The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

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Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder – and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family.

He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was a book I was hesitant to read. When it was released a massive hype and media storm surrounded it and I have to admit I was reluctant. I was scared that this novel would not live up to its expectations but despite this, a friend convinced me to read it and I am so happy I finally did! The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of the most incredible, thrilling and exhilarating novels I have ever had the pleasure of reading and along with Gone Girl and Jane Eyre it is a newly found favorite read of mine. Larsson’s skill not only as a writer but story teller has floored me and upon finishing this novel all I could do was sit in shock and amazement at what a brilliant read it was. I am sure the majority of you know all about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo but in case you don’t then here is a brief synopsis I have written for you!

Our story begins in 1966 and follows the Vanger family. 16-year-old Harriet Vanger, daughter of the CEO of the incredibly large family-run business known as Vanger Corporations goes missing from the family’s island community and is never seen again. No trace of Harriet or even her body was ever found and her great uncle Henrik Vanger has never moved on past Harriet’s disappearance and so he has explored every possible lead to discover what happened to his one and only favourite family member; Harriet.

The disappearance of Harriet has become Henrik’s obsession over the last 40 years, he has pondered over and over again about what could have possibly happened to Harriett and sadly Henrik has come to the conclusion that someone in the Vanger family must have murdered her. Although Henrick believes Harriet has been murdered he nor the police have ever been able to think of a motive or any potential perpetrators, therefore, he has no idea who to suspect and so he is stuck in a rut desperately wanting to know what happened to his most loved family member. Flash forward 39 years and it is now 2005, and Henrik is still obsessed with Harriet’s disappearance, however, time is running out for Henrik to find the answers once and for all. Henrik is an ill man with ailing health, he is growing older and sicker with each passing day so his obsession soon turns to desperation. Henrik has money and a lot of it and he decides for the last time to hire somebody to investigate Harriet’s disappearance to indulge his obsession one more time before his time runs out.

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This is where the novel’s protagonist Mikael Blomkvist joins the magnificent story. Mikael is a forty-something-year-old financial journalist and editor of Millennium magazine; a magazine which he co-founded which prides itself on investigative journalism. However, Blomkvist and the magazine have suffered a major blow recently and he has been convicted and found guilty of libel against one of the biggest entrepreneurs in Sweden: Hans-Erik Wennerstrom. Whether he was liable or not you will have to read the novel to find out!

Mikael, of course, wants to keep a low-profile so he pretends that he has been fired from the magazine in order to save it from further scrutiny and attack by Wennerstrom and the media. Henrik Vanger has been following Mikael and his career for a long time and when Mikael takes a leave of absence he sees this as an opportunity to use Mikael and his resourceful knowledge and so he offers Mikael a proposition which comes at the perfect time. Upon Mikael and Henrik’s meeting, we soon learn that Mikael’s father worked once for the Vanger Corporation and Harriet herself had babysat little Mikael a few times; this is not an essential part of knowledge however it does add another depth to this novel and it helps with Mikael’s later decision. Henrik makes Mikael a proposition, that he come and live at Henrik’s estate with a year-long contract accompanied with a huge sum with the ‘pretext’ of writing a history of the family – an autobiography of Henrik – however his real mission is to discover what happened to dear Harriet.

After much convincing and reluctance from Blomkvist he finally agrees to take the job however he soon realises that this is no small task and that if he wants to finally solve this mystery then he will need the help of no one better than the incredible Lisbeth Salander; who actually knows all about Mikael as Henrik hired her to do a background check on Blomkvist in the first place.

Lisbeth Salander is a brilliant, quiet, secretive young woman who excels at what she does and is a masterful,  genius hacker. Lisbeth has a troubled past which we learn a little about in the novel and she is typically a closed book but she sees something in Blomkvist and he earns her trust which takes her by surprise. The two then team up as an enigmatic duo to discover the truth about Harriet whilst also trying to clear Mikaels conviction of Libel by taking Wennerström down and this is where our novel begins.

Ok, that was not a brief synopsis, was it? I am sorry I just love this novel so much that I got carried away! I will stop my synopsis here before I spoil the novel but what I can say is that this novel takes a very dark, twisted turn and the secrets you uncover will shock you to your core.

I think it is important at this point in my review to write about Larsson’s inspiration for the novel but I warn you that this is very harrowing. Larsson’s inspiration for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo comes from a tragic and unsettling incident a young Larsson witnessed at the tender age of just 15. Larsson spoke of how he stood by as three men gang-raped an acquaintance of his named Lisbeth. Larsson, days later, was racked with guilt for having done nothing to help her and begged desperately for her forgiveness… which she refused. The incident he said has haunted him for all of his life and in part inspired him to create a character named Lisbeth Salander who is also a rape survivor in the novel. This inspiration is heartrendingly sad and I was shocked when I read about it.

The crime in this novel is sensational and unlike anything I read before and again, I can’t mention it without referring to Larsson’s other line of inspiration. Larsson’s crime inspiration for his novel comes from the murder of Catrine de Costa. Catrine de Costa was a 28-year-old Swedish prostitute who was murdered and horrifically had her body dismembered and placed in separate plastic bags all over Sweden. The sad thing about this story is that the killer was never found and him placing those bags all over Sweden was horrendous and he was playing with the police which makes me sick. I think Larsson as a writer has a very interesting way of thinking and learning about his inspiration for this novel will bring you closer to it and help you understand it better. I just wish poor Larsson was alive today so I could pick his brain about all things The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

The story of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo could be labelled as a ‘crime mystery’ but this novel is so much more than that; it could never be generalised because it is so special and unique and Larsson has managed to add depths and layers to this novel which makes it so much more than just a crime mystery. Instead, it is the story of a woman’s survival, a story of crime, a story of disordered personalities and so much more. No words of mine will be able to justify to you lovely readers just how much I adore this novel and what an important but enjoyable read it should be for everyone.

There is no way I can write about this novel without discussing one of the most incredible characters in the history of publishing – Lisbeth. Lisbeth is an introverted, intricate, intriguing young woman and you are immediately captured by her and her narrative. Lisbeth most importantly is a survivor and she has been surviving her whole life. She has survived the horrific state care system she had grown up in; in which she experienced unspeakable acts. She is surviving the prejudices which have sadly been placed upon her throughout her life and she has been doing all of this by herself, with no help around her so already as a reader you know what a strong character Lisbeth is. Lisbeth really is one of the most intriguing and authentic characters I have ever had the delight of reading. This novel would be nothing without her and I mean that. It would still, of course, be a great story but I truly believe that Lisbeth is what makes this novel, and her character has made this book the work of art that it is.

