The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Giveaway

By December 14th, 2011 245 Comments

There’s only one more week until Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara hit the big screens in David Fincher’s new film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and I don’t know about you readers, but we can hardly wait to see it. What with H&M’s new movie-inspired clothing line launch, and all of the coverage leading up to the movie, we can’t stop talking about Lisbeth at Smart Pop, and we figure she’s probably on your radars too. In anticipation of the movie launch, and in celebration of our recent release, The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, we’re holding a Dragon Tattoo giveaway.

 

One grand prize winner will get . . .

Two runner ups will each win . . .

  • A $25 Fandango giftcard
  • A copy of The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Seven other entrants will win . . .

  • A copy of The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

To enter to win all you have to do is tell us in the comments what your favorite Millennium Trilogy book (or movie) is—and “I don’t have a favorite” counts as a legitimate entry! Just be sure to leave your comment by midnight on December 28, CST (U.S. and Canadian entries only). Good luck all, and we’ll see you at the movies on the twenty-first!

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  1. Jessi

    I did love them all, but the up-yours to The Man in the third book was a nice finale. I also was blown away by the original movies, especially by the character who played Liz so realistically.

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    • Nancy McCoy

      I was prepared to NOT like the English-language remake but I loved it. I loved the subway scene where Lizbeth really kicked that guy’s a** for stealing her laptop. In the original Swedish version, Lizbeth took most of the beating but in the English version she was victorious. I wasn’t sure about Rooney Mara playing Lizbeth but she was outstanding.

      I saw all three Swedish language versions and didn’t know how they could be outdone, but I think I liked the English version better. One thing puzzles me (spoiler), since I didn’t read the book I don’t know if the English version or the Swedish version told the end of Harriet’s story according to the book version. Can anyone tell me – just say English or Swedish so we don’t spoil it for anyone else.

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      • phoenix

        Neither. The book ending was different from both, but the English version is much closer except for the Australian connection.

        Overwhelmingly, I preferred the English version – far more detail, truer to the book, Mara was more believable, and the lushness of the film far superior. The Swedish version – while telling the story – seemed like a TV CSI pilot or something.

      • Steve Stain

        The American film did not – I don’t recall whether or not the Swedish film did or not.

      • MELISSA LOUISE

        Swedish was accurate, hollywood ruined the harriet discovery

      • David

        neither was exactly like the book… It has been a while since I saw the Swedish film so I can’t exactly remember how that was handled in the Swedish film.

      • Ronni

        The Sweedish version ended the way it did in the book. But I have to say, I didn’t think I would, but I liked the English movie better. It was really fantastic (except Blomkist was a bit too sexy) and Lisbeth was phenomenal. Definitely an oscar-winning performance.

      • Taylor

        Didn’t see the Swedish version but the American version wasn’t like end ending of the book, but I loved it anyway. I don’t think it would have translated well in film, or at least for the American version.

      • Mark Coonan

        “I loved the subway scene where Lizbeth really kicked that guy’s a** for stealing her laptop. In the original Swedish version, Lizbeth took most of the beating but in the English version she was victorious.”

        I was under the impression he broke the laptop, but didn’t get it away from her? Anyhow, I’ve yet to see the English-language version of the film, but it sounds like Hollywood may have (in typical fashion) ruined the story by making Lizbeth too completely invincible too early in the plot.

    • Corey Holly

      Right on! I loved Noomi Rapace’s Lisbeth! She rocked!

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    • Amber

      Noomi Rapace is my hero! She got sooo into character (real piercings and all).

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  2. Alexandra

    All of the books were amazing but I have to say that my favorite had to have been the first one. The characters were introduced so well that I immediately felt as if I had known them my whole life. Also, the mysteriousness of Blomkvist having to suspect everyone was compelling. The characters were all fascinating and the villains were twisted. The plot blew me away and the ending was realistic and made me rush out to buy the next book. It became a favorite fast.

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  3. Tina

    I loved all three books but I would have to go with the first. After reading the first few lines, I thought I was not going to like it at all, and then Lisbeth Salander appeared and blew me away!

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  4. Alexei

    In terms of devotion to realism I appreciated the first novel far more than the others. Salander’s fantastical abilities and her historical context had been hinted at but not so thoroughly revealed. As such it felt easier to relate to her, and to the story in general. As the novels progressed I felt more alienated, more simply entertained, by the fiction.

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  5. Laura

    I liked all three books but particularly liked book one and book three. The Swedish movies were really good (liked movie one the best) but I watched them before I finished the books so was confused by some of Lisbeth’s actions. I thought the Swedish movies kept really close to the books which I like. Several times I was tempted to put the books down because of how mistreated Lisbeth was by her father, Swedish justice system, her second guardian, etc. but was amazed that she was able to rise above it.

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  6. Carla

    I’ve only read the first book so far, so it is my favorite. I plan on reading the other two over the holidays.

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  7. Catrina

    I loved all of the books but I kinda preferred the second book. That book had me wondering what’s going on and I felt like trying to solve the mystery – figuring out how Mikael and Lisbeth’s story lines are connected. Basically, the second book also delves into Lisbeth’s history and it really interests me how there are more layers that needed to be peeled in order to know more about Lisbeth. She is such an awesome, complicated, and inspiring character.

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    • phoenix

      Agreed. I loved the second book as it is mostly about Lisbeth.

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    • MELISSA LOUISE

      the second book was also my favorite! i am not sue to which i am more partial to tho film wise

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  8. Lana

    In the process of reading the series. So far, so good.

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  9. Dorv

    Watching the US remake last night was my first experience, and I’m hooked.

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  10. Kellie

    The 2nd book is my favorite. :)

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  11. Bella@BeguileThySorrow

    I don’t yet have a favorite b/c so far Ive only read book 1. I’m dying to see the movie! My friend and I read the book together this month and planned it so that we can see the movie together when she comes into town this week for Christmas break:D

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  12. Nicole

    I can’t wait to see this movie so that I can compare it to the book and the Swedish movies. The trailers look awesome! :D

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  13. Jennifer

    I don’t have a favorite.

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  14. Martha

    I just finished the first book, so that’s my favorite so far. Looking forward to reading the other 2.

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  15. Donald

    I don’t have a favorite book as I haven’t read any yet, but my favorite movie out of all of them is the new one and after seeing it I now want to read the books and know more about Lisbeth Salander!

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  16. Bailey

    I thought all three books and Swedish movies were fantastic. However, my favorite book is actually a tie between the first one and the third one. The first one was all about the mystery between Harriet Vanger, but the third one had all the drama with Salander’s father. I enjoyed them both.

