February 2012

Having pushed away the hype concerning this trilogy, mostly because I am not really a fan of the crime genre, I have actually red it now. I am probably the last one in the world having done that. I saw the two first parts of the swedish movie adaptations, but not that third one. Not really liking the cast foremost. But, when I red that David Fincher would be doing an american version of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” I was keen to see how he grasped the storyline and who he would cast in the main character roles. To me the american version was much much better with a brilliant Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander. Thus, I felt an urge to actually read the books after having seen Fincher’s version. And after having gone through”The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest” I am of the strong opinion that the only part that really holds up is “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. Great story with interesting characters based on a cliffhanger structure. The other parts are hardly that intriguing or for that matter very well written. Just very average crime stories. He kind of wrecks the characters as well. I reckon “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest” has such a transport stretch into nothingness it’s almost a stand alone achievement from Stig Larsson. So, I can’t really understand the hype concerning this trilogy. We’ll see if we get to see more of Rooney Mara as Salander. That I hope for.



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