As readers, we have to give praise to writers with incredible minds and magnificent writing ability. That is why I praise Larsson so much for writing his novel exceptionally well. His writing will shake you to your core and blow your mind. The very first sentence I read in this novel hooked me straight away and I knew at that moment I would fall madly in love with this novel. I find it very hard these days to get attached to a book so quickly but this novel did just that and still, I am shocked that it was able to do this.

Steig Larsson was a gifted writer. His words held such power over me and all I can think about him and his work was that he was a very talented writer. It is so tragically sad that he never knew the success of his Millennium series and what an important read it became – especially for survivors – and that his life was sadly cut short. If you are not familiar with what I am talking about then I will enlighten you here. Larsson had always only ever been a Journalist and Nazi specialist, however, he decided to put pen to paper and write his series which he so badly wanted to do. He walked to his publisher and handed his three manuscripts up front but sadly, just a few days later he tragically died making him never learn the success of his novels. These next few paragraphs are going to contain a few spoilers so if you still don’t know what happens in this book and do not want to be spoiled then stick to the spoiler-free sections which will be highlighted!

Having finished reading the book and learning of Martin Vanger’s true nature it is shocking to me how much of a resemblance there is and similarities between his and his father’s gruesome crimes but also the inspiration of the true-life murder of Catrine de Costa. Martin, who is one sadistic, evil man could have easily murdered Catrine himself because of how grotesque and violent it was. As I am writing of how grotesque and immoral Martin’s crimes were, I have to mention that the crimes in this book are equally, if not more grotesque than the crime of Catrine de Costa; which is still a very shocking thought to me. The crime in this novel could surpass that of a real-life horror show. If you do not mind reading about gruesome murders and crimes and in fact have an interest in them then, of course, this is a book which you would revel in because the crimes were so disturbing that it makes your mind spin with thoughts and feelings which you would not normally be accustomed to. This is yet another reason why I loved this novel because as a lover of psychology and criminology alike I was in my element and getting to be a part of a smart and tangled investigation made me a happy woman.

girl_with_the_dragon_tattoo_ver3Now I should talk about my thoughts on the ending, not the final ending but the ending and climax of the Vanger family saga and Martins murders. When Mikael was taken captive and strung up like a carcass by Martin my first thought was ‘Yes! Now, this is going to be intense’ and intense it was! The conversation was raw, enticing and thrilling. So thrilling that I wanted it to last longer but sadly it did not. I loved being inside the mind of the killer and because I was I was having amazing reading experience.

Spoiler-Free – To summarise my thoughts on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo I would say that this exceptional novel is a steady, streamlined, thrilling, gripping read which is distributing and creepy at the same. If you adore thrilling mystery crime novels then this certainly is the book for you and I have no choice but to give this wonderful book Five Stars!

Thank you so much for reading my review book lovers! I appreciate it so much. I truly adore interacting with all of you lovely readers so please do comment below and let me know all of those wonderful thoughts of yours! Let me know whether you have read this novel but also let me know if you haven’t and whether you would like to – I hope my review would have convinced you! Also, let me know whether you have seen the TV series or the movie, I would love to know! If you have read the rest of the series too then please let me know whether they are worth me picking up! Thank you so much again!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Below is a preview for all of you to enjoy and if you like what you read and want to buy it then click on the link below and it will take you straight to Amazon U.K. and for all the international book lovers the Book Depository link is underneath it! Thank you so much again!

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Publisher; Penguin Random House

*Update – As this novel is now a movie I feel the need to quickly divulge my thoughts on it! I personally thought that the movie was insanely good and a perfect adaption of the book. The director David Fincher has a habit of adapting novels incredibly well, as we saw with Gone Girl which is one of my favourite books and movies of all time! I thought how the story was told was incredible and Fincher really captured the grim, cold setting of Sweden. The casting too was superb, especially Rooney Mara for Lisbeth; she was just amazing and I really implore all of you to watch the movie also! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers!

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1,824 thoughts on “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

      1. Yes, I enjoyed the rest of the series! You learn a lot more about the characters and it’s just as gripping. I don’t want to spoil anything so I’ll leave you to find out the details but I’ll keep an eye out for your review once you finish the next one!!

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      2. All 4 books in the series are great, even the one written by a different author (#4). He did a great job sticking to Stieg’s style and tone.
        Surely someone has mentioned the Swedish version of the film to you? My husband and I both thought they were really good, maybe even better than the American version.

        Thanks for stopping by my blog, by the way. It’s nice to find a fellow mommy book lover, though with twins I am not sure how you manage!

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      3. I’ve got a 3 and a 1 year old, both boys. I think all the books are very much about Lisbeth, if I remember correctly. I didn’t know there was a tv series!

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      4. I am definitely hoping for a girl for the next one! You will enjoy the next books, if you have time to read them 😛 my kids don’t like it when I read, then they start demanding watching shows on the tablet. And the evenings is husband time so I can’t always read then either. How do you manage?

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      5. Oh gosh I know! I just try to read every chance I can. When the children are napping or playing i quickly read. Also I love how evenings are husband time because that is what me and my husband do too! As soon as he gets home I love it. I am a house wife, which I love but I do miss my husband terribly. Especially when he is away abroad with the marines.

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      6. Yes, that’s got to be awfully hard. I am very lucky because mine doesn’t travel very much and never more than a few days. It is such a relief when he gets home!

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  1. I adore the Millennium series! There’s nothing like an amazingly written, chunky novel to get my blood pumping. I just picked up the fourth volume recently and while I’m super excited to read it based purely on my need to know what has happened since the third book, I’m hesitant because it’s not Larsson. Though, I’ve heard that David Lagercrantz leaves it open for a few more books. I can’t wait to see what you think of the rest of the series!

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    1. I couldn’t agree more! Chunky amazingly written novels are the best kind of novels. I am so excited to finish the rest of the series but to also read the new book by David Lagercrantz. However it is so sad to me because I just wish it was Stieg Larsson’s new novel and not Lagercrantz. So I am interested did Larsson leave the 3rd book open to another book? Well actually that is a silly question considering there is another book!

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      1. Larsson did a really amazing job of wrapping up the main plot of the first three novels but still leaving enough questions to involve a fourth book and actually had an incomplete manuscript that was left in the possession of her girlfriend at the time of his death. However, because they weren’t married so had no right to his work. There was some drama, if I remember correctly between her, the publishers and his surviving family that retained the rights when he passed. I believe his editor wanted to finish what he had started but the family refused? Apparently the fourth book doesn’t involve anything from those manuscripts since the girlfriend is still in possession of them. It’s really unfortunate, so I’m hoping the next book does Larsson justice.