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  17. Karla Cruz

    I don’t have a favorite. But what I do find compelling is Lisbeth’s character; every woman can identify with her sense of injustice, but not every woman can go after justice in her manner and we all wish we had the guts to do so. I know I couldn’t, but just having a fictional character live out a fantasy is worth it!

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  18. Leslie

    I absolutely adored all the books. I really enjoyed “the girl with the dragon tattoo” the most though. I also loved the swedish movies. Noomi Rapace did a really great job portraying the way i felt Lisbeth would be. I just saw the remake with Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig. I really liked it as well. I really did prefer Daniel Craig as Blomkvist.

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  19. Roxanne

    I can’t pick a favorite..but if I had to it’d be Dragon Tattoo. Each book is simply amazing.

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  20. Ashley Dionne

    “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is my favorite book and movie because there’s nothing quite like experiencing the world through Lisbeth’s eyes for the first time.
    Everything she goes through and the strength with which she reacts to it…amazing, inspiring.

    I love it.

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  21. Sara Hoffman

    Out of all three books, i believed the first one was the best. The 2nd and third one were good, but i fell in love with the character of Lisbeth when i read the first book. The character is an inspiration to anyone who reads the books, to be an individual, don’t follow the masses. Lisbeth is not the dainty damsel in distress, she’s her own person, she’s sharp as a whip and she kicks butt. She’s my favorite character from the series,my only wish is that there were more books, because i don’t think her story should end just like that.

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  22. Susan Christenson

    I read the series last summer. I would have to say the Dragon Tattoo is my favorite. I believe the last book left the door open for a forth book, but that can never happen.
    I am looking forward to seeing the movie with a bit of trepidation. If the movie stays with the book it should be good.

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  23. Naomi

    I loved the ENTIRE trilogy! But, I think the first book tied things up a bit neater than the other books. It just felt more like it could stand on its own than the other two, which is often the case in novel sets. Also, nothing can compare to the feeling of meeting Lisbeth for the first time. Her plot against her cruel “caretaker” damn refreshing.

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  24. kevin kavana

    Loved all three books… thought that the movie was just as good as the book… How could anyone not love Lisbeth ?

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  25. Stephanie

    I loved all of the books but I continuously find myself flipping back to the most climactic parts of the first book.

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  26. Rebecca

    I loved the books, and I had trouble putting them down! I think I finished reading all three within a week. The first book may be my favorite, but the third was an equally thrilling page-turner. After watching the Swedish films, as well as the latest film, I’m happy to say that I enjoyed all of them.

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  27. Nicole

    The entire series is amazing, so it’s difficult to choose just one. Especially if you read them back-to-back like I did and it feels like one giant book! But I think I may go with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo as my favorite. How can you resist that introduction to Lisbeth? (o:

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  28. Diane H Rosser

    All three books were excellent! I expecially enjoyed the second one. I’ve watched the original Swedish versions (over and over) and just saw the U.S. version Wed. NOTHING could top the Swedish versions but the U.S. version on it’s own was awesome. A little different but definitely a winner. Glad I saw it.

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  29. Chris

    I love all three books, but the first book is my favorite, because the mystery (the closed island, the mailed flower, etc…) is exceptional.

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  30. Eli

    My favorite is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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  31. Jim

    I liked all three books, I have seen all three of the Swedish movies and the new one. I would have to say that I liked the last book the best and also have loved all of the movies

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  32. Susan

    I loved the first book and am re-reading it before the movie comes out!!

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  33. Vincent

    My favorite of the three books is The Girl Who Played With Fire,
    It is in this book that Lisbeth, who is a very mysterious character in the first book, is identified and examined further, in the way that she lived before. Her life in the institute, her life with her family, looking into her past helps explain her withdrawn character.

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  34. Jane

    I looooved The Girl Who Played With Fire. I am still in the middle of finishing the The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest and I can’t get enough of it! I love all the details and awesome background of Lisbeth and her relationship with Blomkvist.

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  35. Cindy

    I loved the books, enjoyed the Swedish
    films and am now beyond excited to see the American movie, some of the trailers have scenes I saw in my mind when reading the books!! Thank you

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  36. Ellie

    I loved the third one the best. Lisbeth is my inspiration everyday now when I look in the mirror. WWLD! What would Lisbeth do?

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  37. GG

    I loved the whole trilogy that it is hard to chose between them. I also saw all the Swedish films and the U.S. remake and I have got to say that I enjoyed the Swedish films a whole lot more than the U.S. Noomi Rapace definitely kicks butt as Lisbeth and it is pretty hard to imagine someone else playing the role that she did.

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  38. SamO

    I love this strong, independent and fearless character. She embodies a part of all woman.

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  39. Jaime C

    I love the first book the best! :D

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  40. Sarah

    My favorite was the Girl Who Played with Fire becuase you learn a lot about Lisbeth history so you understand her better.

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  41. Esta Greer

    Read all three books (in German) and loved all!! Also watched all three movies (in Swedish). Will definitely see the American version just because I’m a big fan :)

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  42. Stephanie Melonas

    I think the book (and trilogy) is wonderfully written as a piece of suspense and have been interested in seeing the movie. However, I did see the 2009 (UK/Swedish?) version and have to say THAT was EXCELLENT. I cannot imagine this one being any better !

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  43. Molly Farber

    I’m in the middle of the third book, but so far, The Girl Who Played With Fire is my favorite. They’re all so intense! The new ‘Dragon Tattoo’ was great. Rooney is fab.

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  44. nocnalem

    the first book will always be my favorite as it introduced me to lisbeth. i remember finishing the book and immediately ordering the next two…and changing my facebook status to “when i grow up, i want to be lisbeth salander”…and i’m 46 years old :-) i love the book for being one of the few in recent memory that had a strong, independent female character who wasnt there in service to the main male character. brilliant.

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  45. Zunak Hussain

    To me, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was my ultimate favorite book of the trilogy. Although reading the other two, in my opinion, really enhanced and completely and answered several plot lines, the first one captures the characters and personalities of Lisbeth and Mikael the most!

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  46. JRock!

    I love reading this book. In the USA, the snow is starting to fall and it’s easy to imagine beautiful winter full of both the unquestionably gorgeous and the most sinister.

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  47. Ariel Stone

    So far, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is my favorite until I read the next two books, at least. The plot is incredible, and Lisbeth is just one fantastic anti-heroine for an protagonist, let alone the fact, I heard it’s revealed later than she has Asperger’s Syndrome, which doesn’t seem too surprising. The characters are incredible, and so is the story and the details of the things that happen. The fact that Lisbeth gets raped by her trustee, and then has revenge on him by raping him with a dildo, and tattooing his belly was completely badass, especially of how she does it, let alone she has no mercy on any criminal she looks down upon. Indeed, she is an adult Pippi Lockstocking.

