This cover is exactly what I’ve been afraid of ever since I heard that David Fincher was making the American version of the Swedish best sellers. How very dare he subordinate the girl to the he-man? The title of the books is THE GIRL with the dragon tattoo, and Lisbeth Salander is the main character, the through line. She is definitely no ingenue! I read the first book when it came out in America, and then was so impatient that I ordered the next two from Amazon UK. Her story is a shocking journey that ranges from the highly personal to a scandal capable of taking down a corrupt government. Salander does not need to clutch at the chest of a man, as she’s represented here. My concern has always been that she was too much woman for Fincher to handle. International audiences have been eating her character up; will Hollywood smother her in ketchup, add ground beefcake, and insists it tastes the same?
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