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      2. Oh no that is such a shame. I had not heard of any of this so this is all brand new to me but also very interesting. I don’t see why the family and his girlfriend would have refused to have his work published. He of course started writing his manuscript because he wanted to write further and continue his story. It is just such a shame how we won’t have his original story. I just hope that when I do finally finish the series and read the newest book that it is up to the same quality that is Larsson’s incredible writing but truthfully I don’t believe any author will ever compare to Larsson because he was so unique in his own right and individual. I only wish he was still alive to wire more books! Thank you for talking to me about this though it is so interesting to learn of this! (:

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      1. You’re welcome — and thanks for your reply! I loved Stieg Larsson’s writing so much that I can’t bear to see his series continued by another writer. I don’t plan to read the new book. What about you?

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      2. And thank you for your reply! And I do feel the same way. A fellow book lover commented that he had actually half written a 4th manuscript but his girlfriend and family members hold the rights to this and that they did not want to give it to be publishers to be publicised. I feel as if this is a great shame because he had clearly written a 4th manuscript because he had wanted to continue telling his story and it is a real shame that his family won’t hand it over but he truly is a magnificent writer.

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    1. Thank you so much Arpita! You have made my morning you are so kind. I have been reading all of your blog posts and they are incredible! This is why I had to tell you so. And yes! You should read this book it is really amazing! I can’t wait to read more blog posts from you! (:

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    1. It truly is. I haven’t came across another writer like him since and I don’t think we ever will. He was so unique and his style of writing was so perfect, I loved it so much. But yes! My patience wavered in the middle but as soon as Lisbeth and Mikael were united I then couldn’t put the book down again!

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  2. Lisbeth Salander is an amazing character invention and a big inspiration to me and my work. (I often quote her alongside Hannibal Lecter as being the best examples of the anti-hero.) I need to read the fourth book as Langercratz has had good reviews for it.

    As for the films: both Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara captured different sides of Salander so effectively, but I’d give Mara the edge.

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    1. I freaked out when I saw your mention of Hannibal lecter! He is one of my favourite characters especially because I love forensic psychology so much! And I need to catch up on the rest of the series! I can’t wait to get hold of it. And yes I have seen both but I do believe mara was so much better and captured Salander more effectively. Thank you so much for commenting!

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  3. Oh my god. I never knew these things about his book. Everyone (or at least most of the bookish people I know) raves about this through & through. I’m never a fan of reading books with heavy mentions of rape but I’m willing… so so willing to check this out AS SOON AS POSSIBLE now. Thanks to you, really. I’m especially intrigued by Larsson’s inspirations and this female MC, Lisbeth. Give me a good strong survivor anytime and I’ll go with a smile!

    Awesome review you wrote there! (Though I skimmed slightly when you mentioned about the ending so that I won’t be spoiled accidently).

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    1. This is such an incredible comment thank you so much. I truly love talking to fellow book lovers so I love this! You MUST check this book out because it truly is ripping. I too stay away from ‘survivor stories’ but going into this book you don’t realise it is one. It is not just one thing it is multiple things because it has so many different depths and layers! When you read it you must tell me your thoughts! (:

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      1. Of course my opinion is only just that.You might like them!I am a huge fan of mystery novels and it kinda lost that feeling in the second book where it became a lot more about the girl and her life..But do read them!

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      2. I think I would like the sound of the second novel because I am obsessed with Lisbeth as it is! I do understand what you mean though, what I loved about the girl with the dragon tattoo was the mystery side to it, so I hope it does not go completely! Did the third book contain a mystery at all?

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      3. No,I dont think so.It was mostly a book about Lisbeth again dealing with some serious issues,can’t say much.Of course there is some kind of mystery just not the kind I like.Larsson like you said was a huge feminist but he got carried away and it usually seemed to me that men werent very well crafted in his novels.

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      4. I have to say I am so intrigued to read the rest of the series now! It is a little disappointing to know that there isn’t such huge mysteries but hopefully lisbeths story makes up for it! And a huge feminist! I got that sense from the first novel but I hoped he would have left it at that because a writer constantly writing about a certain topic gets a little boring to me!

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  4. Hi. Once again I’m commenting on a review of yours without having read the book in question and having watched the movie adaptation (Infact I have watched all 4 movies that have been made on this trilogy, the three Swedish ones and the Hollywood remake too).
    Your review was again, very good and detailed and your adding the “making of” of the book would surely have helped a lot of the readers.
    And you have to give it to Mr. Larsson, he has created a female protagonist who can give any other lead out there a run for their money. Brilliant character, Lisbeth Salander.
    The movie, since you asked, are great, the Swedish version being better than the American one, although the actresses playing the character of Lisbeth are amazing in both of them.
    If I may, I would like to add a humble suggestion. Kindly mark the paragraphs where you are going to make the reveals as ” spoiler alert” or something such so as not to break the suspense for guys who will read the books based on your reviews and be enchanted and excited just as you were. This is just a humble opinion and I hope you wouldn’t mind my saying this.
    Enjoyed reading the review. Thanks.
    God bless. 🙂

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    1. Hi there! Thanks so much for commenting again! I am loving reading these and replying to you, because you are making my day 10 times over! You really do have to give it to Larsson, his creation is magnificent. Lisbeth is magnificent and as I am sure you can tell in my review I love her so much!
      And I am going to take this on so much! Normally, in a review I always say that I will be talking about spoilers, but yes! I know I should give more warning, just sometimes I write them in such a rush because of how excited I am and I just forget! So yes! Thank you so much for mentioning this, I have actually started to try getting better on this so I will even more. Thank you so much for commenting again! I adore you,

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      1. I actually was a bit shocked when I read the line about the reveal in the review, although since I knew it already it didn’t matter much to me. And yes, it sometimes happens to us all when we just write with the flow, when the words kind of come out of the hands, like we are writing on autopilot, and how wonderful that feels.
        I’m just happy I found your blog and could add something meaningful to this already wonderful post. Your earnestness really comes through in every post.
        Keep writing. God bless. 🙂

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      2. I know! Haha, oops, maybe I should change that, but as you said, sometimes I just go on autopilot and do not think too much about it. I will be more clear next time I promise, because I hate spoilers myself! If it had been an upcoming release or a release nobody had seen then I think I would have taken more care, but to be honest, pretty much everybody has seen The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo so I thought I may have got away with it lol.
        And thank you so much, this has to be the sweetest thing anybody has said, I appreciate this so much! The same is for you. I am happy I came across your blog and I hope you don’t stop writing anytime soon!

