I've tried to read Stieg Larsson and never gotten very far, just like I've tried to read dozens of Scandinavian Noir mysteries and thrillers recommended to me by friends. They just haven't been my beer, as the Germans say.
I was in the middle of the second book when I realized the true genius of Larsson's vision. His real breakthrough is a veritable Final Solution for abused women.
So I didn't go to the beach this summer, but I tend to think of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as my beach read gone wrong.
While some have complained that Larsson's follow-up to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo lacked the depth of its predecessor, The Girl Who Played with Fire simply offers different pleasures.
Technology is inevitably playing a huge role in your love life right now. Maybe you spend your days winking at potential spouses on Match.com. Or pe...
It's no accident that Larsson's original title for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, now bastardized by the American publishers, was Men Who Hate Women.
There are a lot of elements of modern cinema on which I'd like to see a moratorium declared. Let's start with remakes - particularly remakes of reall...
Body art had a big week in celebrity-dom. This weekend at the bar, why not break out some quirky facts about tattoos to impress that pretty girl with the butterfly tramp-stamp?
I heartily recommend The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, especially for the striking performance by actress Noomi Rapace who does an uncanny version of her character Lisbeth Salander.
As a reformed book club snob, let me offer five reasons that I think it's a good idea to join a book club.