Män som hatar kvinnor ***

September 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

Stieg Larsson’s “Men who Hate Women,” more commonly known as “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” is nothing short of shocking, sexy and addictive. The book is part of a series of three.

The book is originally titled “Men who Hate Women” and for a good reason. The story of Lisbeth Salander is a tragic one. Of the many turning points in her life, she is placed under guardianship after being declared incompetent by the state. Her “protector” abuses her horribly in a violent turn of events. The story of Harriet Vanger, the missing girl that journalist Mikael Blomkvist has been assigned to “find,” is also disgustingly sad. Both women had their lives ruined at the hands of men.

Only a few of the men in the story seem to have any kind of heart. The journalist is one of them. (Woo!)

The novels were published posthumously in 2009; a film for the first one followed shortly. Both pieces for Dragon Tatoo are in Swedish, but an American remake of the film is in the works. The book has been translated as well.

Here is a film trailer of the Swedish version, Män som hatar kvinnor:

The book is widely available in stores, particularly Target and Barnes & Noble and online.

Curiously, the second novel, “The Girl who Played with Fire,” was quickly made into a film as well. The third and final sequel is strangely more difficult to get, but a Swedish version of this film is in the works.

For more information on the films visit the Internet Movie Database page.

***I’m experimenting with blogging here. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I’m sure you guys are much better at this than I am! Thanks in advance!

-Clesceri

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