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      3. Never mind. Now that you have put your review out, don’t bother with editing it and all. Let’s just hope that your review inspires someone to pick up the book and discover all the wonder that books provide for himself/herself.

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      4. I was a huge fan of the movie. I know a lot of people didn’t love it, but I did. And I know! I am so excited, I am debating whether it is worth checking out One Shot considering I know the story and everything that happens!

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      5. You should read it, preferably after watching the movie once again so as to compare them both and also because books are almost always, as a general rule, better than their movie adaptations. So yes, definitely check that out.

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      6. I am reading the miniaturist at the moment and it is incredible! It is an historical fiction novel, set in Amsterdam in the year 1836? Around this era! I can’t remember the date exactly but it is a really great and beautifully written read so far (:

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      7. I will. I hadn’t thought of writing book reviews on my blog earlier. But now I think it was a most wonderful thing to do, considering I got to know if beautiful blogs like yours only because of that book review I wrote. Now I will regularly post reviews of books too, starting with Killing Floor.

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      8. I think so! I literally do not discriminate with books, I will read absolutely everything. And it is so special! I remember when we first came back to the states after we married (my husband is American and I got married at 17!) and we went to the book stores and I was in awe! I don’t even want to think about how many books we brought that day. Well, how many he brought lol.

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      9. You are full of surprises! First you’re a Brit and then you married an American guy, at 17!!!! Wow. I think that is a good enough premise for a book, fiction/nonfiction.
        Also, it is important to read different genres and writers, that gives us a better perspective..
        Maybe you should work on that book!! 🙂

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      10. Lol, I thought you may have known, it is all written on my about me page lol. My husband is older than me and to be honest, I love this. We had to run away to Scotland because that is pretty much the only place in the world where you can get married without parental consent!
        It does, you are so right. I love to study knowledge. (Their is a scientific name for this but I can’t be bothered to write it!).
        And we sure do have an epic story!

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      11. I didn’t know, honestly. Actually, I didn’t check your about page, only the homepage and the reviews. Guess I should have. Great to know that you have had such adventures.
        Maybe one day I’ll be writing the review of the book based on your epic story, Lol!!

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  5. I liked this book, but didn’t love it and I never picked up any of the sequels. I’m interested to know if you read them and if you think the story gets better as it progresses through the other books. They probably won’t be at the top of my reading list, but I would give them a try on your recommendation.

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting again! I appreciate it so much. I actually still haven’t got round to reading the rest of the series yet (which I guess is a bad sign!) but I pick it up, I read a few chapters and my interest diminishes. However! I WILL read the series but when I don’t know. When I finally do I will for sure tell you if you should read it or not (:

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  6. I love this trilogy so much, and even if I know the fourth novel doesn’t really have all that much to do with the first three, I do own that one as well. It’s really too bad his family wanted all the money, even if Larsson’s girlfriend had basically co-written all the books with him. That’s the reason why the almost finished manuscript is still not released.
    Great review 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your amazing comment! I am so glad somebody loves this novel too! When I first read it I fell in love, however, to my shame I have still not gotten round to reading the rest of the trilogy ! But it is next on my TBR list after this amazing comment of yours. And this is so interesting about the girlfriend! I knew that she did not want the last manuscript released but it is so interesting to know the reason why. So thank you so much for letting me know!

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    1. I feel that maybe sometimes series are best just left alone. If you loved the ending of the third book so much then maybe you shouldn’t read the fourth? There are so many series I have read and they all eventually come out with prequels etc but sometimes I don’t even read them because I feel that some things are just best left alone… Does this make sense? Lol.

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    1. Yay! This makes me so happy. Thank you for your kind words also, I really appreciate it. Honestly, this book is incredible and I would highly recommend it. It is so smart and so gripping that I finished it so quickly. It is really amazing (:

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  7. I love this book! Larsson is a master in creating outstanding characters. I could not sleep at night because I was thinking about what happend to Lisbeth. She is such a complex and strong character, my favorite female character ever!

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting! You are perfect when saying that Larsson does a superb job when creating his characters. His characters are so complex and intricate that you can’t help but admire them. Also, it was so nice to see a strong female lead in a novel for once! Lisbeth was perfect and I am so happy you agree!

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  8. One of my favorite book (and trilogy!). Lisbeth is easily likable. I’ve been thinking of rereading the series again, but I can’t seem to get the time to. Great review!

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    1. I am ashamed to say though that I still haven’t got round to reading the rest of the series, I have the books but something is stopping me.I think it is because the first one is SO good and I have heard that the others are not nearly as good, what are your thoughts on this? Is it worth me reading the rest of the series?

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      1. When I first read the series, I immediately loved it. I had recommended it to a friend and since then, she and her sister have read it at least twice! Overall, I think the series is enthralling and I think you should go for it. I want to reread it to see if I’ll feel the same way but can’t get around to doing so at the moment.

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      1. I am looking forward to reading more of your reviews and I’ll also look forward to your reviews on the other two books whenever you get around to reading them. Take care 🙂

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      1. I have not. The book was actually a dare from a fellow book blogger haha but the others are definitely on my list. Not so many good things apparently about the fourth book. What are you thoughts? (No spoilers haha)

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      2. I haven’t read the other books either! Something is stopping me. I think it is because I love the first one so much and that the others are apparently nowhere near as good. They are on my list though but I have a feeling they will be there for a while!

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    1. You saying that the whole entire series will keep me gripped now really makes me want to read the rest! I have the books but something has been stopping me. I think it is just because I adore the first one so much!

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      1. Yes, the three books are Salander’s story, she is the central character in each book, each book picks up where the other left off – ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is only the first part of her story – you really need to read all three to get the full story, things unfold further in the next two books (including who her father is – and a whole can of worms attached)….

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      2. Oh my gosh now I really need to read the rest of the series! I thought that it wouldn’t focus on her much that is why I was so hesitant! I will definitely be reading these soon though and I am so looking forward to learning more about her!

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      3. Yes definitely, put it this way – certain people get their ‘just deserts’ and Salander comes out on top. I would hate for the ‘bad guys’ to get away with their mischief. I haven’t read the fourth book because there was a lot of controversy over it, there was some big feud within the family when Larsson died and apparently Larsson’s version/ideas for the fourth book were overridden. No complaints about the first three – great thrillers with plenty if twists! 😊📚

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      4. I remember hearing too that he did actually start writing another novel in the series but the girlfriend of him did not want to sell it or be released because it’s private. Which is pretty lovely I guess. But a bit frustrating for us fans!

