It is not everyday that one encounters a character like Lisbeth Salander. An anti-heroine whose raw grit can only be described as haunting! The story follows a girl who sustains brutality but doesn’t give up without a fight. She fights back in the best way she knew how, through technology, absolutely fascinating, dontcha think? In this day and age, any one of us could be a spy! If you are a bad person, doing bad things, it is not so hard now, a, days to bring you down and out of the shadows and into the light. Recently the group “Anonymous” has made headlines by unmasking quite a few villains and though it seems a little like the Wild West out there it still doesn’t change the fact that really bad people are getting their just deserts. It can be a dangerous world, sometimes, more so for women but if you equip yourself in the right way, learn how defend yourself, give yourself a fighting chance, even the smallest girl can protect herself and others from those who would do them harm or maybe even deter a potential predator? My heritage is Scandinavian and Jewish, this also drew me to the story since both these cultures figure highly in it. In the Hollywood version Lisbeth rides an absolute gem of motorbike, a Honda CL 350. These machines (5 of them) were stripped down and rebuilt numerous times during the filming of the movie. I enjoyed the Swedish version of the films a lot but nothing brought the story more to life for me than that bike! I have read that they are bringing the bikes back for the next installment of “The Girl” and they may be throwing a few more surprises our way! 😉 So, have a look at the mechanical wizards behind the bike and let me know what you think! 😀 I am very much looking forward to what the next Hollywood version, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” has to offer.