It’s Book Traveling Thursday! It is a weekly meme hosted by Catia and Danielle. At the beginning of each month, they post a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of various editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favourite cover, and your least favourite cover. To find out more check out Goodreads group!
This week’s theme is: Because reading takes us to a lot of different adventures choose a book that makes you think about traveling. Book that first came to my mind and which I’m featuring in today’s post is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy #1) by Stieg Larsson. The original Swedish title is ‘Men who hate women’ and I think that the original title works perfectly well with the book’s story. Anyway, why I have chosen this title? Because after reading this book I wanted to visit Sweden, go to see all the places where Mikael Blomkvist was in Stockholm, go and see Uppsala. When I finally go there, I will join The Millennium Tour.
A murder mystery, family saga, love story, and a tale of financial intrigue wrapped into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.Harriet Vanger, scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pieced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.
– Original Cover and Polish cover –
Polish cover is the same as the original cover, so I’m not adding it here. I like how raw this cover is, and that it is designed to look like the magazine.
– Favourite Cover –
All my favourite covers feature dragon, and they all look so pretty. The Dutch edition of the trilogy will look especially good on the bookshelf.
– Least Favourite Cover –
Can someone explain to me why there is Wednesday Addams on the cover of French edition? And what did wrong with designing the tattoo for German cover? And why is this woman on Spanish edition such oddly shaped?