbeth Salander I felt that about her the whole book And I must say that I liked feeling that way about her That means that she has some sort of wilderness in her Divided existence and complex society An historical approach personality that makes her so interesting not only as a character but also as aossible real life Aventuras de Hans Staden personThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo made me ascend through different stages while reading it I rarely find a book like this one to make me feel all sorts of feelings towards it from all the levels of human sensitivity in thinking If I d have to layer the stages of myrocess of reading this book Comme toi probably it would go like this1 Level 1 Confusion I was extremely confused with the beginning I think I had to read it at least five times to actually get a grip of the story in the beginning Maybe it is because I was briefly introduced in the middle of a scene with unknown characters and undiscoveredlot I don t know but I had a hard time with it anyway2 Level 2 Boredom I ve had a hard time convincing myself that this book deserves to be read because of the epic state of boredom that I encountered I spent two hours reading without stopping only to find out I ve made only 4% Sigillenmagie in der Praxis progress yes I read it on my tablet because I don t have enough finances to buy all the books I want and also survive as a student who is away from home and also likes to eat I kept asking myself what was this bug of boredom that I had and thenit hit me TOO MUCH ECONOMIC TALK As a student at the Academy of Economic Studies my interest should ve been aroused Even as I study Business Administration all the business talk should be some delicious dessert for me But NA AH I am bored enough by the countless hours of business terminology ideology and any other ology that shit implies I don t need to read about it in my spare time too But hey why not creeping some of that ish in my casual reading to keep the brain on its right track of self destruction ceterisaribus3 Level 3 Spark of interest After about 100 ages I reckon even something started working for me The mystery started to crawl at the surface so I could see and touch it and also expect and Then the author added some interesting family dirt that I absolutely love don t judge me I have a weird family too amazingly weird if I may add but still wei. Harriet Vanger a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago All these years later her aged uncle continues to seek the truth He hires Mikael Blomkvist a crusading journalist recently trapped by Rd and also some World War 2 references all these besides the actual mystery of Harriet Vagner s disappearance and also Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth possible murder I don t know what happened from that moment on but it started being good Like really good It s justyou can feel the mystery especially because the book gives you almost 01 details about theossible murder Your inner Miss Marple must be intrigued Mine was for sure 4 Level 4 Outrage and disgust Since now I haven t talked much about the eponym of the book right Well let me talk then Lisbeth Salander And the surely nauseous manner in which she was treated How do you expect anyone with at least a bit of empathy and humanity not to be OUTRAGED and DISGUSTED by the rape scenes which Lisbeth has been Cada Cabeza es un Mundo La Historia de Hector LaVoe put through It is absolutely indisputable morally wrong and socially disgraceful I am going to be very mean and very direct and I am going to ask a uestion What level ofsychical constipation do you need to "have to Fair's Fair pursue such an abominable act Yeah thoseassages made "to A Missing Hero pursue such an abominable act Yeah thoseassages made very sick And very sad Truly I felt nauseous after all But then5 Level 5 She s a f ing genius arse boss and I m here for it Lisbeth Salander is a bloody ueen and you can t make me change my mind even with an AK 47 glued on my temple She s ice cold but she s breathing fire She s the fool of the village but she s the hero of the nation She s invisible but she s not transparent The way she seems not to care about anything that may interfere with her In Cave Danger Pacific Northwest Mystery principles and also the way she cares about things but never speak them up is just so her soart of the true individual she is even though she might look unrealistic constructed You do you girl You do youThe fact that until the middle of the book Salander and Blomkvist didn t meet and also the girl with the dragon tattoo was reduced only to a few scenes made me uestion my reading choice I was on board only for Salander because she captured my interest from the first time she appeared in scene But then Pippi Longstocking and Kalle Blomkvist merged together and gave life to this fabulous Swedish detective dream team and I was down for it Talking about the characters of the book the female characters were such badass women it felt so good reading about them super businesswomen taking over multinational companies Yeah okay sign me up I couldn t feel any real connection towards the male characters however except for Mikael Blomkvist Even though he is a lousy father and husband and he has some shaky ethics in life he is definitely a good man by his nature Yes he has his own issues but who doesn t Yes he was having a not so secret love affair with his best friend and business Nothing in this book is true but It's exactly how things are the esoteric meaning of the monuments on Mars partner Erika Berger but as long as they didn t make a secret out of it andeople in their lives accepted it I can t say that it is that unishable And also
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because we are still on the topic Erika Berger I absolutely we are still on the topic Erika Berger I absolutely her She is a witty businesswoman with a lot of gut and a lot of cold blood to make decisions and to run her own world She s a strong woman who makes her own living out of her own life and enjoys it as it is never letting anyone getting to her with some second hand crapBut The most important character of all the one that I absolutely loved beyond any other character isladies and gentlemendrum rollsyes you re right Lisbeth Salander I can t tell you why I feel this way about Salander but she was my absolute favourite since the very first moment I met her The assive way that she adopted the cold feelings that she spread the taciturn nature and her absolutely killer mind just had me on board Everyone saw Salander as a victim of society but I felt that was wrong I have never had that feeling about her She always inspired me survival She was a fighter by nature and fighters always survive And this is how Salander made her way through life Also let s be honest now she has a killer T Shirt taste like seriously badass see Armageddon was yesterday today we have a serious Venus im Pelz problem and I can be a regular bitch Just try me In conclusion this book gave me such a hard time I cannot explain but it was also a really good book that I might consider as one of my ownersonal favourites Also as a side note has anyone notice how much coffee do those eople drink Or is just meAll in all eople good reading Book styled I really don t understand the critical orgasms over this book Ghost Variations pushed it on me for weeks and the minute I stepped into Borders an employee ran over and recommended it Thinking this really better be the best book I ve ever read I took it up to the checkstand where the register guy asked Did one of our employees recommend this Um yeah And too So of course I asked him why Oh he replied we ve been told to recommend it this week That should have tipped me off right there recommendations handed down by management Pfft I hesitate to suggest a conspiracy but did someone end up with too many of these in a warehouse in Duluth Did Oprah make a Libel conviction to investigate He is aided by theierced and tattooed The Necromancer Amber Lee punkrodigy Lisbeth Salander Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniuity and astonishing corruptionAn international ublishing sensation Stieg Larsson. .
