The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo

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  1. Jim

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    The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo

    Just finished reading the three books that make the Dragon tattoo triology [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1849162883/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=103612307&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=1847245455&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=1CT4JGAEHJAWAPGBNNH4"]Millenium Triology[/ame] absolutely superb. Best read for ages, I highly recommend you buy them for those longer winter nights, I don't think you'll be disappointed. :thumb:

    Translated from Swedish, sadly the author handed in the 3 books together to a publisher and then died very shortly afterwards, he never lived to see them in print or see what a world wide phenomenon they have become.
     
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    Thanks Jim! The link isn't working though!

    When you click it you get:-


    Looking for something?
    We're sorry. The Web address you entered is not a functioning page on our site.

    Go to Amazon.co.uk's Home Page
     
  3. Jim

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    I will try and sort the link out. I bought them 3 for 2 at tescos:Smile:
     
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    Brilliant Jim. And some of the supermarkets have these on offer at the moment.:Smile:
     
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    Sorry Jim, My above post crossed with yours .. I wasn't being fascetious.:Smile:
     
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    I think that goes without saying Joy:BigGrin:
     
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    Brilliant, thanks Jim.

    I've an 8" XP netbook, a bit less convenient than an ebook, but not a lot in a MH environment.

    Never seen Digital Editions before. I'll get experimenting.


    PS: That's a good £12 saved on one post and by not having to buy an ebook reader another £200(ish).

    Ebay has a load of the Toshiba NB100s for less than an ebook but with all the advantages of a proper XP computer.
     
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    .....And the films are rather good too

    :thumb:
     
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    Success.

    Downloaded reader to this PC. Bit of farting about registering with Adobe.

    Buy book from Waterstones. Download immediately. Read.

    Next hurdle. Download reader to netbook. Easy second time because Adobe knows me. Read transfer instructions. Transfer book file to netbook and add to library.

    Very reasonable usage limitations, can download to 6 computers. So a whole family can share books on their own PCs.

    Well pleased.

    Here is a system that seems perfect for paperless magazines, so no excuse for magazines to close down due to paper costs.
     
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    I found it because it comes as standard with the Sony readers. The prices of the books were horrendous, in some cases the ebook was as expensive as the hardback. :Eek!: But since amazon Launched the kindle in the UK the price of ebooks has been dropping dramatically.
     
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    E reader

    I've tried e reading on the small Sony lappy.. just don't do it for me .. so I can't ever imagine buying a dedicated reader.

    I much prefer paper, read in the bath, beach, bed, bus etc ..

    I make notes, dog ear the pages .. write on the inside cover where and when bought or who from .. can even throw it at the dog :Laughing:

    I'll stick with paperbacks thanks :thumb:

    thanks for the recommendation on the book Jim .. will look for it at the charity shops:Laughing:
     
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    Download it from your Public Library. Its free. Then you can screen read or print and read.

    Jim
    :Smile:
     
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    Yes I love a paperback too for all of those reasons, but I also enjoy my Sony Reader, and I can dog ear pages too, make notes on it and have a search function for them:Smile:I keep lots of stuff I need to read for work on it too, as well as about 500 books that I can dip into as the mood takes me. I need to spend 3 nights in a hotel this week, The Sony is great for that, takes up no space in a brief case and is great for travelling esp in a motorhome. I can only read short documents on a reflective laptop, but the sony and kindle screens are superb and resemble perfect print on crisp white paper, no reflections even in bright sun.
     
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    Jim you are spot on the books are more than excellent we read them when they first came out, sadly to say don`t bother with the film, we bought the DVD and they ruin the story line completely.

    As you enjoyed Stieg Larsson`s trilogy, we would recommend "The Snowman" written by "Jo Nesbo" another Swedish writer and another excellent plot.
     
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    Waterstones is expensive, Kindle edition £3.79 downloaded it last night. £10.78 for all three in the series.

    Olley
     
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    I have them as audiobooks.

    Listened to the first and saving the others for when we are in France later this month. Makes the drive much more pleasant.
     
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    Those Scandinavians!!!

    Jim

    Couldn't agree more, it's an amazing Dickensian Feminist Masterpiece! I was totally knocked out by it. I thought Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo were impressive but the Millenium Trilogy is awesome. Scandinavia is producing some great thrillers whilst the US is producing garbage like Swimsuit by Patterson and his assistants or is it 'software'? Thank God for Connelly, Child and Lescroart.

    What would it be like on a Kindle I wonder?

    Cheers, Dave.
     
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    Started my Kindle off with the Millenium Trilogy on Jim's reccommendation. Absolutely superb a really great read. Thanks Jim. :thumb:
     
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