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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


by Stieg Larsson

Violence 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 #7

[Martin:] "[…] I'm more of a serial rapist than a serial murderer. […] most of all, I'm a serial kidnapper. The killing is a natural consequence – so to speak – because I have to hide my crime." (24.26)

As Salander discovers in Martin's "death book" (25.8), he basically stalks every woman he encounters and, from all of these, picks the victims who are least likely to be missed.

Quote #8

He slipped the leather strap through a loop above Blomkvist's head and then tightened it so he was forced to stand on tiptoes. (24.89)

Blomkvist is the first of Martin's victims to enter the basement and exit alive.

Quote #9

[Salander:] "Do you like pain, creep?" (24.102)

This line is sure to make it into the Hollywood version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. She doles out pain to Martin with one of his CEO toys, a golf club.

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