Et with someone that she could ull strings and the most boring book in the world a best sellerBut I am suckered in by numerous good reviews most boring book in the world a best sellerBut I am suckered in by numerous good reviews a fairly interesting book jacket description so I buy it and take it with me on a trip camping with my family Of course it totally sucks I m kicking myself because I feel like I really should have known But the reviews ALL the reviews are absolutely ositive from generally reliable sources so I just DO NOT UNDERSTANDHere s why I don t like it I am about a third
Of The Way Into Itthe way into it literally hundreds of characters have been introduced NOT ONE of them has done anything interesting so I am finding it nearly impossible to keep them straight I am the type that will be or less satisfied reading the back of a cereal box but this is BAD I mean bad The mystery is dull The who done it is like a who cares The two rimary characters are so far not very likable at all in fact the review descriptions are interesting than the book descriptions of them I m betting Hidden Away KGI part of theroblem is the translation The Runaway presumably but god there is just some boring writing in here too He went to the store He bought milk He was cold He went home BOR RING I am not really exaggerating either Actual contentHeut on a LaTour and the Humanities pot of coffee and made himself two sandwiches He had not eaten aroper meal all day but he was strangely uninterested in food he offered the cat a Big Ideas for Little Philosophers Box Set piece of sausage and some liverwurst After drinking the coffee he took the cigarettes out of his jacketocket and opened the ackAgain I m willing to give the author the benefit of the doubt with the translating but I wouldn t have gotten out of high school writing with that kind of boring and utterly ointless description It sets the tone of lonely dude being lonely but really two sandwiches why two sausage and liverwurst fascinatingThat s really just a Old World Italian: Recipes and Secrets from Our Travels in Italy: A Cookbook page I opened to randomly there is much worse I am truly bitterly resentful of every minute I am stuck on the side of this mountain without a good book to read I m ready to browse the mini mart down the way and read the real estate magazines instead Why have all the reviewers and steered me SO WRONGI am not trying to insult anyone s taste solease don t get mad about my opinion But if you love this book Offshore please tell me WHY What am I missing Swedisheople are nuts I realize that s a bit of a broad generalization and it sounds a bit rude but I don t care Because often than not I m nuts tooI was born and raised in Minnesota and if you know our state history you re already aware that we were Five Brave Explorers predominantly settled andopulated by Swedish and Norwegian immigrants So not only are many Minnesota residents of Scandinavian descent myself included a lot of our uirky mannerisms and even our accents are commonly attributed to this influence I attended a Swedish Lutheran college which attracted a lot of Swedish exchange students And one of my oldest and dearest friends is an American by birth but was raised in Sweden and didn t return to live full time in the US until she was 18 She s always found Minnesotans to be a very interesting form of science experiment what happens when you mix Swedish and American culture anyway Taking what I know firsthand of Minnesota culture into consideration I can only assume that Sweden aka the motherland is also a twisted Betrayal Lady Grace Mysteries place of dark dry humor Some mainstream examples that support this claim would include Fargo Drop Dead Gorgeous A Prairie Home Companion and yes even Mr Purple Rain himself who even though he s genetically a bit exotic than alain old Swede definitely displays some of the oddball but typical Minnesota traits in his own special way The The Substitute Bride The Gladiator point being the characters in this book felt oddly familiar to me uirks and all I m actually a bit surprised I loved the book as much as I did because I normally criticize authors for trying to jam too much into one story and this book had a lot going on shady business dealings corporate fraud murder religious fanaticism extramarital affairs Nazis casual sex creepyervs violence against women money laundering sexual sadism Under the KnifeWhistleblower politicalroselytizing dysfunctional family secretsAnd that s just scraping the surface Because once Larsson got into it and started digging deeper into the War for Eternity plot and revealing details my head started spinning and I had smoke coming out of my ears I wasn t expecting to be sucked in so uickly by thelot and am still reeling over the fact that this brick like book my copy has nearly 600 What Makes a Marriage Last pages went as uickly as it did I just reserved the seuel from the library and am also excited at therospects of a third I m also sad that Mr Larsson assed away What a talented author not many could tie so much crazy shit into one story and still have it make sense AND be entertaining Although I think whoever decided to change the title when they released this book in English is nuts too The original Swedish title Men Who Hate Women is much fitting. ’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery family saga love story and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novelAlternate Cover Edition ISBN 0307269752 ISBN13 9780307269751.