Friday Morning Bookclub

June 27, 2011

“There Are Things I Want You To Know” About Stieg Larsson And Me

Filed under: Literary Tidbits,The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo — susanbright @ 11:47 am

There has always been a cloud of mystery surrounding the life and death of Stieg Larsson, author of The Millenium Trilogy , and now his partner of 32 years has written a book.  Check out these interviews with Eva Gabriesson, who because of Swedish inheritance law has not received a penny from Larsson’s 40 million dollar estate. The cover alone is sure to make this book a success!

The Truth About Stieg Larsson.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43476102/ns/today-books/t/stieg-larssons-partner-reflects-their-life-together/

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August 30, 2010

Hooked On The Millennium Trilogy!

Filed under: Book Recomendations,The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo — susanbright @ 5:17 pm

Warning: Stieg Larsson’s books are absolutely addicting. You cannot read just one, and the more you read, the more addicting they become! Our book club read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the 1st book in Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy in April. Some of our members caught the Lisbeth Salander fever right away and moved right on to read The Girl Who Played With Fire.   I took a  break and read a few other books on my “to read” list first.  When I did finally pick up The Girl Who Played With Fire,  I knew that I was in trouble! Whereas The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo took a little while to really get into the story, The Girl Who Played With Fire was exciting from the very first page.  I was hooked! I couldn’t put it down. I couldn’t wait to finish it and see what was going to happen. I took the book with me wherever I went. I stayed up late at night reading until I could barely keep my eyes open! Finally I came to the end of the book! What an ending! What a cliff hanger! Stieg Larrson was a genius. You cannot finish book #2 without running right out to get book #3. It is that good, and that exciting! Now I am staying up all hours of the night reading The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest! I am totally hooked! I don’t know what I am going to do when I finish this book. I sure hope the rumors are true and there is a fourth book floating around out there, just waiting to be published!

June 21, 2010

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Controversy

Filed under: Literary Tidbits,The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo — susanbright @ 7:29 pm

In April The Friday Morning Bookclub read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. As we always do for our April meeting, we invited our spouses to read and discuss the book along with us. Several of those in attendence were so hooked on the book, that they had to run right out and read the second book in the series, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and at lease 3 people that I know of continued on and read the third, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest. Now it has come out that there is actually a forth book! Unfortunately there is a good chance that no one will ever have the opportunity to read it. This manuscipt is still on the author, Stieg Larsson’s lap top. As most of you probably know, Stieg Larsson died before any of his books were published and to make matters even more complicated,  he was not legally married to Eva Gabrielsson, the women he had spent the last 32 years with. According to Eva, she and Stieg worked together on the novels and she is not willing to have the book published unless she is given the rights to manage the novels, a condition that Stieg’s family is not willing to accept. For more Dragon news, check out these articles.

http://www.stieglarsson.com/biography-the-legacy

http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/06/17/girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo/

April 20, 2010

The Friday Morning Bookclub Gives The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 4 1/2 Omelets

Filed under: Couples meetings,The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo — susanbright @ 1:33 pm

Amazon readers gave The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 4 stars

Barnes and Noble readers gave The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 4 stars

Many of our members enjoyed the book enough to run out and get the next book in the Millennium Trilogy, The Girl Who Played With Fire. You also may want to see the movie version. Several of our members enjoyed the movie more that the book.

April 6, 2010

Rate The Book: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Filed under: Couples meetings,Polls,Rate The Book,The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo — susanbright @ 12:05 pm

We welcome all votes and comments. What did you think of the book?

April 5, 2010

Still More Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trivia!

Filed under: Couples meetings,The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,Trivia — susanbright @ 8:25 pm

What gifts did Lisbeth bring her mother in the nursing home for Christmas?

Hint: One of them was edible!

She  brought a fruit cake and eau de toilette (perfume).

As always, we welcome anyone to answer!

April 4, 2010

More Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trivia

Filed under: Couples meetings,The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,Trivia — susanbright @ 8:20 pm

What weapon did Lisbeth use against Martin when she came to Mikael’s  rescue?

All answers are welcomes!

Thank you Janine!  Lisbeth used a golf club! “Salander took three swift strides forward and swung a golf club she had hidden at her side” pg 456

April 2, 2010

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trivia

Filed under: Couples meetings,The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,Trivia — susanbright @ 10:02 pm

For 5 years Lisbeth Salander hung out with a group of girls which started out as a band. What was the name of the group?

Thank you Ed! Evil Fingers is correct. “If there was one place where she felt any sort of group solidarity, it was in the company of the Evil Fingers……” pg 236

We welcome anyone to answer or comment!

Steig Larsson, Author Of This Month’s Book: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Filed under: Couples meetings,The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo — susanbright @ 4:42 pm

Stieg Larsson, the author of the national best seller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo died of a massive heart attack in 2004 at the age of 50, before the publication of his three novels which make up the Millennium trilogy. Before Larsson began writing he was a political activist and was involved in the founding of the Swedish Expo Foundation, an organization involved in exposing neo-nazi acivities in Sweden. Larsson began writing in 1997, and in 2003, after finishing his first two books and beginning the third book he began looking for a publisher. After being turned down twice by one publisher, a second publisher signed a contract with him for all three books. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was originally titled Men Who Hate Women and in 2006 was awarded the Sweden Glass Key Award for best crime novel of the year. In 2008 the book was awarded the Booker Prize. The other two books in the Millennium trilogy are The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Honets Nest.

February 23, 2010

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Filed under: Couples meetings,The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo — susanbright @ 3:17 pm

With all of the snow on the ground, it is hard to believe it….  but spring is right around the corner. It is time to start talking about our April book selection, the one time of the year we invite our significant others to read along side of us and join in our discussion.

This April’s book is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.  Larsson, a swedish writer died of a sudden heartattack in 2004, prior to the pubication of his Millenium Series, which include: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest.

 The original title of The Girl With The Dragon Tatto in Swedish was Män som hatar kvinnor  which translates to:  Men Who Hate Women. In this page turner detective story,  Henrik Vanger, CEO of the Vanger Corporation hires Mikael Blomkvist to investigate the disappearance of his favorite niece Harriet, who disappeared  4o years ago without a trace. Together Mikael and his pierced and tattooed sidekick Lisabeth work together to solve this murder/mystery.

You may want to get those spouses/guests on board and get them a copy of The  Girl With The Dragon Tattoo today! I just did! We invite all of our blogger friends to read along with us and join in the discussion!

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