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  48. Ashley

    Definitely the first book, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I loved how the characters were introduced and the tangled dark web of the Vanger family! Also enjoyed the tension and developing relationship between Lisbeth and Mikael.

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  49. Kera Estep

    I listen to books while I edit pictures and was looking for a good book when I saw a poster of Daniel Craig with a girl who had dark hair as short as mine hanging off his leg. I was intrigued so I downloaded The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo a few weeks ago. Since then I’ve listened to all three books in succession and then backwards until this week, I went back through the first one again. Each book I thought, “this is my favorite.” Then I realized I love the first one because of the interaction between Lizbeth and Kalle. Although I heard Stieg had planned several more to follow and thought “…plays with fire” and “..hornets nest” were expertly true to character and really wish he was still with us and could continue his work.

    The books made a huge impression on me I would dream about them particularly when the plot got really thick. In “Play’s with fire” Stieg talks about her trip to Ikea and decorating etc. From a woman’s point of view I can’t believe a man wrote about a women grasping the things that play on our minds in such detail.

    I know I’m a tag a long friend and just discovered the books but now that I know the story behind his life and death, my heart grieves for Eva. I have “There are things I want you to know about Stieg Larsson and me” on order from the library. Of course “The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” will follow if I get a chance to listen to it because I just can’t get enough. Wesley Morris of Boston Globe did a movie review on December 20th and described Lizbeth as a “Doll of Danger” his article was brilliant.

    Overall I will remain enraptured by these books for life I think.

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  50. mary james

    Lizabeth is one tough cookie. Enjoyed all 3 books and have seen the European versions of the movies and anxious to see the American version.

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  51. Chelsea Katzeman

    The first book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was my favorite, which is why I’m so excited to see the movie!!!

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  52. Melissa

    My favorite was the second one, The Girl Who Played with Fire…. with the 3rd as a second close… I liked the interplay between Lisbeth and Mikael which happened more in the last 2 books… though the first one was awesome too. I just LOVED, LOVED, LOVED these books …. and the movie (English) too! I think about these characters and am sad that I will have no more to read of Blomkvist and Salander’s adventures in the future! I talk about them like they are real people!!! These books made me believe in reading good fiction again!

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  53. Kelly Childers

    I read The Girl who Played with Fire first then backed up to understand the story better. It was worth it!

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  54. Elizabeth

    The first book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo! And the movie was absolutely fantastic! Definitely did the story justice :)

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  55. Jasmine Townsel

    I love the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo because the story was so innovative

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  56. Lizzy

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo because if it weren’t for that first book I would have never given another thriller a chance or even touched a mystery/drama book. I never realized how amazing those genres could be. To the book that changed my favorite genre!

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  57. Diane Wynne

    Enjoyed the plot of the first, but liked that I got to learn more about Lisbeth in the following books.

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  58. M

    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Stieg Larsson turned a horrible, guilty moment that he could never take back, into a series that is as inspirational as it is dark. Lisbeth Salander’s strength, and Mikael Blomkvist’s courage can now be loaned to readers across the globe. I’m both fortunate and grateful that I picked up The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo when I did.

    Thank you, Stieg. RIP.

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  59. Petite Pointer

    I like TGWTDT, I will rent the others and see the American version this weekend. I’m glad that the author created a female character based on her intelligence and not just her sex appeal. We see so many female characters that just focus little on their brain than their intelligence. It gets old. We need more women like Libeth. Despite the R-rating, I hope that more women see this and get inspired to be in the computer world. We need more female Steve Jobs and Da Vinci’s, in fact, she and me are ones ourselves.

    Thanks, Stieg for creating someone true! R.I.P

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  60. Hoboken Nomo

    the third was my favorite by far simply because we see lisbeth finally get the freedom she was searching for from the start, that and she beats legal system

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  61. Julia

    Loved the movie! Saw it opening day while on vacation. I think it’s time for a reread as well.

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  62. Julia

    I couldn’t pick a favorite! First is a great mystery, but second and third are great Lisbeth backstory.

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  63. Linda Alonzo

    The frst one is my favorite but i love all of them.

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  64. Nick Gweezy

    Definitely the second book, the ending is INSANE!

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  65. Nathan Skethway

    Just finished reading the first book, and I absolutely loved it!!! It was so fantastic, and I can’t wait to start the second book!!! Also, HUGELY anticipating the release of the American version of the movie, loved the original, but David Fincher is my favorite director and I know he’ll do wonders with it!!

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  66. Lois O

    I have read the trilogy, last year & turned all my friends onto it….I alos saw Swedish version of Girl w/ Dragon….I am not as optimistic as many of responders that the American version will meet/ surpass the original( sorry). I felt Naoomi Rapace ans Michael Nykist ( actor) were so perfectly cast…The American version is star studded, sometimes wonder why we can’t just enjoy perfection & not make trouble. We’ll see, I do plan see the new version….

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  67. ERIN

    I found the second book [The Girl Who Played With Fire] to be the most interesting if only for all the secret insights into the characters that were provided. Also the second film starring Noomi Rapace was my favorite film. I always find things odd when everyone is say Swedish – but everyone speaks English in the film. Oddity unseen to my memory since Valkyrie wherein everyone was German, Austrian – but all sounded British or American ah film oddity.

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  68. Sarah Norrie

    They are all fabulous but I think I’m going to go with the first one. My parents recommended the series to me and I am so very grateful they did. Once I started, I couldn’t put them down.

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  69. Caleb Miller

    I have not had the chance to read the books yet, but with the xmas cash I get I’ll be sure to pick up the series. As for the films, I loved Fincher’s version, I thought Craig and Mara were fantastic (especially Mara, she knocked it out of the park!) But all in all, I still like the original better; the Swedish versions are flawless in every way possible, real edge of your seat type thriller. If I had to choose, I would say The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is my favorite, but The Girl Who Played With Fire is a damn close second. All in all, I love this series, cannot wait to read the books, and would like to see Fincher, Craig, and Mara return for two more films!

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  70. Sarah

    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was definitely my favorite! My copy was legit hilighted left and right, and then i loaned it to friends to read and haven’t seen it since…sad day. Little Nervous but super Anxious and Excited to see it when i get the chance!

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  71. Tammy Jackson

    The last in the trilogy is my favorite! Loved the original films. Can’t wait to see them in English, too.

