Sorry! For all of you who are dashing to your mail daily in hopes of a special advance mailing of ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” — it appears that there will be very few ARCs, largely because those are printed to spark interest, and I think we’d all agree the burning interest is ALREADY there! And no, I haven’t heard anything about moving the U.S. printing up from May. I know there’s been some stories in the mail about bookstores ordering copies from Amazon UK, but there are copyright issues, so don’t go into those murky waters. Of course you could always take a trip to the UK or a lovely Scandinavian country and bring a copy back, but that seems a bit extreme to me, and I’m a huge fan of the series.
Just to keep your interest at fever pitch, there appear to be “dueling [film] versions of Dragon Tattoo on the horizon”. Sony Pictures has taken the English-language screen rights. The script is being held up by a rights squabble between Stieg Larsson’s folks and his longtime partner, Eva Gabrielsson. Stay tuned. There is already a Swedish-language film version released last February. It’s grossed millions and millions across Europe and has been picked up for the U.S. by Music Box Films. It is scheduled to be released in March.
In the meantime…..go back and re-read the first two volumes. They stand up to re-examination. Those characters have a lot of depth and the plots are SO twisty! What?! Some of you haven’t read them AT ALL! No excuses about too many holds and not being able to get your hands on a copy. Either order more at once—or here’s a thought, rush out, buy copies, read them, and then give them as a gift!!
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
$14.95 | 978-0-307-45454-6 | Vintage
The Girl Who Played with Fire
$15.95 | 978-0-307-45455-3 | Vintage
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
$26.95 | 978-0-307-26999-7 | Knopf | May