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      1. I would definitely read the books first before watching any more films – I think I saw ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in English and the ‘The Girl who kicked the Hornet’s Nest’ in English subtitles – neither were anywhere near as good as the books though!

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  9. I saw the movie and loved it, but I really want to read the book now. Knowing how it was probably a way for Larsson to exorcise the demons of his past makes it that much more fascinating. Thanks for a thorough review.

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  10. My reading is pretty eclectic, like my musical tastes. I like thrillers and gritty urban fiction, noir. I don’t generally pick up romance or historical fiction, but if someone whose literary tastes run similar to my own, I might read it. I get through books slowly, as I only have enough spare time to either read or write, and I generally choose to write. I’m currently reading Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, a couple books on writing, and a few things by indie authors whose novels sounded interesting.

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    1. I used to read slow, like you do but because of my four babies I find that I read a little faster now but hey, that may be because I am just reading good books! Over the years I would read books even if I did not like them much but now I know my instincts and trust them and now I only read really amazing books!

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      1. I agree though his writing is very magical and I adore it. I just got my hands on Norse Mythology so I am really looking forward to reading that…especially because I am a hardcore mythology fan!

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      2. Aww how amazing! I think that is so wonderful to inspire your children to read mythology. My children are quite young at the moment but I still read them child versions of greek and norse mythology and am so excited for the day when they can read it all!

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  11. I agree with you there its so tragic that the man behind such amazing series of books will never know what his work means for some…Lisbeth Salander is such a complicated character with mix of both light and dark…movie was good cause rooney mara was fantastic but nothing beats a book…

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      1. i would like to stick a pseudonym, hope that’s okay, let’s call me Virginia. After Virginia Woolf ofcourse, never read her books but find her sharp arrogance, darkness and brilliant writing mind too fascinating…you seem to be a great reader so much better than me, might i suggest a book or two (Hope its not rude)… Vanessa and her Sister and Code Name Verity

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      2. yes i would love to give you suggestions, but most of my list is about historical fiction…if that’s your thing i shall send you huge list 🙂 i started with Nancy drew was a thriller lover but somewhere i found myself obsessed with historical fiction…

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      3. Yes! What you just wrote is so perfect and so true. People are afraid of what they dont know so if people just broadened their horizons a bit more then they would know and the world would be such a better place.

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      4. so many, sarah’s keys, the book thief, moon at nine, thousand splendid suns, the kite runner, Aimee and Jaguar, princess, code name verity, flygirl, rose under fire, prisoner of night and fall, the storyteller…will try to think of more… 🙂

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      5. i mean i agree internet has robbed us of goodness of simplicity but it does have its own plus side…i mean it has connected the world.. for example you and I two diff people living in different countries miles apart but we are connected because we both love books and movies and are on internet…to find people who are like you , to find a community of book lovers…i think internet is not all that bad an influence…

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      6. Exactly, their are pros and cons to it. The Internet can be bad because of the negative stuff, and also how it actually stops people from leaving the house but it does have a plus side like you said and me and my husband had a long distance relationship and when he was in the marines it was a saviour so yes, it’s not all bad! Lol.

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      7. that’s the silver lining, right there. Even the monstrous digital world that is making us a lazy generation has the power to connect people and make them happy…truth is im just glad we have internet even if its less classy now with no pen and paper…my very close friends are now living in different countries and without internet calls i would be just a sad soul… 😛

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      8. Haha I know that feeling! Being a Brit living in America means I left all of my family and friends behind. Of course I have my family now but the internet is great as we can keep in touch! There is a silver lining to everything just like you said (:

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      9. I know I miss the time when i used to write letters to friends or use landline to call them at home, but i will also admit a video call to a friend & talking to her face to face at real time even from miles apart makes up for all the evils of internet… 🙂

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      10. Haha they really are, you should have seen me when I first met my husbands friends we were both shocked lol. My husband is literally one of the only Americans who actually understand British humour lol.

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      11. i think i too am in the wrong era..sure i love the comfort of netflix shows and instagram uploads…though i dont have any era but i would love be born back in 50s or 60s maybe..or maybe early 19th century of british era… these were tough times but people made it through didnt they…im actually obsessed with world war holocaust stories because among the horror were people both germans and jews who did extraordinary things to survive or to help…what’s your era…

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      12. actually if im not wrong every reader thinks he or she is in wrong era…because a good book has this magic of making you fall in love with another era could be 50s or 60s or 70s or even future…dont you think…

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      13. Haha yes! Perfect description. Me and my husband often drive to a stargazing site as we love astronomy. We drive in our truck and in the back we fill it up with blankets and pillows etc and lay and look at the constellations. It is so lovely! (:

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      14. wow! more than romantic this sounds so adventurous…im just so glad you guys do this….world and nature and even the stars who are only appreciated in poetry need more people like you…i dont know you guys but im officially a fan you and your husband…

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      15. i kind of love the language and tone they used…very class..unlike today’s Sup, Lol, BRB…sure maybe i too use them but that’s cause we are no longer the people who write with a pen and a paper we are digital people now…with the shorter words the better .

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      16. Yes! a simple handwritten ‘I love you’ on a card with smiley is any day priceless and better than any gift…I dont think im ever getting in a relationship…i have too old school expectations ..hahahah

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      17. First time i fell in love was when i was 16 i think and now that i look back i think what i loved themost about that relationship was that we had no mobiles, so we would write notes to eachother on pen and paper, we would wish each other on birthdays with handmade greeting cards and we would often write letters when we fought…now I think today even the most romantic relationship is burdened by the presence of digital words and absence of pen & a paper…maybe im hopelessly old school..

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      18. Aww this is so lovely! My husband is my me and only love and i knew from the beginning that he was a lover of letter writing so we done it all the time. On birthdays and anniversaries too we don’t get each other’s cards but rather write each other love letters lol.

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      19. Im so glad you are…we need kids to love these things more and more… i truly believe children should be given more access to reading, coloring, dance, sports and arts and hide & seek & scrap books and even getting all jumpy into muddy pools..than watchign tv & playing angry birds…if i may, how old are your kids?

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      20. I’m so glad you think that way. Today alot of parents end up forcing their kids to become a doctor or engineer or lawyer adding pressure to them and also overlooking any interest or art the child wishes to pursue…

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      21. my best friend is software engineer…i rem i always used to get less marks and she was the A-grade kind..and i would look at her and say you are making me look bad.. and we would end up laughing…

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      22. that’s the right way..i mean im not a mom and i probably have no idea how to be one, but i do know kids need to know 3 things compassion, empathy and confidence..they can become whatever they want, doctor, actor, racer, painter, dancer, singer whatever…as long as they are happy and compassionate ..

