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I just finished the third book of the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson at around 2am Thursday night.  The Millennium Trilogy consist of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo“, “The Girl Who Played With Fire“, and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest“.  The contemporary crime-thrillers originally published in Sweden in 2005-2007 were translated into English and became international hits.

I started reading the first book by chance since I wanted to try out the new Nook I brought back from the US.  I’m glad that I had the Nook because it would be frustrating if I have to find the other two books in English here.  As soon as I finished the first, I just bought the next one online immediately.  It was very good, although no literary masterpieces, the stories are gripping and kept me guessing.  The first story is self-contained while the second and third book told one long story.  The characters are well drawn and I liked the detailed geographic locations the books provide throughout.  Now I feel like visiting Stockholm just to see where the characters lived – well, I checked out the addresses on Google Earth anyway.

The first book “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” was originally named in Swedish “Män som hatar kvinnor” (Men who hate Women) while the third book was named “Luftslottet som sprängdes” (The Air Castle Which Exploded).  The title of the second book is faithfully translated.  All three had been made into movies and are also appearing as a TV series.   I would be interested in seeing them albeit in Swedish with subtitles.  Here is the trailer and poster for the first movie.  More trailers tomorrow.


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  1. Chris! I just watched it on netflix (streaming) and loved it :o) I hope the American version won’t ruin it… Am excited to read the books now. When you had posted this entry on facebook earlier, I didn’t get to read through, mostly because of the sci-fi title of the “The Millennium Trilogy” (although, I find that I do quite enjoy sci-fi, but only after friends recommend certain works)… Thanks!

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