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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarelle99 View Post
    Ha, actually I am the opposite... I don't find Lisbeth terribly interesting, but I like Blomkvist.

    They're not high literature or anything, but they're entertaining and help take my mind of stuff at night so I can sleep. Plus, I'm doing reading on complex systems science for class, so I think I've earned a bit of lighter leisure reading!
    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    I've seen the movie and its sequel. I felt both movies were terribly stylish but Lisbeth didn't touch my heart.

    Do I have a hard heart or am I just difficult to please?

    Please tell me, for I don't think I have quite digested either.
    Did you watch the Swedish versions or the US ones? I haven't seen the films, but I'm not sure Salander is supposed to touch your heart. I think you're supposed to take away from her that 1) Your perception of someone might not be accurate and 2) Even if a person isn't likeable, they still deserve human respect and kindness, and those things can go a long way.

    Or maybe that's just my NF talking. :blushing:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    I recently started Anna Karenina too. I’m yet to be persuaded by its reputation as the greatest novel ever written. I recently re/read Madame Bovary, Wuthering Heights and Tess of the d’Urbervilles so perhaps I’m just weary of the genre. I'm starting to wonder if it's compulsory for any female protagonist with a spark of intellectual or sexual curiosity in 19th century literature to come to a violent end...
    I suppose I’d want to kill myself if I lived back then, too.

    I'm halfway through Who's Afraid of Charles Darwin? by Griet Vandermassen which thus far is pretty disappointing; and When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin Yalom which, like so many things, is a better idea than it is a novel.
    We shall see. You like Wuthering Heights? I have no idea how I'm going to feel about Anna Karenina, but I'm probably going to read War and Peace first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    Lisbeth Salander has all the depth and complexity of Lara Croft.
    And more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarelle99 View Post
    Did you watch the Swedish versions or the US ones?
    There are no US films yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    And more.
    She's the author's way of resolving his own impotence and fighting his own ghosts. I don't find her convincing as a real character. Overlooking her superhuman feats of strength and cunning, all those attributes are unlikely to constellate in one individual.

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    You like Wuthering Heights?
    Not really, no. I seldom read purely for pleasure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    There are no US films yet.
    Ah, well I heard they were coming... I don't really keep up with films.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    She's the author's way of resolving his own impotence and fighting his own ghosts.
    Whether true or not, it certainly is irrelevant. Why did Proust write?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    I don't find her convincing as a real character. Overlooking her superhuman feats of strength and cunning, all those attributes are unlikely to constellate in one individual.
    I agree; she is, as all three novels are, a little over the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Whether true or not, it certainly is irrelevant. Why did Proust write?
    You're not seriously comparing Larsson to Proust? LOL.
    I agree; she is, as all three novels are, a little over the top.
    That's why I compared her to Lara Croft.
    An unconventional male fantasy figure she might be, but still, that's all she is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    You're not seriously comparing Larsson to Proust? LOL.
    Yes, I am. They were not equally good writers, but they were both writers of fiction. YOU DIDN'T GET THAT? LOOOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Yes, I am. They were not equally good writers, but they were both writers of fiction. YOU DIDN'T GET THAT? LOOOL.
    Ignoring your immaturity, I will add that I certainly think understanding an author's motivation is very important to any reading that is not a superficial one.
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