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      23. true…there is much more to life..and its one life on a magical planet ..the only planet with people, mountains, greenery, rivers and natural wonders…why not let our younger generation live it with a heart and not with pressure of being someone they dont relate to..

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      24. Having the best job in the world doesn’t make you happy. I have read so many articles from people who have prestigious jobs who say there whole life they have studied and studied and they reach their goal but it means nothing. Because they have no family, no husband or wife. It’s just sad.

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      25. It is so true! Growing up I was awful at maths. I could never get it and I was forced to do it. I was good at English and all other subjects and they should make you focus on what you truly love and what you are good at you know!

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      26. apart from my last two years of school every year was not worth remembering..partly cause i never had many friends and partly cause i hated studying, i was awful …but my last two years were fun…grades were decent, i had few friends, even fell in love and i was House captain…

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      27. actually its good to fall in love with the one instead of falling in and falling out and falling and falling out…the one….i believe in that concept…sure i might be unlucky in department oflove..but im hopelessly in love with the idea of love…

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      28. I took time to find forever friends too…Back in my teens and early twenties, I had this urge to please people and not say no…i was like Monica from friends except i am very messy which Monica wasnt…

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      29. I understand that, I too like to be by myself sometimes. When I first moved to America I made the choice to talk to as many people as I possibly could and make friends. I used this opportunity to re invent myself. Honestly, I was so shy back in England!

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      30. I’m not sure if you are a shy person or an introvert but if you do have the chance to move to another place I would definitely take that as an opportunity to re invent yourself. You can be whoever you want to be and it’s great! (:

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      31. this is the difference bet grownups and kids…you say hi to a random stranger n you get strange looks..but have you ever tried waving or smiling at a kid on a car passing by…they smile or wave back 🙂 i love this so i do this alot…

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      32. Haha that’s so true and it’s so sad how we adults do this! Children though are adorable. Whenever I take my two eldest out to the park I always tell them to go up to someone, say hi and ask if they want to play lol. They were so shy at first but now they are so much more confident and it’s really heartwarming to see! Plus it will help them when they are older! (:

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      33. I was once in hospital with my mother to get medicines for my dad..and i was sitting in this waitng area playing some car racing thing on my phone (told you im a kid 31 but a kid i fail to realise i need to grow up)…so this little comes and stands next to me trying to see what im playing… so i shifted a little let him sit and lowered my phone so he can see…it was like we played together…i always make sure i smile if a kid is looking …

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      34. Aww this is so lovely! And no, I played car parking games up until recently lol but then I realised I should stop and focus on something else lol. Children are so innocent though, they really are precious (:

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      35. Growing up I ALWAYS wanted to be a psychologist and I was determined and ruthless. However I met my husband and fell in love and realised that there is more to life than all of that and the most important thing is family and love.

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      36. I wanted to be an Astronaut, a detective, an actor , a journalist and finally a writer…today i have a decent job, good salary but i wish i had spent my youth travelling…it is very important to follow what makes you happy…

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      37. I hope so too! You can always email me too I would always reply! I am very chilled and happy lol, some would say I’m too happy and optimistic sometimes but I have experienced a lot when I was younger, my mum was bipolar and I had to be the adult and I took life too seriously. Now I try to live a stress free happy life (:

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      38. Wow! that must be tough. Happy is good. ..I wouldnt say im Happy kind all the time, but i love happy kinds …you are a very strong soul i must say…email would be easier than wordpress 🙂 where do i say hello then?

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      39. hahaha..no no..this is based on a book with same name…its story about 5 sisters with Josephine as the main character (atleast in the movie as played by Winona Ryder)…the era and the relationship and the story is just too classically exotic for me…Jo or Josephine is rebellious girl who writes and writes because she wants to be a writer…

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      40. i would love love to recommended her movies…for starters -Youve got mail, french kiss, addicted to love & courage under fire…if nothing else…these are some of her best …youve got mail is my most fav …infact eversince ive seen this (i think i have seen it more than hundred times), i have this dream of going to nyc & visiting cafe Lalo…one of my to-do on my bucket list…

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      41. for me i have itch to go beyond this place..to another land…there is a whole outside and i havent seen it…strange but i feel like i belong somewhere else…or maybe its the summer messing up with me. 😛

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      42. I know, i do know its basic human psychology for feeling that we belong to somewhere else because the mind and heart yearns to get out of the pond…but with me it feels more than that…because i am just so different from people i know, kind of like a misfit and so the strong feeling of belonging to someplace else…

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      43. Its nice to meet you Aimee from Britain :)…you are going to love the Code Name Verity…i loved it…the audio is as amazing as the paperback…Have you seen The crown..its almost like reading a historical fiction…it tells the tale Queen Elizabeth…the dresses, the accent, the story and the era…i think you’ll love it..

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      44. its a very beautiful movie about world war era when jews were being taken to camps…i call it beautiful its more about this man and his family..this man and his love and courage and ability to smile even when everything was going upside down… i think you’ll like the movie..

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      45. I cried so much at the end of the Boy in stripped Pyjamas….Today I The Zookeeper’s Wife ..its based on a book..but its a real world war story about this polish woman and her husband…Hitler was real life voldemort but there were some brave people even back then and this couple was one of them good ones…

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      1. yes i feel that alot… some writings are too brilliant & complicated to be put on screen…movies & books have their own magic…i dont think you can put la la land into a book or turn code name verity into a movie without ruining their original charm… just curious have you seen La La Land?

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      2. i love to go movies too, alot ..almost every weekend…if possible… i go solo though… guilty of watching La La Land not once but twice on big screen…and falling madly in love with its fictional magic … 😛

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      3. See another common thing…sometimes when im sitting in a movie hall staring at the screen i smile knowing right now right here everything is alright…then i forget the world and its like im inside the movie…like im friends with those characters…if you dont mind a little music and sunshine colorful romance I would say go for it…its too bubbly happy atleast 95% of it…i dont know i have weird movie taste i think…i love dark movie, serious dramas, Audrey hepburn clasics, superhero flicks and even musical rainbow movies like La La Land…i just love movies of all type…now im rambling…

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      4. yes yes…its a beautiful place…happy and safe one…and i hate people who are talking or commenting out loud in a movie…and even those who cant stop checking their phones… 😦 i was watching a dog’s purpose and guy next to me wont stop checking facebook..his phone light was ruining my happy zone…

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      5. I know, right? I get all Hulk mode but ive never pointed out to someone…I think it was Conjuring part 2 and this couple was talking and talking i feel the guy was scared and trying to distract himself…I did stare at them during interval time and after that they toned down the volume…but im not brave enough to point,..