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  72. Griffith Winstead

    Just finished reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, my favorite so far. Hard to see how the other books could top it!

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  73. Antonia White

    I loved all 3 Millenium books. The first book grabbed me and I sailed through the other 2. The Swedish movies were great, Lisbeth portrayed true to character.

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  74. beth

    I loved all 3 books- i don’t think i could choose a favorite!

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  75. Marsha Raasch

    I think I loved the first book the best. I inhaled it in one night. I immediately got the other two books and I LOVED them, and loved the unfolding of the characters (VERY well done! almost like a real-life getting to know them) but the first book will remain my favorite. And I would love, love, love, love a copy of the Psychology book, since psychology is a hobby of mine .

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  76. Kathryn Hoglund

    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is definitely my favorite. I was taken by surprise at almost every page.

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  77. Jessica M

    My favorite series will always be The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy! :D

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  78. Mackenzie

    the first book was probably the best. the others lost something with the conspiracy theories but were still entertaining to read.

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    • Jacque

      that i liked the swedish film a lot . how you aseusmd from that comment that i’m a little child and a hater i do not know but rest assured that i still like the swedish film, and it just so happens that i preferred the american film and it was closer to the book that i read.

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  79. Isabella Sfez

    I saw the original before and read the books i was dissapointed with the remake . I prefer all of the original ones

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  80. jonathan gerbehy

    the girl who played with fire was my favorite, although i havent read the third book yet. can’t wait to read it and then read up on the psychology of the series!

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  81. Bonnie Mueller

    The first of the three books was my favorite as it did more to reveal who Lizbeth is. Although the reason’s why she is this way is not revealed until the second book. I loved how she takes care of herself. the Black and white way that she see the world and the people around her.
    The Tattoo that they used in the original movie truly shows the beast within coming out to protect herself. Fantastic.

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  82. Madison

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo because I’ve always loved beginnings.

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  83. Michelle

    The Swedish films were great – it will be interesting to see how these compare. I look forward to it

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  84. anette

    Can’t wait to see The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – this is my favorite book in the trilogy.

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  85. Nicole Miller

    The Girl Who Played With Fire was my favorite becasue we get so much of Lisbeth’s backstory. However, I love the way all three made me feel. Any book which makes me feel it emotionally, mentally and physically is an awesome find.

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  86. mike

    The American version of the film due to it’s visual style

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  87. Lindsey

    I’m new to the Millennium Trilogy, but I absolutely loved the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Rooney Mara is such an amazing actress.

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  88. Robin

    Loved the first book…am reading the second one right now. Would love to see the movie soon, too.

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  89. joy garratt

    Ms Salander is the smartest, hippest of the whole group of characters….she rocks! she can manipulate any person and hack into any machine….love her!

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  90. Bronson

    I have yet to read the books, but I saw the American version in theaters the day of its released and was instantly hooked. I got my hands on the Swedish trilogy and found that I actually enjoyed the American versions more. I feel David Fincher did a great job capturing the true mood of the first book with a dark and mysterious Lisbeth – not only with her appearance and actions but with overall cinematics – a dark, snowy environment, very little sunlight, etc. I feel that Steig would be proud of all of the efforts that these exceptional directors have put out though. The series is one of the finest I have ever delved into, and I’m looking forward to the sequels!

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  91. Alyson

    My favorite would be The Girl Who Played with Fire!

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  92. Sarah S.

    Rooney Mara kicked as Lisbeth in the English version. Such a BAMF. Loved the first book and movie most so far.

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  93. Cherie

    I don’t have a favorite.

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  94. Renee

    I absolutely LOVED all three books, however I’d have to say that the first is my favorite because I love the twist at the end when they discover that Harriet is in Australia.

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  95. Jade-Nicole

    i love the first one

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  96. Jackie

    Loved all three books and am seeing the movie Thursday night. Can’t wait!

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  97. Cassandra Genc

    I will always have a strong preference for the first. Both book and movie. It’s the one that hooked me in twice — now three times over with the American version (which I must say did not disappoint). Simply put, I love it.

    Oh, and Merry Christmas to everyone :)

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  98. rebecca jeffress

    have no favorite, that would be like picking a favorite child! have the original version of the movie, can’t wait to go see the English version. Tell everyone about them, must read again!

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  99. Dawn

    This is one of the best trilogies I’ve ever read, I love everything about Lisbeth and her attitude gives me inspiration to stand up for myself! Plus she just kicks ass!

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  100. Karen Beck

    I have only read the first book, and about to start the second. But I LOVED ‘tattoo’!!

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  101. Laurie

    My favorite was the FIRST book. As I started reading it, I really did not think I was going to like it, and couldn’t understand what all the hype was, but as I kept going, I got into it, I LOVED it, and couldn’t wait to read the next two. I also liked the second one a lot, but have not yet had a chance to read the third one. THat’s saved for this week, while I”m on vacation!

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  102. Marvetta Bee

    Movie was great, but was disappointed our Swedish daughter’s part didn’t make the final cut. The American remake was so much more intriguing than the Swedish version without all the omissions of the former. My husband who had not read the book was surprised at the intrigue. It’s definitely a must-see–especially if you’ve read the book. Any amount of time we have to wait for the sequels is toooooo long.

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  103. Victoria

    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is my favorite, but the whole series is kickass.

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  104. Matt W.

    Finchers Dragon Tattoo for sure.

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  105. Will Henke

    I absolutely loved the first book of the series Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I’m completely hooked on the series and I’m reading the second book and seeing the movie this week! So excited.

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  106. Kate

    I loved Girl With a Dragon Tattoo. It started slow, but then took ahold of my attention and I couldn’t put it down. Haven’t seen the movie yet though (either version)–am excited, but nervous. I don’t want the film adaptation to ruin the story!

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  107. MELISSA LOUISE

    both read and watched the trilogy, thought it was amazing. i am thrilled that hollywood decided to bring this story to the frontlines and produced such a good film, i hope it encourages people to grab the trilogy and read it. i am terribly disappointed with how hollywood decided to conclude the harriet discovery, not even close to the book nor the swedish film which honored the story better. i understand that by the time they got to that portion of the film i was already over 2 hours into and they concluded in that manner in order to save time ( at least that is the excuse i am giving them)… i walked out of the film angered, the harriet discovery is one of the great points in the story and the hollywood version left to many questions unanswered, ie what happened to anita???, it was a great movie, i just wish they wouldnt have changed the entire story

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  108. Emily

    I’ve read the books a couple times and in comparison to the movies, neither comes close. However, the Swedish films weren’t as engaging as the latest English one. The character of Lisbeth in the Swede version wasn’t as fierce as Rooney Mara, and Daniel Craig does a fantastic job portraying Blomkvist as the stimulating and earnest journalist in the books. Can’t wait for the next two!

