Larsson, Stieg. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Toronto: Penguin Group Canada, 2005.
"Her attitude encouraged neither trust nor friendship, and she quickly became an outsider wandering the corridors of Milton like a stray cat. She was generally considered a hopeless case." pg 34
"On the other hand,there was no question of Advokat Bjurman going unpunished. Salander never forgot an injustice, and by nature she was anything but forgiving." pg 182
Salander refuses to take any crap from her new appointed guardian. She clearly retaliates and hopefully he will never bother her again. pg 203
"It did no good to cry, she had learned that early on. She had also learned that every time she tried to make someone aware of something in her life, the situation just got worse. Consequently it was up to her to solve her problems by herself, using whatever methods she deemed necessary." pg 312, This reminds me of what Kit was like after Nan died, and she was responsible for Josie., "You know Kittens, there's more to growing up than crossing off years. Have you ever had fun, Kit? A best friend?" Doctor Hodgins pg 165
Salander is attempting to open herself up to Mikael, but she is afraid of judgement. what happened to her to make her feel this way I wonder.. pg 335
Salander's mother dies, she feels remorseful but stays expressionless. As if she is always in control of herself. pg 393
"He seemed happy, and she too felt strangely content with life." pg 425, Due to Mikael's kindness and unique honest personality, Salander is able to enjoy his company and not dwell on anything for the first time in her life. It is like peace of mind., This is like how Kit felt when she was with Sid., "Strangely enough, I was feeling the same calm inside. It was as if I had stepped into somebody else's shoes and were allowing them to walk my path with no inkling of touching, tasting or feeling. With Sid's leaving I could no longer imagine a world where such things as love, desire or joy could exist." Kit pg 294
"Her problem was that she could not interpret her own feelings for him. Not since before reaching puberty had she lowered her guard to let another person get so close as she had with him. To be quite honest, he had a trying ability to penetrate her defenses and to get her to talk about personal matters and private feelings. Even though she had enough sense to ignore most of his questions, she talked about herself in a way that she would never, even under the threat of death, have imagined doing with any other person. It frightened her and made her feel naked and vulnerable to his will." pg 461, I found this a very important development for Lisbeth. She has never felt this way before, and she is for once, unsure of what to do.
"What she had realized was that love was that moment when your heart was about to burst." pg 461
"The pain was so immediate and so fierce that Lisbeth stopped in mid stride, incapable of movement. part of her wanted to rush after them. She wanted to take the metal sign and use the sharp edge to cleave Berger's head in two. She did nothing as thoughts swirled through her mind. Analysis of consequences. Finally she calmed down." pg 465, Lisbeth refuses to let her unbearable feelings to get in the way of Mikael's life, so she sits in her sorrow trying to build herself back to normal. How sad for her to watch.
This is the first criminal charge against Blomkvist so he is taking it rather hard. Especially since it involves his magazine company, and his reputation of a successful journalist. pg 16
"No, I don't believe in God, but I respect the fact that you do. Everyone has something to believe in" pg 251
Blomkvist was burnt out and ran away from his work after he got in legal trouble with Wennerstrom. But he is getting on his feet now and making a huge comeback. pg 268
Mikael is compassionate with Cecilia, and cares for her, but he has his priorities straight when it comes to his work. pg 278
Even after he has been tortured to an inch of his life he still is able to keep his cool and make jokes about the whole thing. pg 348
"I was helpless. For several hours I was convinced that I was going to die. i felt the fear of death and there wasn't a thing I could do" pg 371
Even though Berger is independent, confident, and can be rather aggressive, she still silently thank Salander for saving Mikael. There is no longer harsh judgement towards Salander. pg 437
"You are an ordinary little person Mikael. You would not be able to understand the godlike feeling of having absolute control over someone's life and death." Martin pg 354
After learning from his father, Martin becomes a secret serial killer who thrills the hunt and power more than the death of the women. pg 367
"No more lies. I accept that it's all over. in some sense, I've been waiting for this day since 1966. For years I was terrified that someone might come up to me and say my name. But you know what? All of a sudden I don't care anymore. My crime falls outside the statute of limitations. And I don't give a shit what people think about me." - Harriet pg 389
Henrik Vanger may be passionate about his business and be cold toward his famil,but this mystery of Harriet has really hit a soft spot due to his guilt, and he has since devoted his life to finding her. pg 90
"The day you left for prison I was absolutely miserable. You were gone, as though you had never existed. It was dark here int he guest house. it was cold and empty in my bed. And there I was, an old maid of fifty six again." pg 225
"Her absence had felt like torture-almost a form of punishment. he had nobody to discuss his feelings with, and for the first time he realized with appalling clarity what a destructive hold she had over him." pg 37, Armansky feels a deep connection with Lisbeth, but she does not reciprocate the feelings.
