Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

By Stieg Larrson

There have been a myriad of glowing reviews of this book, and I shall add to the general wattage. I won't go into great detail, as it has all been said many times before, but I shall make a few bullet points:

* I loved this book, and rushed out and brought the next one.

* The characterisation was fabulous and Lisbeth Salander has to be one of the most interesting and complicated characters created in recent times.

* The complexity of the plot, and what was hidden behind the disappearance of a girl many years ago was very satisfying.

* I enjoyed the fact this was a translation, and a lot of the original Swedishness had been left in. This added immensely to the experience, and is one of the things I really enjoy about translated fiction.

* What a bugger Stieg Larsson is dead.


Tattoo Artist said...

Book moves too slow. And a dragon tattoo is no longer all that novel on a girl.

Knopf Marketing said...

Dear fellow Stieg Larsson fan,

We’re trying something new for the launch of the second book in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series.
Run your own Stieg Larsson contest on your blog—for which we will provide the prizes (a free copy of The Girl Who Played with Fire, cool temporary dragon tattoos). The first thirty (30) entrants will get first dibs of the translated manuscript of book three. Below you’ll find the complete rules and regulations.

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The first 250 bloggers to enter their information (name, blog name, blog URL mailing address, and daytime phone number) will obtain the giveaway material (one (1) copy of The Girl who Played with Fire and a batch of temporary tattoos) to host a sweepstakes on their blog. The first 30 bloggers to enter will also receive (1) copy of the manuscript of the third Stieg Larsson thriller at the time of its in-house release. All applications to participate will have to be received by 11:59 pm (Eastern Daylight Time) on August 15, 2009. U.S. Residents only. Bloggers are solely responsible for the administration of the sweepstakes on their blogs.

The A.A. Knopf Marketing Team