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  109. Brandi

    I love the original Swedish The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

    I’ve bought the entire Millennium Trilogy. I just need to read them all now.

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  110. David

    I don’t have a favorite. I am a fan of the whole series.

    I saw all three Swedish films, which I loved, and which eventually inspired me to read the books.

    I read “Dragon Tattoo” and “Played with Fire” and am 100 pages into “Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.”

    And I have seen the Hollywood movie. I think all are excellent and have their own specific strong points.

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  111. Tara

    I love the Girl who kicked the hornets nest what a great dynamic book though the other 2 were awesome as well! I love Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth but I’m giving Rooney a fair chance!

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  112. char

    My favorite was the first book — I find Lisbeth to be an incredibly interesting character. I also very much enjoyed the Swedish movie adaptation, but thought the English movie was better (most likely due to its higher budget & famous cast).

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  113. Doc

    From what I hear, Rooney nailed the part. Cant wait to see the film. The second book was my fave!

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  114. Jubilee

    My favorite book was book 3. When she finally was able to work through the past and give the men in her family whatfor…

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  115. Brenda

    Have read all 3 books and watched the first two movies (Swedish version). Loved books/movies. Unable to decide which book I like best. Can’t wait for the English version of TGWTDT.

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  116. Ronni

    If I had to choose, I think I liked the second book best because of the discovery of Lisbeth’s past that made her who she is.

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  117. Angel Rodriguez

    I enjoyed the original movie with Noomi Repace. It was exciting and disturbing.

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  118. melissa

    I love all 3 books, all 3 swedish movies, and Fincher’s movie.

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  119. Mary

    Of the three books, I liked the middle one the best as it held surprise after surprise. Really admire the author for keeping me guessing and not seeing “it” coming several times in these stories.

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  120. Lisa

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo wins by default. It was the only Trilogy I read:). Still, it would be hard to beat. Steig Larrson obviously cared very for much for his characters. Especially for Lisbeth, whose history created a genius dynamic not many will understand. To those of us that do, her weaknesses are not always her strengths. Her greatest strength is the willingness to change in the end and see herself clearly. Also the willingness to let life happen without carrying every wound as a trophy. I am a little insulted with the clothing line. Dressing as if you understand that the worlds judgments based on appearances is the key to protecting hearts that are taxed by living through painful lies and injustice, is not for everyone. Most don’t get it. It isn’t cool. Wear what you like but keep your Lisbeth costume in the closet till Halloween. Dressing like you get it when you don’t is insulting to those who do.

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  121. Lyola Shybanova

    All three books and all three Swedish movies are amazing. It is hard to pick a favorite but it would probably be the third for me because it is such a strong finale, Lisbeth serves justice and does not compromise who she is one bit.. Well she never does :) Gotta love this one of the best literary characters ever created! <3

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  122. Ursula

    When I first seen the US trailer for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo I was interested in seeing it. I loved Salander’s look and the footage in the trailer. I haven’t read any of the books but after seeing the movie I want to immediatly buy them and read about Salander’s life and see what her life was like.

    In the movie Salander is a very strong snd intelligant female. Her style reflects her past but still keeps her true beauty. I can relate to Lisbeth on the basis of how people can really mold someone by how they psychologicaly treat that person.

    David Fincher did a beautiful job with this movie and it was worth my time and money.

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  123. Jennifer

    My favorite is the original “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” movie in Swedish.

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  124. jc

    good movie & book. swiss version was a little graphic, american version was easier bc no subtitles!

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  125. Gi Devine

    I haven’t gotten to Hornet’s Nest yet, but after I finished Dragon, I had my doubts about whether Larssen could keep that kind of eerie, static tension interesting through a second book. I cracked The Girl Who Played With Fire on the train ride home from the library…
    …and was physically unable to put it down for the next 24 hours.
    DAMN, son, that is a GOOD. BOOK.

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  126. Alison

    I don’t have a favorite. I wish Stieg Larsson had been able to write all ten of the books he had outlined for the series.

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  127. keli

    i like the original foreign version movie, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. That movie got me hooked on all the rest of the movies and bookes

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  128. Adam Blasucci

    I loved the movie!

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  129. Chris Peterson

    *** My favorite book of Larsson’s trilogy is “Luftslottet som spraegdes” (Eng. Translation” The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) as it provides closure for many areas of Lisbeth’s life. The original Swedish movie (Maen som Hatar Kvinnor) is better than the American remake.

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  130. Mary

    I loved all of them but the first is definitely my favorite. I loved the suspense and the mystery of it all and the twist ending was amazing :) i’m sad there wont be anymore books but I know that I can just read them all over and over again and be satisfied

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  131. tiffany

    I loved them all, but the 3rd was probably my fave =)

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  132. annie

    All of the books surpass any other book I have ever read…but id say my favorite book was the girl who played with fire..the suspense of it even made me forget that i had been reading it in a freezing cold garage in the middle of winter for 4 hours.

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  133. Assistingu

    Just saw @The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It was full of sex, violence, and thought provoking scenes that set well into the psyche after the movie was over. It also left me wondering about the depravity humans unleash upon thy fellow man. It is not for the faint at heart.

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  134. Hillary Webb

    I guess I would have to say that I don’t have a favorite!

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  135. Iris B.

    My favorite was definitely the first book. M¤n som hatar kvinnor (2005) truly resonated with me as a feminist.

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  136. Carl

    I did love ’em all but Dragon Tattoo was the first one to get me hooked.

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  137. David

    I wanted to like the series, and I guess overall I did. But the writing style (or translation style) made slow going with me.

    When I found out that the main character had so much in common with the author, and then managed to nice guy his way into so many women’s pants, it struck me as awkward wish fulfillment.

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  138. Batboy_Wonders

    Tom Delong in Angels & Airwaves is the Millennium Trilogy Story, especially “The war” off the first album. (We don’t need to whisper)
    live in Portland at the Roseland Ballroom Theater, 4.8.10.
    Leads up to Lis Salander defending her right as an American who
    immigrated to Sweedan, after her mother passed away. Leaving behind her “will” with an sufficient. Amount Of money to afford a apartment in Stockholm. Which lead to heavily (Efficient) use of computer security syndrom.

