Thursday, January 3, 2013
First impressions were not good. After about thirty pages I was thinking about ditching the book as my eyes glazed over from the financialese, but then it got interesting and I didn't want to put the book down (no matter how awful the subject material).
It did inspire a need to have more information about Sweden since my knowledge is limited to a little music, some mythology, IKEA and Kaffe Fassets Quilts in Sweden (which I will be writing about later on this year). It was amusing for me, after reading an article about Swedish food, that when I went back to the book and Larsson would write about what the main protagonist was eating I could clearly picture it in my head. I also listened to Adrian Lux and Peter, Bjorn & John while reading the e-book version of this story. Lux in particular resonated with the reading experience.
Which in a way explains why I don't want to see the movie. I have a pretty good picture in my mind already and I really don't want to have what Hollywood has done to sully that impression in my mind (though the paperback version I own has the two actors on the cover, it just slightly influences my image).
Will I read the next two? I actually care about the female protagonist and I'm curious to see what will happen next, and it is interesting to see what will happen with the male protagonist too... but I won't be doing it anytime soon.