THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Sells Over 1 Million eBooks

| Apr 8 | 0 Comments

Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy

As ebooks continue to grow in popularity, it seems that new sales records are constantly being set. Case in point: according to the New York Times, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has become the first ebook to sell over 1 million copies. And with combined sales of the entire Millennium trilogy at over 3 million copies, it sounds like The Girl Who […]

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Goran Visnjic Joins THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

| Feb 15 | 1 Comment

Goran Visnjic

David Fincher is rounding out the cast for his adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. Deadline reports that Goran Visnjic (‘ER’) has signed on to play Dragan Armansky, the CEO of the security firm that employs computer hacker Lisbeth Salander. He is contracted for all three films in the trilogy. Rooney Mara (Lisbeth), Daniel Craig (Mikael Blomkvist), and Robin Wright (Erika […]

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Books Into Movies News: Lisbeth Salander, Alex Cross, Harry Potter, and More

| Aug 20 | 0 Comments

Rooney Mara has landed the coveted role of badass computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the movie based on Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. She’s a relative unknown who most recently starred in the 2010 remake of Nightmare on Elm Street. She beat out higher profile actresses like Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart, Scarlett Johansson, and Emma Watson. (Daemon’s Movies) Idris Elba has been […]

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Two Stieg Larsson Unpublished Stories Found

Stieg Larsson

Two unpublished stories by the late novelist Stieg Larsson have been discovered in Sweden. The science fiction tales “The Crystal Balls” and “The Flies” were received by the Swedish National Library as part of a private donation in 2007. When Larsson was 17 years old, he sent the two stories to Jules Verne, a science fiction magazine in Sweden. The magazines rejected the work. Larsson […]

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More Reasons Not To Judge A Book By Its Cover

| May 25 | 0 Comments

In an interesting article in The Observer, Tom Lamont wonders why books are given different covers for each country they are published in, something not done for other types of media like movies and CDs. He interviews a few cover designers who attribute the changes in a book’s cover as an attempt to capture the cultural sensibilities of each individual country. However, at least one […]

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Friday News Roundup, November 6, 2009

| Nov 5 | 2 Comments

Here are some book related stories that have been in the news this week: Entertainment Weekly has the first chapter of the Twilight parody, Nightlight. (EW) Mattie Stepanek‚Äôs mother, Jeni, has written a new book about his life. Good Morning America has an excerpt. (GMA) Are ebooks and the price war changing the publishing industry? (PBS) The family of Stieg Larsson, author of The Girl […]

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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson [Review]

| Jul 20 | 0 Comments

Up until I read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, I imagined Sweden as a peaceful, tranquil country. Now I have a vision of Sweden as a country plagued by corruption, racism, misogyny, and horrific violence against women. I purchased this book on a whim without knowing much about it, and I was surprised by the graphic violence. Had I known the […]

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