Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the movie

I saw the film version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo tonight.  It was an incredibly faithful, skillful adaptation of the book.  But I can't recommend it.  There were some really disturbing parts in the book, and the film doesn't flinch from showing them.  It was hard to handle.  I kind of wish I could un-see it.  Doesn't it often seem that things are slightly easier to read about than they are to see?

Now I'm watching Mystery Science Theater 3000, the best antidote I can find.


  1. Do you own a copy of this book? I'd love to borrow it.

  2. I got it out of the library, but I've been thinking about buying a used copy. If I do, you can totally borrow it.