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Old 08-07-2016, 07:39 AM
jtur88 jtur88 is offline
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Originally Posted by nearwildheaven View Post
I won his first book, and gave up after about 15 pages. It just didn't make any sense to me.
That was just a prologue, to outline the politico-economic circumstances of the times relevant to the events, which presages the intellectual depth of the book. But if you found it boring and inconsequential, you probably wouldn't have appreciated the rest of the work, either, which is not intended to be a page-turner.. (Talking about Stieg Larsson's "Girl/Dragon Tattoo" here.) In fact, Larsson never intended for the novels to be offered to a publisher in the first place, he wrote it with no reader in mind, just to self-analyze and critique his own thoughts and style. The namuscripts were sent to a publisher after his death..

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