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The girl with the dragon tattoo

Updated on October 8, 2014

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Stieg Larsson was born 1954 and was a Swedish writer and journalist. Prior to his sudden death of a heart attack in November 2004 he finished three detective novels in his trilogy "The Millenium-series" which were published posthumously; "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest". Millenium comes from the name of a news paper that the main caracter is working for.Altogether, his trilogy has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide (summer of 2009), and he was the second bestselling author in the world 2008.Daniel Craig will star in Dragon Tattoo remakeSony confirmed the rumors, the hopeful/wishful fan speculation, and made it official. Sort of. They're hoping Daniel Craig will star in the Hollywood remake of the superb Swedish thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It's due out Dec. of 2011.David Fincher's directing it. Who will play the title role, that of the sexually abused, rough-and-ready bisexual computer hacker/security expert who helps Craig's disgraced reporter with his investigation into a murder mystery - the American actress Rooney Mara

Eva Gabrielsson

Eva Gabrielsson, was Stieg Larssons partner for 32 years. She has been closely involved in the writing about the Millennium books. She says: These books are a spin-off of our lives!Eva never married Stieg Larsson of security reasons. The Nazi extremists were a threat since he founded the anti racist paper Expo 1995 and he was giving lectures and was and expert on the subject.There are rumors that there might be a fouth book somewhere.......We have to wait and see what happens.Eva Gabrielsson has written a book that will be published soon: There are things I want you to know "Milennium, Stieg and I"

The girl with the Dragon Tattoo - number 1 in the triology

Harriet Vanger disappeared 40 years ago off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence. But her uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone from her own deeply dysfunctional Vanger clan. Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomqvist is hired to investigate.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Series)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Series)

This is the first of three books that you cannot put away.

 

Audio book - The girl with the dragon tattoo

This first of a trilogy introduces a provocatively odd couple: disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist, freshly sentenced to jail for libeling a shady businessman, and the multipierced and tattooed Lisbeth Salander, a feral but vulnerable superhacker.

and here is the movie with English subtitles

The girl who played with fire - Number 2 of the triology

Lisbeth Salander is deeply at threat but super Bomkvist is looking after her. Looking forward to know the end!This series is like a drug. People should be warned before they start reading it!

Audio Book - The Girl Who Played with Fire

The girl who kicked the hornets nest - Book number three

Audio Book - The girl who kicked the hornets nest

Will come to Amazon in May 2010

David Fincher Eyes Dragon Tattoo

Rooney Mara for Lisbeth Salander

The books are still flying out of the bookstores, and the Swedish film trilogy has just begun its UK release. But lest we forget, Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, has also caught Hollywood's attention.After some difficult rights negotiations with the still-in-flux Larsson estate, Sony inked a deal for the English-language versions late last year, with Scott Rudin producing and Steve Zaillian having a crack at the first screenplay. And now, according to NY Magazine's Vulture, David Fincher is circling the project. Having delighted the Sony brass with his Facebook founders story The Social Network, it sounds as if Dragon Tattoo is his for the asking.The heroine role of snarky Asperger's hacker genius Lisbeth Salander will be played by Rooney Mara!

Stieg Larsson - who is he?

And who is Lisbeth Salander really?Michael Nykvist a very skilled actor!

Lisbeth Salander played by Noomi Rapace

Noomi Rapace is so extraordinary good in the roll as Lisbet Salander. One US criticer says: Do NOT try to find another actress - "Make her a Swede, and simply cast Noomi Rapace."

Noomi Rapace will play in the next ALIEN movie

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The Millennium Triology

here are the books and audio books

Lisbeth Salander

Lisbeth Salander
Lisbeth Salander

Mikael Blomkvist

Mikael Blomkvist
Mikael Blomkvist

Poster of Lisbeth Salander - played by Noomi Rapace

At first when you see her, you stare. But as you get to know her you learn to love this computer guru in black. She is tough
, yes, but she had no choice to be anyting but....

About the first movie - The girl with the dragon tattoo

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      What a phenomenon this trilogy has been. It's such a shame Stieg Larsson did not live to experience the enormous success of his books. I appreciate your review of Larsson's background and his body of work. Thank you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The upcoming movie certainly is getting a lot of attention. I know it's going to be a big hit. Nice lens.

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      Stonecutter 6 years ago

      I have not had the opportunity to read any of these but have a couple of friends who absolutely rave about the series. Guess I better get on the ball and check them out.

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      Stonecutter 6 years ago

      I have not had the opportunity to read any of these but have a couple of friends who absolutely rave about the series. Guess I better get on the ball and check them out.

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      jamesnodturft 6 years ago

      I've read the first two books, but I didn't love the movie. Hoping David Fincher will improve things.

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      AnnaleeBlysse 6 years ago

      Recently finished this one ... interesting read.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      People are talking a lot about the books and film, maybe it's time to get them!

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      Bus Stop Toy Shop 6 years ago

      Haven't read them yet, but I'm a huge detective fiction fan, so they're definitely on the list.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      I haven't gotten to these yet, mainly because I know that when I do, I won't stop until I am done!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have seen "The girl with the dragon tattoo many a times in Amazon, must be a very popular book. I haven't read the trilogy, would like to read though.

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      Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

      I've read all three books of the trilogy, and have seen the first movie and thought it was very well done. I like the characters! I was surprised to hear that Hollywood wants to do a movie of "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo".

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      Oh, I know somebody who is reading this very book right now!

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Just finished reading the 2 books in the trilogy and loved it so much. I can`t wait to read the third one. Larsson engaged me with his characters whom I found fascinating.

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      RuthCoffee 7 years ago

      Sound like great books (and movies). Too bad he died so soon, unfortunate that he didn't see his success and that we couldn't enjoy more of his work.

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      GramaBarb 7 years ago from Vancouver

      Love this lens. It makes me want to read the books!