Armansky is jealous of Blomkvist as he so easily gains Lisbeth's trust, as he has been trying to get close to her ever since they met. pg 267
"Isabella, would you believe, came rushing into Henrik's room. She'd obviously seen that you'd come back and was completely beside herself. She screamed at him there had to be an end to this outrageous fuss about her Harriet, adding that you were the one who drove her son to death with your snooping," Frode pg 397, Isabella changes almost entirely when she finds out that her son is dead and her daughter that she thought was dead is alive.
50,000.00 SEK = 7,300.41 CAD Swedish Krona Canadian Dollar 1 SEK = 0.146008 CAD 1 CAD = 6.84893 SEK
He is being charged with libel after his story about Hans Erik Wennerstrom.
What is a Scampi?, Scampi, a culinary name for the Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) and similar species, as well as for some dishes made using it or various kinds of prawn or shrimp
It is called the Agency for Industrial Asistance.
What did Wennerstrom do with that money?, He put it in an overseas bank account to start his own business.
What is a Greek amphora? Examples?, Besides coarse amphora used for storage and transport, high-quality painted amphorae were produced in Ancient Greece in significant numbers for a variety of social and ceremonial purposes. Their design differs significantly from the more functional versions; they are typified by wide mouth and a ring base, with a glazed surface and decorated with figures or geometric shapes.
I wonder what your secrets are Lisbeth...What are you hiding from the world?
Lisbeth is a highly skilled computer hacker. She can access anything that is on anyone's computer with a click of a mouse.
Henirk wants Mikael to figure out an unsolved mystery of his granddaughter over a number of years, he also wants him to write a biography of the Vanger family for an alibi.
She thinks that her Nan will cause a big fuss over it and therefore lies to keep the peace.
Yes, it was Harriet that looked over Mikael when he was a very young boy, Henrik has photographic evidence.
He wants Mikael to find out what ever happened to Harriet Vanger, because nobody on the island knows.
Harriet turns out to be alive at the end, Henrik is reunited with her,but she holds dark secrets about members of the family.
It is a man nicknamed Plague, he is also a hacker and often teams up with Lisbeth to test out his inventions.
The electric cuff allows simple access to a computer using another server. It copies all of the information and makes it look like the computer is acting slower than usual.
Rheumatism is a medical term once frequently used to describe disorders associated with many different parts of the body. Most often, people associate rheumatism with arthritis, or with rheumatic fever, a complication of strep throat that can result in damage to the heart. However, the term rheumatism might apply to the symptoms of numerous conditions that can cause pain and/or weakness.
He is Salander's new official guardian, but he turns out to be a sadist rapist that seriously injures Lisbeth sexually.
Eventually they do, and the become excellent research partners and lovers.
I think that Martin has something to do with this situation, I wonder if I am right?, I was right all along! I could be a detective!
They aren't, they turn out to be passages from the Bible.
The names are those of Martin and Gottfried Vanger's first victims.
She knows that her word does not have the same weight as Bjurman's, and she always analyzes the consequences of a situation before she acts.
It is the name of a group of friends that Lisbeth used to hang with. They all had the same morals and values, and dressed against the norm of society.
Will Lisbeth escape? Why is he doing this to her?, Bjurman is a sadist pig that seeks to gain every sort of control over Lisbeth. He enjoys seeing a woman in pain and does not intend to stop until he gets his way. Unfortunately, Lisbeth gets severely raped, and is unable to escape.
Lisbeth has a dragon on her back, a wasp on her neck, a Chinese symbol on her hip and many bands around her ankle. Not all of the meanings were discussed.
She buys tattooing equipment, and tattoos "I am a sadist, rapist pig," on his chest. How brilliant.
Cecilia is afraid of falling in love with Mikael,and doesn't enjoy their sexual encounters anymore. She refuses to talk with him until later on.
No,it was her twin sister, Anita.
Mikael tracks down the bumper plate and finds the woman living with her new husband. Luckily she does still have the pictures, and the negatives for them.
It was Martin, he wanted to know how close they were in discovering his dark secret.
What does this mean? Can Mikael connect this to the murder?
It turns out to be Martin shooting at him, trying to shut him up and keep him away from his hideout.
