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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


by Stieg Larsson

Sex Quotes in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph). We used Reg Keeland/a.k.a. Steven T. Murray's English language translation.

Quote #4

"We should have locked the front door. Erika – this is Cecilia Vanger. Cecilia – Erika Berger is the editor-in-chief of Millennium. (15.85)

This is what Blomkvist says when Erika surprises him while he's in bed with Cecilia. Blomkvist is too smooth. Poor Cecilia – she'd have rather met Erika under different circumstances.

Quote #5

"I'm really pissed off," Berger said. "I drive all the way up here and find you in bed with the town femme fatale." (15.110)

This playful comment might work subtly in Blomkvist's mind to help him suspect Cecilia of being dangerous and hiding secrets. She isn't, but since Blomkvist basically accuses her of lying, their personal relationship is a little busted up at the end.

Quote #6

She did not give a damn about labels, did not see that it was anybody else's business who she spent her nights with. If she had to chose, she preferred guys. (18.2)

Salander and Blomkvist both have this basic attitude, though Blomkvist isn't interested in men, as far as we know. What we mean is, they both like sex – as long as it's consensual.

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