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The Girl Who Played With Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden)

It is hard to say if The Girl Who Played with Fire stands alone narratively from the über-popular book and movie of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. That story established Lisbeth Salander as an introverted, whip-smart, troubled young woman screwed by the establishment, who absolutely refused to be a victim of her …

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is an intriguing if kind of by-the-book (no pun intended) crime story. The plot itself is gripping, but it is the story-behind-the-story that helped catapult the book into an international sensation. The first book in a trilogy, it was written by author and journalist Stieg Larsson, who died before …

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Gone Girl

Honestly, even at nearly two-and-a-half hours long, there’s nary a wasted second or throwaway scene or drawn-out sequence that could have been snipped in director David Fincher’s dark and enthralling big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller. Every moment matters, and all of them are fantastically complex, compelling and completely twisted. Full disclosure: I’m one of …

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