The Girl Who Didn’t Like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Hi, my name is Christa, and I didn’t like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Well, that’s not really fair to say, because I never finished it. I barely started and found that I just couldn’t get into it. The prose seemed exceptionally long-winded and dull (a translation issue, maybe?) and I kept being tempted away from it by other books on my TBR pile. In the end I just gave up. Maybe that’s a flaw on my part rather than on the part of the book itself, since billions of other people loved it. Maybe it’s just the beginning that’s dull and all the good stuff is later on. Maybe someday I’ll give it another try.

Because I didn’t really care for the book, I never got around to seeing the film. I keep meaning to see it but keep choosing other things instead. Now one of my favorite modern directors, David Fincher, is directing an American version.

I have to admit, I’m curious. I’m willing to see anything Fincher directs, so I’ll go see this version for sure. In a way, I’m looking forward to watching it fresh, as if it were a brand new thing with no context. Then maybe I’ll work backwards and watch the original movie and give the book another try.

What do you guys think about the book and/or film? What do you think about Fincher’s remake?

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