    Now for the point of the story.
    I personally like David Fincher’s new film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. with Rooney Mara. Why? Because Daniel Craig is a slut. The dude sleeps with his co worker at the Millennium, which isn’t offend enough. That leads to being summoned as a investigator to help solve missing woman cases. That involves finding Salander.
    As a elite investigator, and sleeping with Daniel Craig when he was in his underwear. Then they continued to make love all throughout the movie and ended up in the Library screwing colonel mustard. What was the weapon, “Private eye”. Clue.

    Then towards the end Blomkvist, Daniel Craig introduces Lisbeth to his co worker at the Millennium. “Hi I’m Noah and this is my army buddy from one town over.” Lisbeth agrees and said; I’m not shy of two woman. Noah, Daniel Craig. Agrees. Then shortly after that I left the theater, because my mothers movie was ending and we met up. Like a half hour left. All in all Excellent Porno. Yes that’s what it was a PORNO.

    I’ll be here all night.

    Batboy_wonders@yahoo.com

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  139. Willow Fox

    I loved The Girl Who played with fire. Larrsson let you see into Lisbeth’s mind and it painted a far clearer picture of her character.

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  140. Charles B.

    I think “The Girl Who Played With Fire” works and flows the best.

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  141. Bruce S

    I really liked the originals. Blew me away. That such a troubled young woman should be so incredibly intelligent, by overcoming her past. Saw them with both the English overdubs and the subtitles. Really enhance my understanding of the movies. Am currently reading the first book.

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  142. Janice Eisen

    My favorite of the books was “The Girl Who Played with Fire,” especially for its insights into Lisbeth’s past. I haven’t seen the American movie yet, but I felt that the Swedish movies went downhill after the first one, so Hollywood has a chance (admittedly a slim one) to do them better.

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  143. Will Linden

    I do not have a favorite

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  144. Julie R

    For me, I love the first one the best. I loved Lisbeth’s scam resulting in the loss of his billions of dollars of the…oh, what was his name? The guy whose lies got Mikael into prison? That was sweet revenge.

    I love Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth.

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  145. Jennifer

    I enjoyed the first book a lot. It doesn’t focus on Lisbeth as much as the second and third books but it was enjoyable to read how Lisbeth and Blomkvist first met and how their lives started to intertwine.

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  146. Batboy_Wonders

    Gentleman that was awesome.

    I oplogies today. Reading other peoples writings, making up my own
    mind. Was an experience.

    would love to get a copy of the book. You guys know.

    Sorry.

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  147. Jenna

    I loved all the books!!! the 1st was slow to start but ended up being really good!!!!! cant wait to watch the movie.. the swedish movies were good but i know ill enjoy the american version as well!

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  148. Melissa Davis

    Can hardly wait to see the film now that I have finished the book series. Would love a copy of your book.

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  149. Hilary Schafer

    I don’t have a favorite

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  150. Rachal Pecoraro

    I loved all three books, the first one opened the gates to Lisbeth’s life, and had me hooked from the first tragic incident with her, I could not wait to find out more about this incredible charactor, and wanted her to beat the hell out of anyone that discarded her and thought of her as a useless, stupid person. It saddens me that the author died, he was an incredible story teller, and I wished for more at the end. I have seen the original version of the movie, and have been excited for the american version, I hope it lives up to my expectations!

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  151. Alice

    I couldn’t put them down. The first was my favorite, especially when we’re first learning about Lisbeth. It’s really unfortunate that there will only be this trilogy.

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  152. Rocky Colavito

    I’m a purist, so I always prefer books to films, and that desire for purity extends to first novels in a series. I always wonder how different the same characters can be as we track them from book to book and film to film. So, Dragon Tattoo, the book, is my fave of the bunch (though the revenge scene in the Swedish film is mind-blowing).

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  153. Heather

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest was my favorite book of the three, although I loved all of them. I liked that it ended without loose ends, but also without dragging it on through another book. Lisbeth is my favorite character out of anything I have ever read or seen. BY FAR, the best series I have ever read. AMAZING!

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  154. Emma

    These books have blown me away! I haven’t read anything this good in years, easily The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo and the entire Millennium Trilogy are works of genius. However as in all series, the first is the best. In light of the Twilight Saga, fiction has hope again for intelligently crafted novels with strong fan bases that readers can get behind. I haven’t yet seen the American movie, but it’s all I’ve been thinking about since it came out :D The Psychology of the Girl with The Dragon Tattoo looks like an awesome read, and as a fashion major I am obsessed with H&M’s inspired line!

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  155. Taressa

    The American version was fantastic. I felt that it covered more than the Swedish films. The films both did a great job, but I felt the version of the American ending scenes ‘new bank accounts, showed more than the other version. Rooney Mara was an excellent choice, I felt like she literally became Lisbeth Salander in this movie…. The rest of the cast was well chosen, fashion design was well done and the sets were great. I can’t wait until the next movie to come out! And Rooney Mara kicked ass as Lisbeth!

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  156. Melissa

    I really liked the first book. I already watched the movie with some friends and it was also very good. I loved the beginning with all of the symbolism.

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  157. Rick

    I don’t have a favorite since I’ve only seen the American version. I did get to call in & review it on KFOG radio recently, and it was a favorable review for the American version. Now I’m interested in the rest of the series and the Swedish versions. Happy Holidays!!

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  158. Steve W

    Loved all three books for different reasons, but like the way in the third where it all wraps up with Lisbeth coming out on top. Love the way she stands up for herself through the adversity. She has a tough time trusting people, but the ones she trusts she’ll fight for completely. Have all three Swedish-language DVDs, and have watch them countless times, but there is an awful lot that I like about the English version, parts of which I think were truer to the books. I liked the overall feel of it very much.

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  159. ryan r

    The American movie definitely got me excited to read the series. I also have yet to see the original film.

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  160. eric

    i loved the first movie enough to read all 3 books! then watched the rest of the movies. and loved the american version! i love this story!

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  161. Ruby

    Favorite movie? That’s certainly not an easy one, though for a while there I was pretty partial to the structural elements of Memento.

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  162. Josias M. Ocampo

    I don’t have a favorite

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  163. Ron Gensemer

    I watched the Swedish version again sp I would have a basis for comparison: I saw the American version yesterday and to me it was like a completely different variation and the American film comes out on top clearly with more details and better developed characters Davis Fincher filmed his version in Sweden which adds to the realism and the soundtrack is downright awesome. It’s a long movie but moves at a very brisk pace.

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  164. Steph Massa

    I loved all three, but the third and final book really showed what Lisbeth was made of, and I love a female character who takes charge of her situation. I’m so excited to see how the American-made series compares to the Swedish one!

