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Books versus Movies

Is the book always better than the film? It’s a commonly stated opinion, but I wonder.

So, I decided to use this blog to shove this opinion up to the light (like a bigass halogen spotlight, where your choices are blink or be blinded FOREVER) and see if it holds up to scrutiny. I’ll be reading chapter by chapter, day by day, and giving you my breakdown of what worked, what didn’t. When the book’s finished and done with, I’ll watch the movie and see how they match up. And, of course, you are welcome to follow along. Read with me,watch with me, whatever floats your boat.

The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo comes out in (American) theaters December 21st, 2011. There was a film released in 2009 in Sweden, and the book was published in English posthumously, in 2008. Because I can count this amongst the few books I have tried to read in the past and been utterly repelled by…this one will be first!

Let’s get to it.