Perhaps I should have said it was wildly exaggerated instead?
Although, what I actually had in mind (four different possible interpretations - the ambiguity is intentional) shouldn’t really matter to someone for whom there is nothing outside the text.
Originally Posted by Ivy
Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.
Huh. I finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last night, and I've got to say... it really was lacking in substance. The first couple hundred pages kept my attention but the last six-hundred-and-whatever I burned through, hoping the story would get better.
For a supposedly feminist book it sure doesn't seem to speak very highly of women. Blomkvist screwed, what, three of the main female characters? Berger, fine, but what was the point of the tryst with Cecilia Vanger? And Lisbeth?
I'm totally at a loss. Lisbeth really is about as deep as Lara Croft. What the hell? Why even have a rape subplot with Lisbeth at all? Some sort of analogy (w.r.t. Harriet)?