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  165. Adam

    My favorite was definitely the second in the series as I thought it did a great job to build the suspense without giving away any possible ending. The third in the series was actually my least favorite as it dragged out the denouement for quite a few pages.

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  166. Alexandra

    The English adaptation was far superior to the Swedish adaptation and all of the characters were solid, but I’ll talk more about my favorite book. My favorite has to be The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The others were enjoyable, but there’s nothing that can triumph meeting all the characters, or at least the ones that matter in the series, and the suspense and actual mystery behind the case Mikael and Lisbeth were trying to solve were the absolute best. It’s nothing I’ve read before.

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  167. Vera

    I still love the first one, “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Saw the movie on Wednesday and it was AMAZING!

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  168. Jenn Shook

    I suppose my favorite of the books is the first one. The reader is just beginning to get a glimpse into who Lisbeth really is/where she came from, and she is just beginning herself to really stand up for herself and create her own life. It’s empowering!

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  169. Kelly Garbato

    I’ve only read the first book in the series, so I’ll have to go with “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Going to see the movie this afternoon!

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  170. Joanna O'Neill

    A riviting psychodrama trilogy of a courageous girl who seeks to take back her life and the lives of others who have been wronged.

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  171. Caitlin B

    I LOVED the last book, the scene where Lisbeth gets back at her old therapist in the courtroom. Breaking the silence about her assault AND doing it in badass style….love it!

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  172. Miriam

    Favorite would be The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, right on! Haven’t seen the American version of the movie but the Swedish one I think had a real close representation of the book. Of course, had to read it before seeing the movie! So glad it finally came out! :)

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  173. Robert Trautman

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is my favorite one and the English version was so good!

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  174. Amy Lahn

    My favorite trilogy so far….”The Girl’s”…it is a true shame that Mr. Larson is not around to share more of his talent with us!

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  175. Charlene

    I don’t have a favorite

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  176. Jess W.

    I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of the media outlets of the Millennium Series. Lisbeth Salander is perfection.

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  177. Eleasha S Drew

    I can’t really say I have a favorite, all the books were very well written.

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  178. Emily

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest was my favorite book of the trilogy.

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  179. Athena

    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Just meeting all of the characters, and I love a murder mystery! Such good writing!!

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  180. Lisa

    I JUST started reading the Millenium trilogy. It’s been good so far!

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  181. Barbara

    Loved the first book. It got me hooked. couldn’t wait to read the other 2. Saw the Swedish movie and can’t wait to see the new version

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  182. Kay

    I’ve read all 3 (own them) & have seen all 3 swedish movies (own them). I believe what happened to Lisbeth’s laptop was that liquid got spilled on it. It’s been awhile, so I’m not certain if it was from something Lisbeth was drinking; or from one of the guys that attacked her. I love them all. They are all my favorite. :) Haven’t seen the US version of TGWTDT yet. But I plan on it. It will be very difficult for me to be unbiased about anyone except Noomie Rapace playing Lisbeth, but I am going to try to give the US movie & its actors a fair shake. I’ve heard/read that there’s a 4th partial manuscript for another book, but I’m not positive if that’s the truth.I could sure stand some more Lisbeth; she is a tough, brave woman. Rock on, Lisbeth.

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  183. Cynthia Roush

    I loved the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and became an avid fan of Lisbeth’s heroism and bravery. I am looking forward to, and so excited to see the American version soon!

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  184. Aleks Vujovic

    The first book is clearly the best book.
    And the David Fincher version is better than the Swedish, though the Swedish are really good too, just not AS good…

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  185. Oriana

    I felt that the English language remake was very well done. While it did make some jumps, it was easy enough to follow along. (My father and I went to see the movie together. I have read the books, he didn’t, and still enjoyed them.) The books were difficult to put down on account of them being fast paced, and just an overall great read.

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  186. Jonathan Lessuck

    I thought that all of the Swedish movies were great, but the girl that kicked the hornet’s nest is best.

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  187. melissa russ

    Awesome kick-butt chick!!! Would love to see the movies, all of them.

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  188. Maureen

    I loved all of them!

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  189. JOHN V DEVITO

    I haven’t read any of the books yet (but I’ve ordered them all recently on Amazon) but I’ve seen both the Swedish and American versions of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”.

    And I gotta say, Rooney Mara as Lisbeth in David Fincher’s (American version) film just blew me the Hell away. I couldn’t believe how this little, seemingly timid actress just turned a 180 and literally became this psychotic, sexy, cool computer hacker who kicks ass and takes names for a living. The character of Lisbeth Salander will go down in movie history (at least in my mind) as one of the most badass beasts to ever tread the cinema screen.

    So, with that, I’d say my favorite of the various incarnations of the Millenium series easily goes to the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo :)

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  190. Suzanne Nemeth

    I am currently midway through book 3 and I have loved them all! Lisbeth is one of my favorite characters ever!

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  191. Bobby

    idk why i am so into these books. they are unlike anything ive read before and i find it hard to sleep when i get to a really frantic part. i just picked up the semi biogoraphy on steig written by his partner, and cant wait to read that as well :D

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  192. Laura

    I loved The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo!!

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  193. e

    Loved all of them….why a remake now just after the third from the original? Nonetheless, can’t wait to enjoy without subtitles (maybe I just answered my own question?).

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  194. Jeff Davis

    Haven’t read the books but I enjoyed the Swedish movies!

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  195. Dean

    I enjoyed both versions of TGWTDT. I must say I prefer the Swed version, but there were aspects of the English version that I liked.

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  196. Veronica

    Salander is a true, realistic, unique heroine! I loved the Swedish movies and I surprisingly also loved the American version! I am currently reading the books and am sure that the books are way better than the movies! (But, isn’t that always the case?) I think Rooney Mara did a pretty good job portraying Lisbeth and I can’t wait for the next movie! (Glad I went to go this movie instead of Breaking Dawn!)

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  197. Misty

    We have ordered the books and are anxious to receive them. Loved the Swedish films, can’t wait to see the remake. Wasn’t sure I’d want to see it, but based on the previews and the comments above, I’m very much looking forward to it now! :-D

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  198. Sterling McVay

    I loved both of the First Two Books; I’m waiting on the Third to come out in Paperback. I like reading a Real book, but Paperback is great, I can take it anywhere I want to read. As a fledgling writer, I can underline in it, without feeling bad about it; elements of style that move me.
    That’s the biggest thing. These Novels, these Characters, Lisbeth and Blomkvist have such Depth; they’re complex, human, frail, full of flaws, but they also have Soul. The second book really Flows from the get-go, but that’s because of all the build-up from the previous book. At one point in Book Two I almost wanted to put it down, but I felt to persevere and it turned out fantastic. I can’t wait to read the Third book. Something was Hinted at near the End of Book One, and I wonder If It comes true in Book Three? Plan to see the Movie one night this week!!