He learned from his father the acts of murdering young "useless" women in society. He built a secret chamber in the basement of his house to torture and rape them in, keeping souvenirs and mementos of his crimes.
It turns out that Harriet is not dead after all, just in hiding all these years.
She doesn't kill him, he escapes and puts himself in front of a freight truck so him and all of his crimes die.
The Vanger Corporation slowly dwindles, but Henrik puts all of his energy into stabilizing Millennium.
Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger's syndrome or Asperger disorder, is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development. Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and atypical use of language are frequently reported, I wonder if this is what Josie has as well, the symptoms match.
Lisbeth hacks and discovers all of his accounts codes and secretly disposes all of them, making him look like a fraud and seizing his escape money. She then gives Mikael all the information about Wennerstrom's past for him to write a giant story explaining his secret crimes.
April 30 is Salander's birthday. Like Halloween, Walpurgis has its roots in ancient pagan customs, superstitions and festivals. At this time of year, the Vikings participated in a ritual that they hoped would hasten the arrival of Spring weather and ensure fertility for their crops and livestock. They would light huge bonfires in hopes of scaring away evil spirits.
I know an electronica song called Skanska. I always thought it was the compound word of "skank" and "gangster".
I like this quote, I agree with what he is saying exactly.
Isn't that ironic considering the situation at hand?
Lisbeth Salander is a badass and one of my idols. She is strong and doesn't care about her appearance as much as everyone else does. A great message.
I never understood how people could have affairs. Marriage is basically game over, you're stuck with your spouse forever now, you made that choice by marrying them.
I think that is very interesting. Not many people would admit their hate towards their family like Henrik did, I think this will make more sense further in the story.
It will be interesting to see Blomkvist's response now that Henrik has offered to share the secrets that he has against his worst enemy.
It is nice to see that Blomkvist is making friends with the local wildlife. Now he has somebody to take care of and look forward to coming home to. i hope nothing happens to him.
It is hard to care to help yourself when the people around you don't. They only see it as a job, not a passion.
I find it amazing to know that the simplest plant can be transformed into the deadliest poison. Also, how you can find so many detailed tutorials to do just about anything on the internet. Crazy world we live in.
Sadistic rapists tend to be sexually aroused by fantasies and urges of forcing themselves sexually on their victims. The sexual sadist is aroused by the use of gratuitous violence whereas the preferential rapist is thought not to use greater force than is necessary for victim compliance (Abel, 1989), though the offender's estimate may be highly inaccurate. Preferential rape-proneness may involve coercing the victim into fellating the perpetrator or to submit to anal intercourse, behaviours that are typical of sexual sadism (Dietz et al., 1990). Preferential rapists and sexual sadists often target strangers (Dietz et al., 1990).
I'm so happy that she put him in some sort of place to show him that she doesn't take his shit. Justice has been rightfully served in mu opinion, though she should have just cut his dick off. Go Lisbeth!
I can't believe Cecilia is acting like this, at this point in time! She had ample amount to realize that she wasn't fit for it, yet she never refused to have sex with Mikael. Women are crazy.
That is absolutely ridiculous! How dare he accuse Cecilia of being a whore just because of that! The man was only a quarter Jewish for God's sake....people are insane.
Love this quote! It is so true. Why does everybody need to be labelled? Is it a pre-emptive thing to filter out people you don't want to be associated with? We aren't soup cans.
There seems to always be some sort of disaster happening in the world. Its the government and media that hide it from the general public.
People are f****** sick. I don't understand (nor do I want to), what can go wrong in the mind to make you do such insane things to other people.
But that is what makes her so cool and crazy.
Going by this I'm guessing that Gottfried molested Martin and made to think that it was normal, his duty. Gosh I hate people in this world.
Salander is unintentionally revealing hidden secrets about herself. I'm starting to feel very bad for what might have happened,but I'm still very curious.
I hate it when people say things like "age is just a number" and that it has no impact on a relationship. It totally does, and that's why people get weirded out about it. There is a fine line between an older man and an old man.
How could Henrik do that to Mikael after all the SHIT he put him through? His life was in danger! This is appalling.
I can relate to this almost exactly. it is both blissful and terrifying. Love is a mess.
No words can explain how sad I am right now. Oh Lisbeth, you poor woman.
