Is the Dragon Tattoo series good?

Jasdip

I just picked up the 3 paperback books of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series from my neighbourhood little library. Have you read them? Are they as good as the hype?

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cooper8828

It's been a few years since I read them but I really enjoyed them a lot.

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sushipup1

A great read. They are a series, be sure to read in order.

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terilyn

I loved them!

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gardengal48 (PNW Z8/9)

I read all 3 one after another when I was laid up with a broken ankle. I thought they were great!!

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sal 60 Hanzlik

I liked them.

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OutsidePlaying

I loved them. They are very intense in spots so be prepared for that.

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes I enjoyed them. But it can be violent in spots so be prepared. But most thrillers are these days.

IIRC, Law & Order SVU did a show that was a take-off on it.

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nicole___

I read the first two.....then watched the movies. BOTH were EXCELLENT! And as I recall very violent. That girl is a badda$$!

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althea_gw

The series is wonderful. I also saw the films.

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Janie

Yes! Definitely!

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lisaam

The books are good, the film was an interesting comparison. Take aways:

1) Swedes drink a lot of coffee

2) It's kinda funny to see the bad guy drive a Volvo wagon.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Jasdip, I am also a big fan of the series! It was difficult to put the books down. Yes, make sure that you read them in chronological order.

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Ladydi Zone 7A NW BC Canada

I loved the movie(s) & the books.

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patriceny

I enjoyed the books very much. I thought the writing was incredibly clunky in spots. (Start counting how many times you read about someone making a sandwich!) You won't mistake it for a crafted masterpiece. It's more on the junk food end of the writing spectrum, but still an enjoyable read.

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Jasdip

Wow, I'm glad I asked!! I feel good for picking them up; they're in pristine condition.

I'm still reading my Outlander books (yes in chronological order). But I'm going to read these right away.

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roxanna7

Slightly OT coming up, Jasdip, but since you mentioned that you are reading through the Outlander series, I suggest trying the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan sometime if you enjoy multiple-book series. I really enjoyed it, especially as I totally lucked out buying the entire series at my library's book sale one year, all 14 and all brand-new hardcover books!!! These are fantasy-type genre, so perhaps not for everyone. Just thought I'd mention them as filling a lot of time during pandemic reading!

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Debby

I think it depends on what you like to read. For me I wouldn't be able to pick them up. I love true crime. :)

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