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January 6th, 2011, 12:33 pm #51

Cheryl wrote:OMG. I was looking for a "sleepy" emoticon but this is so me right now! :sick: Can we say miserable freaking cold? Ugh.
It's a great book but it does take a while to get into and then you start gobbling them up.

Sorry you are sick girlfriend. Get better soon. xoxoxo
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January 6th, 2011, 1:03 pm #52

The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo gets much more interesting after Lisbeth appears. The first part does sort of just plod along.

I hope you feel better, Cheryl!
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January 6th, 2011, 1:22 pm #53

I thought the third book was the hardest to get into, all that history and I can't remember who's who to save my life.
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January 6th, 2011, 2:20 pm #54

I have only read the first book and seen that movie....but loved both the movie and book! I can't wait to begin reading the second in the series.

Cheryl, it does take some time to get into the book, but eventually you will see that it's well worth staying with it to the end.

Sorry, that you are not feeling well. Hope you are feeling better soon.
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January 6th, 2011, 2:39 pm #55

tgir wrote:The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo gets much more interesting after Lisbeth appears. The first part does sort of just plod along.
I definitely agree.

Cheryl, Lisbeth reminds me of Baby Gate.
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January 6th, 2011, 3:20 pm #56

It is a little hard to get into all of the Swedish lingo but once you get to know Lisbeth, well, that's it!

Lot's of folks I know have some virus or another Cheryl, hope this passes soon!
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January 8th, 2011, 2:53 am #57

Krystal wrote:It is a little hard to get into all of the Swedish lingo but once you get to know Lisbeth, well, that's it!

Lot's of folks I know have some virus or another Cheryl, hope this passes soon!
You hit the nail on the head. I do think it was the Swedish locations and lingo (i.e. kronor) which now I'm used to and actually think is kinda cool. I just got to the part where that creepy guardian dude molests her when she wants money for a new computer. NOT good. He needs to die! :violent:

Thanks so much for all of the well wishes, guys. I'm actually on the road to recovery, thank you Jesus! I'm seriously counting my lucky stars because usually when I get these things they won't go away on their own and I eventually have to end up going to the doctor. I don't know if this had anything to do with it but I have this site that I love called www.earthclinic.com where they have lots of homeopathic remedies and people post their experiences, etc. Well, I checked it out for sinus congestion because one day I simply could NOT breathe and tons of people swore by this concoction called tomato tea. You heat up 2 cups of V-8 or tomato juice, crush 3 cloves of garlic (I used a bunch of that garlic paste), 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, and as much Tobasco sauce as I could stand (I am very wimpy when it comes to hot sauce so this was the worst part). It was godawful and holy hell, did I stink. But I kid you not, I was able to breathe and sleep the entire night through. (I did it right before bedtime.) I figured it was worth a try because NONE of the over the counter meds seem to help at all. And now I'm almost back to normal again. Who knew?!?

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January 8th, 2011, 5:26 am #58

Couple things Cheryl,
I do believe in some of the alternative medicine. I see a Naturopath as well as an MD, in fact i go by the Naturopath more. This is a whole nuther dialog. Too late now, have had some wine.

Do stick with the Dragon series, once you get past some of the Swedish terms, the writing is brilliant.

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May 10th, 2011, 2:49 am #59

Update!!! I'm nearing the end of the second one, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, and have already gotten the last one off eBay. I absolutely LOVE the second one. I think it's much, much better than the first. I still don't know what "all that evil" entailed exactly but of course I have an idea.

Remember when you guys had that ongoing discussion for a while about rape and the writer's feelings towards women, etc.? It must be in another book thread because I don't see it in this one. But anyway, I was just reading about Stieg Larsson on Wikipedia and it says the he "witnessed the gang rape of a young girl when he was 15. He never forgave himself for failing to help the girl, whose name was Lisbeth – like the young heroine of his books, herself a rape victim, which inspired the theme of sexual violence against women in his books."

I thought that was so interesting. I really wish he hadn't gone and died! (Do we have a "Please DON'T die" emoticon?)

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May 10th, 2011, 3:22 pm #60

I loved the series. The first one was a bit difficult to get into with all that vanger stuff. but then once I got used to the weird names I could not put it down. Same with the other 2 books. I have found nothing comparable since. The Swedish movies were outstanding as weel, though did not have the complexity of the books. Casting and acting were superb though.
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