I want to know more about the Swedish National Socialist Freedom League and Swedish Nazism., A Berlin newspaper reported in the autumn that German Nazis look to Sweden for guidance. Swedish Nazis have established a leading role in White Power music, releasing 342 CDs last year. They also have a computerised intelligence network covering all their 'enemies', including address lists, details of relatives, car registration numbers, etc. In June, journalist Peter Karlsson and his eleven-year-old son escaped near death from a car bomb. They were saved by the fact that they had not closed the car doors. The journalist was living undercover with a new identity after exposing Nazis in the army. He had also written articles on the White Power music industry which resulted in CD producers in Italy, Taiwan and the US ending their contracts with the Swedish Nazis. The Nazi parties and networks are dangerous but relatively small - at most a couple of hundred organised members. They have attracted a couple of thousand people around them, consisting mainly of young White Power music followers. The fascist groups are constantly experiencing splits and crises. They are unable to establish a firm base because of the lack of support for their ideas and, just as importantly, the active resistance of anti-fascists, in which Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (RS - Socialist Justice Party, the Swedish section of the Committee for a Workers' International) has played a key role.
"He looked a little like the stereotypical local boss in an American gangster movie," pg 28
"he was often referred to as the 'Arab', although he did not have a drop of Arab blood." pg 28
Mikael made friends with a cat mysteriously, just Like Kit did.
"Her extreme slenderness would have made a career in modelling impossible, but with the right make up her face could have put her on any billboard in the world." pg 33
"..and that red bulb of his nose had changed into a livid purple," pg 32
Somebody'd get a fat lip if they called me Pipi Longstocking oin a newspaper placard." - Lisbeth pg 42
"High banks of snow presented a picturesque contrast to Stockholm," pg 63
"Then all hell broke loose," pg 65
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"To be on the safe side, she ran the message through her PCP encryption programme," pg 84
"Mikael, for thirty-six years I've driven myself crazy wondering what happened to Harriet. I've devoted more and more of my time to it" - Henrik pg 90
"The image that was emerging revealed a family that was socially and financially successful, but in all the more ordinary aspects was quite clearly dysfunctional" pg 141
"She was thin, dressed in black Persian lamb coat with matching cap, and she was leaning on a black cane...She looked like an aging vampire-still strikingly beautiful but as venomous as a snake" pg 153
"Salander's laptop fell victim to an accident that was so uncalled for that she felt an urgent desire to kill someone." pg 172
"In those days she did not know what 'harassment' meant, but when she came to school the next day, the boy had threatened revenge. So she had decked him with a right jab forfeited with a golf ball-which led to bloodshed and a new entry in her casebook." pg 182
"I drive all the way up here to welcome you back to freedom and find you in bed with the town femme fatale." Berger pg 227
"In that case, it might amuse you to know that I also have principles comparable to your ethics committee's. I call them Salander's Principle's. One of them is that a bastard is always a bastard, and if I can hurt a bastard by digging up shit about him, then he deserves it." - Lisbeth pg 273
Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. New York: Sea Star Books, 2002.
"She was convinced that her skinny body was repulsive. Her breasts were pathetic. She had no hips to speak of. She did not have much to offer." pg 314
"Stay cool, Christer."- Mikael pg 421
Companies would pay back over time then Minos went under but Wennerstrom could not be blamed. They needed to pay back money lost so that he could then show he lost personal money.
"She died three years ago,"- Blomkvist pg 67, Mikael's parents are both dead. Perhaps that is why he has trouble in relationships. Without some direction and example some people get a little lost in life.
That's why he feels so tortured by Harriet's disappearance. Somebody keeps sending him flowers that she would have.
That is how Lisbeth gets all of her information, she is a professional hacker.
I love how she is so different from society's norm, yet possesses such an amazing gift. Rooney Mara is my vision of Lisbeth Salander.
I love how strange and unique her outfits are. Self expression is beautiful to me.
I love everything that Lisbeth wears. I find her so cool and interesting, I wish she was real.
The writing in this novel makes the scenes so vivid, I can imagine them perfectly. the cabin sounds beautiful.
Great description, sounds a little cramped though.
I wish I couldn't picture that., Reminds me of a section of Kit's Law., "Pirate was skivvered to the floor with a pig knife, his blood in a thick pool around him and his eyes and mouth shocked open," pg 184
Those pictures would be so cool to think about and to look at. So many memories held onto every single one.
Probably one of the scariest things to ever see in your life, if you made it out alive.
Lisbeth is my hero, even when she is a psycho fighter.
I really wish I didn't read that., Sounds like what Shine did to Kit and Sid, "..he reached inside his pants, and pulled out his dick, as big and ugly a thing as ever I'd seen, with purple veins snaking aorund its sides, and the smell of rotting dogberries dripping from it's head." pg 186
I bet she looks absolutely breathtaking.