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These are the book covers for UK’s release of the Millennium Trilogy.  The book covers in yesterday’s post are used in the US editions. I prefer the US covers.

The author of the Millennium Trilogy died in 2004 several months after he submitted the trilogy to his publisher and before the first book was published.  He was only 50, too bad that he never realized he was the second best-selling author in the world in 2008.  He was a journalist-writer who started a foundation to counter the extreme right wing and racist organizations – that experience is put to good use to set the scene in the books.

Apparently, he had a plan for a series of 10 books and a 4th book was half finished when he died.  His longtime girlfriend wanted to finish it in a way he would have.  Since they were not married, she has no right to the books and the author’s father is blocking her from doing so.  I suspect that there is a lot of money involved given the success of the trilogy.  I will buy a copy of the 4th.  Although the movies had already been made in Swedish, I would not be surprised if Hollywood wants to remake them in English.

Here are some more trailers I found on Youtube.

US theatrical trailer for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

UK Trailer for The Girl Who Played  With Fire

Swedish Trailer for The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Poster for The Girl Who Played  With Fire



  1. I really liked the first book best. The second book was interesting because it told us more about Lisbeth as a person, but in terms of story and plot, it was not as good as the first one.

    I’m still working on finishing the third book…

    The move – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I didn’t like so much. It was ok, but, the book is definetely better.

  2. agreed that the us covers are more aesthetically pleasing :o)

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