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  199. Zach

    Both versions were great. but the Fincher version was genuis, Rooney Mara had a star making performance and it was true to the Lisbeth of the book. She was Lisbeth and deserves a award for it

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  200. Erin

    Loved the Swedish version of Lisbeth, but the American version of Blomkvist; the books were all excellent, but sometimes too heavy on details/descriptions. I can’t wait for the next American movie; I thought the Swedish versions were week after the first movie—we’ll see… :)

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  201. Aviva

    My favorite was definitely the first one, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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  202. Dustin

    As one reviewer pointed out, the 1st book is playing out like a typical murder mystery executing a perfunctory Agatha Christie program; but then Stieg introduces the “virus” that is Lisbeth to the mainframe, and pretty soon the whole story in infected with her presence. She has been burrowing deeper and deeper in to our popular subconscious ever since!

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  203. Gillian Crosby

    I would have to say I don’t have a favorite, only because each book left an imprint on myself and I absolutely adore the novels. Lisbeth Salander is the best book character I have ever encountered and I absolutely fell in love with her.

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  204. Vanessa

    I loved all 3 books, but I think the 2nd (Girl Who Played With Fire) was my favorite, because it really delved into Lisbeth’s character. As for the films, I definitely preferred the American version. It played out very similarly to how I pictured the book in my mind, and the casting was excellent.

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  205. Mindy Maxwell

    I love the first book “girl with a dragon tattoo”. I has the old “murder” mystery and showed that people are not what they seem

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  206. Janet

    I loved the second book the best. Her digging herself out of the grave was BA and such a surprising piece. Love these books and cannot wait to see the movie!

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  207. jena homsey

    This is an amazing series. I love them all. They are all so good, how could i pick!

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  208. Jennifer

    This is one of my favorite book series. I would love to read the Psychology of Lizabeth. We get to know her pretty well in the series but would love to spend a little time inside her head.

    The movie was AWSOME. Drug my husband to see it on opening night. He was not excited about seeing it but now that he has he wants to read the series :)

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  209. Amanda

    The books are excellent. The first one hooked me, but I think the second and third books in the series were my favorite. Lisabeth is the ultimate antiheroine. Best read I’ve had in awhile. The books make me feel empowered as a woman. Love the Swedish films. Hope I’m not disappointed with Fincher’s take.

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  210. Leah

    I absolutely loved all three books. Never before has an entire series had such an impact on me. Lisbeth is an outstanding character. Truly amazing work that blew me away.

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  211. Amanda

    My favorite was The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, the movie. The trial and everything- Lisbeth finally winning her freedom from the state, it was satisfying and gripping.

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  212. Nicole

    I loved loved loved the first book. I, obviously, love all three, but the first just grabbed you. All of the characters in the millennium trilogy are so well developed that you get very attached. I haven’t seen the new movie yet, but I’ve seen all three Swedish ones and cannot wait to see the new one. I did not have high hopes for the English version, but my sister (also a big fan of the trilogy) told me it was actually really good. I’m going Friday, can’t wait!!!

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  213. Lisa

    This trilogy has to be my my most favorite of all time. I listened to the audio books then absolutely had to watch the movies, subtitles didn’t matter. If I had to pick a favorite I would have to say it was the first one. Thats when I fell in love!

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  214. kayte

    my favorite was dragon tattoo. It stood alone as a great book in the trilogy. I haven’t finished hornets nest yet. i will someday

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  215. ChristinaKSmith

    This book series was strangely interesting to me. I enjoyed the background into the Swedish government and journalism as well as the deep character development of Lisbeth. I have not seen the new movie yet but I highly doubt it can top the Swedish made movies. Lisbeth was brilliant in them although I wish there was more character development in them.

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  216. ChristinaKSmith

    My favorite Millenium trilogy book was the Girl Who Played with Fire. Although I enjoyed to a point the history and background that Larson put into his books, this book got right to the main plot and I was hooked from start to finish. Once we got some insight into why Lisbeth is who she is, it was fun to think of my own conspiracy theories and guessing where the story was going.

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  217. Maggie

    Loved the first two books!! Had a road block getting the third, so I might have to break down and find it in the library…. Haven’t been able to fit the movie into my schedule yet! :(

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  218. Janett

    Favorite Trilogy as of today is The Vengeance Trilogy. It’s all that and more in content, cinematography, story telling and gore. Really looking for ward to this Trilogy, this may to the Vengeance for me.

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    • Janett

      Its me again. I answered wrong question…Sorry- My favorite Millennium Trilogy book is: Girl Who Played with Fire! Of course, I learned a whole lot about Lisbeth…

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  219. Amber

    I would have to go with the end of the 2nd book. I was borrowing the books from a friend & wasn’t allowed to read the 3rd one until I finished a paper I was working on. The suspense KILLED me!

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  220. Leslie

    I loved them all, but the first one was the one that really sucked me in!

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  221. Amber

    Numero dos for sure!

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  222. Sooze

    These books were an awesome read.

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  223. Valerie

    This series of books are the best I have read in a long time. I read all three in less than three weeks; I was that engrossed. By far my fav series ever and I was amazed how it all came together in the thrid book. I could not read a page fast enough to see what would happen next. I think I will read them again!

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  224. Melinda K Ainsworth

    I loved all three books, but my favorite had to be the third one. I liked how the author tied up all the elements in a way so true to the characters he had created.

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  225. Jenn Gunther

    I was completely enthralled with ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ novel. I am in love with Lisbeth and cannot wait to start reading the second novel, ‘The Girl who Played with Fire’. I have yet to see David Fincher’s adaptation of the movie… what the hell is wrong with me? It’s already out and I haven’t gone to see it!

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  226. Ginny Leigh

    I love them all equally! When i read them, i can’t put them down :)

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  227. Janet Vandenabeele

    I loved all three books, but I think I still love the first one most, because it weaves in the murder mystery so well with the character development for Mikael and Lisbeth. The second and third books, though, are really breathlessly paced. I nearly died waiting for the third book to be published, and I bought it in hardcover, which I rarely do anymore.

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  228. Brian

    I loved the second book. :)

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  229. Theora

    The third book was my favorite. Of course, the second was so good that I was biting my lip, OMGing the need for what happened next.

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  230. Anxiety Brisbane

    After reading this article on Anxiety, I am going to recommend others to read it as well, since I know they will enjoy it as much as I did.

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