Rate this book

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy Bundle: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (2011)

by Stieg Larsson(Favorite Author)
4.45 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This book is very enjoyable. I only found it difficult because of the innumerable characters whose names started with "B." I suppose I also found it strange how gender- and sex-obsessed all of the characters were. Maybe I'm just naive, but I've never met so many people who hate women so much!There are a few moments when it dawdles, but it is a very complex and sophisticated plot with a wide variety of interesting characters.
review 2: I read all three over the course of a couple years, and finally finished the last one in May '13! It had been a while since I read the first two, so it took me a little while to get into it, remember what was happening and who was who. In the end, though, I ended up enjoying this one maybe best of all. Plot-wise it was strong,
... moremaybe even more so than the others. But what got me was that I think I am old enough now that the theme of the series really struck a chord with me. The books have always focused on women and the things they are subjected to because of their gender, and now I "get it" a lot more than I did when I read the first two. It may have also helped that this was the book where all of the female characters really fought back.The one thing that took away from this theme of female empowerment was Blomkvist’s relationships with the women in his life. Don’t misinterpret- I’m not saying anything against casual sex or casting any kind of judgments. What I mean is that whenever Blomkvist gets involved with a woman who isn’t Berger, they are helpless against his charms and fall for him quickly. And then, when they find out about his relationship with Berger, they are consumed by envy and emotion. It’s almost as if the author is saying that women should be respected in public as equals, they should definitely hold places of power in the workforce, they are strong and independent, but most of them are still irrational and emotional and stereotypical when it comes to romantic relationships. I’m not sure how strongly I stand by this view, and would love some feedback from others who’ve read the book- what do you think?I wish Larsson had lived long enough to finish the series (he had planned 10 parts), but I’ve really enjoyed the trilogy and will have to be content with that. less
Reviews (see all)
How could anyone rate these books less than five stars?
This was an enjoyable series to read.
Enjoyed all three !!
Really enjoyed
Write review
Review will shown on site after approval.
(Review will shown on site after approval)