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A free book offer The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Mon 9-Jan-12
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Oh right, thanks for that, I'll plough on with it then (or I could just skip to Page 101 big_laugh).

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Sooliz said:

Anybody else reading their book yet, and what do you think?

.....heartbig_laugh

I was lent this about six months ago..got to the end and wondered why I bothered...and then I read the second one....perhaps the film is better....crycry

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I'm in two minds whether to see the film (even if it does feature the scrumptious Daniel Craig), as apparently it contains a rape scene, which totally puts me off.  I'll finish the book first and then decide.  Does anyone know if the film closely follows the book?

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The book contains a really horrific rape scene.  The Swedish film did a toned down version of it, I expect the Hollywood version will tone it down even more.

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Thanks Lyn for the warning - think I'll be skipping past a few pages at that point.

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I've not even opened the pages yet.  Please let me know which pages the rape scene covers?

I'll try that again!

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Mine is a 2010 Quercus imprint, so may or may not be the same as the one you have.  Mine starts with the prologue on page 1.

 

There's a sexual assault on pages 198-199, the rape is 224-225, and some rather disturbing detail of the aftermath is on page 226 if the really squeamish want to avoid that too. Personally, I felt that these scenes were absolutely vital to the understanding of the characters involved, but I understand some people prefer not to read this sort of thing.  For which reason I will add that there are some pretty nasty things from page 394 to 410 as well, but if you don't want to read those (violence rather than rape), then you might as well give the book to someone else right now!big_laugh

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oops, posted twice for some reason

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Thanks for that Lyn, I shall make a note for when I eventually get round to reading it. big_hug

I'll try that again!

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Toffeeapple said:

Thanks for that Lyn, I shall make a note for when I eventually get round to reading it. big_hug

I would suggest that you wrap it up for someone's Christmas present for next year or donate it to a charity shop....you'll never remember what you're not supposed to read....eeekeeek

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I've just found my brightly coloured thin strip post - it notes so am planning to stick them in the appropriate places.

I'll try that again!

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I've just had a quick look in my copy, TA, and the page numbers clearly aren't the same as the ones in Lyn's copy - different publishers I suppose.  But I guess we'll be able to tell from the build up to the relevant scenes what's coming.

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Drat, I can't tell you any details without giving away who is involved......

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Don't worry about it Lyn, it's not the end of the world.  I just prefer not to read/watch stuff involving violent sex crimes, a personal thing. 

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Same here!  eeek

I'll try that again!

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