Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

We spent several hours talking about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo tonight at the BPYC Book Club.  There was certainly a lot to fuel the conversation:  detective genres, serial killers, vigilante justice, open marriages, sex crimes and Asperger's Syndrome. And practical things, like where to buy aquavit in Toronto.

We speculated about who will star in the Hollywood version of the Swedish blockbuster.  If The Guardian is to be believed, Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Johnny Depp are vying for the part of Blomkvist, while Tarantino, Scott and Scorsese are all up for Director.   Who cares?  I just want to a say in casting for the part of Lisbeth Salander.   

Annika had read the book before, but she re-read it.  One chapter in English, the next in Swedish.  Apparently the translation was pretty good except the English was quite formal....  something to do with the UK audience and their need for titles like Mr.

The second and third volumes in the Millenium series are likely to be on a lot of BPYC sailboats this summer!

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