Book Fetish # 5: Lisbeth Salander

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
       She did not in fact have an eating disorder, Armansky was sure of that. On the contrary, she seemed to consume every kind of junk food. She had simply been born thin, with slender bones that made her look girlish and fine-limbed with small hands, narrow wrists, and childlike breasts. She was twenty-four, but she sometimes looked fourteen.
       She had a wide mouth, a small nose, and high cheekbones that gave her an almost Asian look. Her movements were quick and spidery, and when she was working at the computer her fingers flew over the keys. Her extreme slenderness would have made a career in modelling impossible, but with the right make-up her face could have put her on any billboard in the world. Sometimes she wore black lipstick, and in spite of the tattoos and pierced nose and eyebrows she was...well...attractive. It was inexplicable.

---The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, p.41

Lisbeth Salander Debe Vivir  ©Fernando de Vicente 2009
Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth


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