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J. Dvorak

You are really hitting on all cylinders with your reviews--keep it up!

minstrel hussain boy

i really enjoyed the book series. they kept the reality of sitting in airport lounges and stuff at bay for a good long time.

yeah, they weren't great literature, and yeah, the pipe laying expositions did get a bit tedious, but, still, i enjoyed it.

a lot of times when i like a book i try to avoid movies of it. especially novels, there isn't enough time to cram most novels into movie format.

i thought this one was damned good. the visuals, the use of sweden in winter as a character that drives action was brilliant.

i want to be lisbeth salander if i ever grow up.


i have the indecisive whim whams / i gave up going to movies many years ago / i prefer listening to unabridged audio books / therefore i have read all three of the Swedish trilogy and have listened to all three two times each / they are beautifully read by Simon Vance

i have come to know the characters so well in my mind and in my minds eye that presented with the idea of seeing the film .... oh gosh ... how to explain me to me ?

it is playing now in my remote desert town / i cant make up my mind whether to see it or not / your review, Lance, is compelling me / what shall i do ? toss a coin ?


Lance Mannion

Katherine, it's a good movie and obviously I'm ready to found a chapter of the Rooney Mara fan club, but I think it's a good rule to never let a movie ruin a book you love.


oh, Lance, thank you thank you thank you / i decided not to go with daughter and tonight / she didnt listen to the audio book because it was "too complicated" / someone told her it was violent / she may be in for a shock

maybe someday i will get the DVD and see it quietly at home / i admit i am curious to see Rooney Mara's portrayal of a truly fascinating character / i loved Salander / book three was super / have you read all three ?

there's nothing like sitting in a theatre full of strangers to ruin a favorite book / i appreciate your reminder

Rob Hill

Just saw Dragon Tattoo today. How can anyone resist a movie that makes research look so bleedin' sexy?

I'm on the same page as you. The actors and the director (and composers) all did a heroic job, and Rooney Mara will launch a legion of crushes, but I was disappointed in the actual mystery itself. I haven't read the novel so I don't know if the problem lies in the source material or the interpretation, but my reaction to the "revelation" was a deflated "that's it?" As if wrapping up the mystery was a hasty afterthought.

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