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RE: I hated to love this book about Millennium!
And this is the review by Christopher Marcus on Amazon, given in full:
This post was last modified: 27 Jul 2012 09:10 PM by Andre Jute
4 Stars out of 5
Hate it or love it - but do read it
By Christopher Marcus
Amazon Verified Purchase
STIEG LARSSON Man, Myth & Mistress (Kindle Edition)
As a longtime webmaster of a Stieg Larsson fan site, sallysfriends, I thought I would really loathe a book that tore apart pretty much everything about the Millennium Trilogy - and the positive stories about Larsson and Eva Gabrielsson in the media. But aside from being a thoroughly entertaining and informative read (rant), I do suspect that the author - Jute - wants to like the books. Otherwise, why waste time lamenting Larsson's "errors" in terms of writing, trying to come up with alternatives, and - most importantly - wasting time writing this book at all? If you think Larsson was a saint and the Millennium stories are perfect, you will probably see red reading this analysis/review.
If you - like me - enjoyed the books to no end, but were aware of (and not seldom annoyed by) their chaotic structure, dead-end subplots (like Berger when goes to the daily) and perhaps a little concerned with the, er, morally incongruent uses of sex and violence in the story, well ... then you'll get something out of this.
After all, if you loved the stories, and especially Lisbeth Salander, as much as I did, you won't begin hating them after reading this. You'll just come away with a fuller understanding of how they came to be, and how they can be read. I'm pretty amazed at Jute's accomplishment in this regard, he even rips apart Salander, one of my fav all-time fictional characters, and still I was both intrigued, educated and entertained while reading. No mean feat.
Read it - the ebook version is priced properly in this day and age, and you will get your money's worth.