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      6. hahaha…trust me there was no other reason why he was talking and talking..at one point he even suggested its a boring movie and they should leave…and here i was watching it alone sitting in an empty row wondering what made him get up so early on a weekend to watch something he was clearly not comfortable with… Men can be funny…

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      7. I used to do that, but now i prefer only coffee since im a solo rider…I like to get my snacks from my fav cafe or bakery or restaurant after im done with movie…unless ofcourse if im with someone then we do pick snacks…

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      8. Funny story i often spend fridays or weekend in coffee shops with a book …an hour of reading with no people to talk…once this guy comes to me and says ‘Has anyone ever told you , you look like Victoria Beckam’…and he walked away…and i was like what just happened…ahahaha n then i called my friends and asked dude why victoria beckam…hahaha coffee shops are interesting places…and since im coffee addict i love cafes…

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      9. nothing like victoria trust me…have you seen The Brave One…i kind of look like Jodie FOster from that movie..in terms of haircut..ofcourse im nothing like Jodie Foster…she is pretty and an amazing actress….if you want to see a good mother son movie..watch Little Man Tate…beautiful movie..

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      10. I have been told I look like Laura Prepon but when she had red hair and I have also been told that I look like Amanda Righetti. I think I look like Amanda more to be honest but I have shoulder length hair and I only look like Laura when I have my glasses on! Lol.

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      11. Super tall! Imagine my shock when I first saw him in his Marine uniform! (He was a marine before an engineer)… I almost died looking at him he was and still is so handsome!! Sorry though, I am wife ranting lol.

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      12. hahahaha no its cute…never stop ranting about the one you love… marine? that’s so cool..my father was in army too before retiring…i remember growing up thinking im going to marry an army guy ..hahaha i still find that-me cute naive silly and so safe from realtties of life…

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      13. A Marine yes! When I first met him he had already been in the Marines 7 years, he stayed one more year and then left for good! Which I am so thankful for because I could not imagine my life without him and I feel so much for all of the women and men and parents etc who have lost somebody in the army.

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      14. How amazing that your father was in the Army! Do you know what sector he worked in? Haha! When I grew up I always knew I would marry a hard working man and my husband definitley is! Seriously, he never stops moving!

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      15. Actually I loved people in uniform and i lov waed the fact that my father was a uniform guy…my father was an infantry guy… i enjoyed our life as army kids but i absolutely hated the moving part…never made friends and always had to say goodbye to anyone i ever became close to…one reason i never had a best friend for a long time…so yes i was very much into men with uniform wheni was little but then i grew up…but i had great respect for men in uniform army navy air force dont matter…it takes heart to serve a country leaving your family back home…

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      16. thats a good thing…cause believe me the moving part is really hard on kids…i was always a loner …also it affects the studies… a sturdy schooling and home environment is very important for a child’s confidence…

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      17. That is true actually. I didn’t have sturdy schooling (I still got a good education though) and I didn’t have a sturdy home environment due to my mum and my confidence lacked for many years. It was only when I met my husband that my confidence improved! (:

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      18. I think most of my confidence has been developed with time and age… its good youve found someone who makes you so happy that you have found yourself…unconditional love and support is the fastest way to be confident and radiant…i know that..so i try to go for self love and self appreciation…try to be my own hero

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      19. There was a teen movie i saw once..dont rem the name…this girl says to her friend..Confidence is not something that you have or grow up with or learn, its something you project…i think ive learnt to project it now… 🙂

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      20. Yes that’s one advantage…because my father’s moving job ive been to different cities from north india to south india seen different cultures.. 🙂 fell in love in one of those cities…

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      21. My parents are okay with it…and i think if my brother did make it into army my father would be proud…i too once thought about it when i was trying to figure out what i really wanted to do with life…but then im the laziest person on the planet and i knew i didnt had what it takes to be in disciplined life.. i can barely get up and reach on time…

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      22. Haha aww bless. Growing up when I was really young I always wanted to serve in the army. I wanted to be a logistics troop officer but now I have chosen the life of house wife and mother and I love it! I honestly believe I was born for this (:

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      23. I still dont know what i was born for but i feel its surely wasnt army …hahaha i think writing stories in the secret folder of my laptop was what i was born for..and now im trying to get one of those stories out and publish it..its a gift for me to me…

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      24. actually people do think that way…my friend keeps telling me to make sure i look up and around to see if someones watching me..that getting totally lost in a book in a public place is not good…so i try to do that but i often forget and end up getting lost into my book…sometimes i dont read i write…i take my laptop and work on my stories….

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      25. I think it started as a kid when i didnt have friends and the habit became part of me…i am trying to work on part two of a book i wrote,…im trying to get my book published…its a historical fiction…if i cant get any publishing company ill go for plan B..self publishing… 🙂

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      26. Universe knows things I want… 🙂 I think I remind Universe everyday… Im not much of a religious kind but I always say a silent thank you, to whoever runs the world, for what little i have and silently beg for what i really need to float and not drown…

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      27. You are incredible. I literally do this all the time too. I am not religious but I do believe in something. I believe there is an entity to this world almost and you should always give thanks (:

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      28. Agree…because i dont go to temple alot of people think im atheist… i feel there is something or someone we should be thankful to for all the health and happiness and good stuff we have, it could be an invisible God or stars or big giant asteroids in sky or anything, but i feel to say my thankyou i dont need to go to a place of worship..i feel i can be grateful inside me from anyplace at anytime…i dont know what that makes me..atheist or weird…

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      29. Yes exactly! I am so thankful that I have found somebody who thinks this, because I dont know anybody who does! I always love to think of the earth and all of its good in relation to Gaia from Greek Mythology. Gaia is mother earth in mythology and I like to give thanks to her sometimes because the world in a way is a living breathing organ and it regulates everything. It is pretty badass when you think about it!

