Saturday, September 25, 2010

Millenium Triology

I JUST closed the last page of the Millenium triology.

Wow, I read "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" out of curiousity, because while I lived in Sweden, these were very popular movies.

That book was good, the movie was good, so I moved onto "The Girl Who Played with Fire". THAT was great, and the movie was great.

So accordingly I went to Hastings and bought "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest". Also, excellent.

That movie isn't available in the US yet, so I either have order a version (and struggle without subtitles) or wait until I move back to Sweden. Either way, I cannot wait!

These books and movies are really great, and the movies are great as well, so long as you don't hate reading subtitles. But hey, you get to listen to Swedish, and it's beautiful. ;) And Swedish people do it all the time when shows are American or from another country.

Fact: On Swedish television and movies, they never dub voices, unless it's meant for children who cannot read. As a matter of fact, I really miss the Swedish subtitles at the bottom of the screen!


  1. We read these books and they are page-turners for sure! We felt complete sympathy and compassion for the main character. We have not seen any movies of them as yet. I want to see the movies but I am wimpy when it comes to violence. If it is too graphic, I will hide my eyes! Reading it was bad enough for me. Be sure to let me know what you think of the movies both Swedish and U. S. versions.

    The techno-capabilities portrayed in these books are chilling.

    One criticism we had was some of the detailed listings of daily activities. We felt it was redundant and unnecessary to the plot.

  2. Susie-The Swedish ones are GREAT! But yes, they are you might want to hold back on watching and just keep the books in your imagination, minus the violence! I do agree, some of the things written were mundane and unnecessary, and I can definitely see how it was uninteresting to somebody who is not familiar with Sweden and Swedish lifestyle. Could get a little confusing! :)

    Thank you so much for all the comments! I love that somebody out there is reading! :) You are great! I'm so lucky to have you and Sarah and her whole family in my life! What a lucky bunch of people we are, to have met!