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Quote #10

The message ended with the information that Vanger had booked the same hotel as last time. (9.107)

Salander digested the information. Then she shrugged […]. (9.108)

Salander finds out about Blomkvist's affair with Harriet by reading his emails. Since she helped Blomkvist solve the mystery of Harriet Vanger, she's one of the few people besides Blomkvist and Berger who know Harriet's secrets. We'd have thought she'd have something more of a reaction that that. But, she's pretending she doesn't care.

Quote #11

Mimmi: No. Lisbeth has sex with me, but that isn't the same thing as being a dike. I don't think she knows herself what sort of sexual identity she has. I'd guess she's bisexual." (20.30)

This is Mimmi explaining Salander's sexual identity to the police. From what we read in Tattoo, Mimmi is giving a pretty good assessment. As far as matters of consensual sex are concerned, Salander doesn't know much about labeling sexual identities.

Quote #12

The press would rip him to shreds. A member of the Security Police who exploited teenage prostitutes…If only those fucking cunts hadn't been so young. (23.29)

Now we're in Gunnar Björck's head, and Björck is thinking about himself. Björck is the guy most responsible for keeping the lid on the whole Zala affair. The prostitutes he's talking about were provided to him by Zala's sex trade business, which Björck helps facilitate.

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