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      30. hahahaha…I have never met anyone who wouldnt look at me weird on my theory…i mean i believe in GoD or some great power like Mother Earth as you say but I dont believe in the process of worshipping places or the whole right and wrong rules… i refuse to judge or hate a person based on what’s written in my religion or what’s accepted by God… if only we loved planet earth as much as we loved our religion…we would have saved so much…

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      31. ooooo! thats my fav topic…aliens…hahahaha how i would love for them to be real to exist…i do would like to believe maybe one day we will bump into them…the concept of knowing we are not the only ones in this huge galaxy and universe is just so exciting…and no matter how slim are the chances ill keep my fingers crossed…I dont know if there was a real spaceship crash at Ronald Reegan era but i wouldnt be all cynical about it and maybe they did come down…hahahaha…i love mysteries…aliens or bermuda triangle or anything that is unexplainable… i love it…please tell me you dont think im weird and you like aliens too..hahahahaha

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      32. Damn this is yet another thing we have in common! I too adore aliens, the bermuda triangle and any kind of mystery, even Atlantis! I actually believed Atlantis existed, I read a book on it once and it talks about evidence. People think of Atlantis as tjis underwater world but really their was another continent named Lemuria and then it sunk into the sea which does happen by the way. So many parts of the world have sunk beneath the sea, due to destruction or rising sea levels in some places. So yeah, I believe in it! I need to pick your brain about all of this stuff!!

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      33. I have read about this town in Egypt that went underwater

        http://twistedsifter.com/2013/06/lost-egyptian-city-heracleion-found-underwater-after-1200-years/

        you know even in India we have a story about an old town vanishing under water…so it is possible…

        O I totally want to meet aliens and hope they exist…i love all space movies for this very reason…Bermuda triangle..is my fav mystery…after MH 370 vanished all i have done is read news on it…spent alot of time hoping there would be some clue… how on earth can a plane so gaint vanish without any trace…and that too in this era with all the satellites and technology…im a big Amelia Earhart fan and the whoel mystery surrounding her dissapearance has got me into knots…i was very disappointed when the TIGHAR project meant to find her plane failed to find anything…

        one of the many reasons i wanted to be a detective when i was 17 was my love for mysteries hahaha

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      34. There was this intern from Egypt in our office and she is from Alexandria ..she was the one who introduced me to this underwater town in Egypt…she also told me once world’s biggest and largest library was in Alexandria before it got destroyed… a library being destroyed is such a sad news…

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      35. Oh yes I love the story of Alexandria. It was also a real place it’s not a myth. Their knowledge was so advanced that they knew all about what we know about today about the universe and the planets. They knew all of that thousands of years ok, that is how advanced they were. Makes you think why was it burnt down??

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      36. Today during coffee time at work i started googling stuff. i usually randomly read stuff to take a break and i was reading all the conspiracy theories about moon landing… do you think NASA really landed there or faked it…

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      37. Yes, I believe they definitely went to the moon. If they didn’t it would be the biggest lie in all history and their would be out rage. I think it is very insulting how some people think they didn’t go.

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      38. Among all the debates and theories i agree with this one thing…out of the thousands of people involved in the mission atleast one would have outed them by now….if it was a lie…none did…none even cry F of fraud…

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      39. I think they went for sure though. However! Another question I love is “why haven’t they been back?” Well, it can be either two reasons. One) they found something up their they shouldn’t have and two) they put something up their they shouldn’t have.

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      40. ooo me too… my brother and i were once lying on in cot on our open terrace staring at the sky (there no electricity so we were outside enjoying the cool air) ..it was a dark night sky and suddenly we both saw 5 strange ovel shaped white objects flying together very close to eachother and zigzag way…couldnt have been planes..for sure…then they vanished…i know i will nevr know what it was but im glad i wasnt the only one who saw it and he was there too… a part of me feels it was UFO but then i know im just hopeless romantic about such stuff..maybe they were some airforce planes training at night..only reasonable explanation… though we both knew at that moment whatever it was, it wasn’t some 5 offwhite oval shaped planes flying side by side in zigzag movement…hahaha…

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      41. This is amazing! I have never experienced anything like this but I would have killed too. Have you seen this really famous video of a UFO hurtling towards earth and a missile coming towards it only for it to fly away extremely fast? It is incredible. It is from an official NASA space camera and NASA even said it is their footage and that it can’t be explained. We do not have that kind of technology. This UFO flew away majorly fast to avoid the missile. Definitely try and find the video it is epic!!

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      42. Believe me that night will always stay with me…i dont know what we saw…ive not seen the NASA video… Wow…let me try and search the video…I have seen this show on discovery where this pilot was telling how his plane as one tailed by weird bright yellow lights zig zagging and they had to call ATC soon jets were sent to escort them but by the time jets arrived the light vanished..

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      43. to the malaysian plane? or amelia earhart?
        There was a frenh airline that crashed without distress call but was found nearby the last point of communication…with MH370 no distress call and change in route and no plane debris even after years of search… i dont believe that the 2-3 debris found so far part of the same…i feel they said it only to give a closer to families… even if a plane had to change course and travel for 8 hours there has to be some distress call.. a pilot wont commit suicide by changing route and travelling to unknwon area..he would just go directly down…the theory that everyone was unconcious due to lead leak in the plane makes no sense cause then who chnaged the flight route and how is that everyone from cockpit to end of the end plane went unconcious at sametime without anyone etting time to msg their loved ones…the theory of hijacking for terrorist attack makes no sense too cause its been years now …maybe maybe it was hijacked and thus the pilot couldnt inform with gunmen over his head…maybe they wanted to take the plane someplace else to make a demand…but somewhere on the route it went down by accident or by a struggle inside the cockpit…that’s my best guess… what do you think…and with amelia earhart…clearly she was out of fuel as she had informed and she went down…

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      44. I really loved reading about your views on this. I need to actually do more research before I make up my mind but I think that their must have been an hijacking gone wrong or something. Or, it could have just simply crashed. Who knows though maybe it was a weird government experiment and they tested a new drug. Actually that’s an outrageous view but honestly I don’t know it is just so annoying how we do not know!

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      45. I get restless with a mystery , so ive spent so much time tracking news on this plane…my best theory is a hijacking gone wrong…but with so many theories i can never know what happen…I feel if there was experiment they would have chosen a smaller plane with less people…this cant be pilot suicide like the french plane where the pilot crashed into a french alps purposefully.. that was so sad..

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      46. Where did you go!? Lol. I actually missed talking to you is that insane? Haha. Also do you have Twitter? I have a very bad memory and don’t know if I am following you. Let me know so I can tweet you at random times about things we both love (:

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      47. nope not insane, i missed talking to you…we are doppleganger twins from different lands..i dont know why but im not getting notifications..so i thought maybe you havent replied…then i was wondering maybe i should message you and ask you hows things at home..is it weird i was worried…you know what let me follow you on instagram…its the only place im active, not twitter and not facebook…i find twitter quite scary with mean tweets… what’s your insta id…

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      48. I do have an account but i have stopped using it…the backlash on twitter is so scary…i can watch all the horror movies in the world and that too alone but i cant take online trollers and haters…

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