[UPDATED] The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Who Will Break the Code Within the Dates?
After four flowers (well three really, but four in our hearts) it seems that my wish will be granted.
From the beginning of the treasure hunt I have been wondering if the dates were helping to find the clues (the answer is no), and if no, what was their purpose? (the answer is: let’s find out.)
Several people are already on it, trying to find out a pattern within the grid and/or references in the book.
Even though 1959 and 1989 could be linked to events respectively related to Harriet and Lisbeth (see below), 2000 and 1965 are still left unexplained, and nothing is to say that it is as ‘simple’ as the explanation offered so far.
People are offering nice theories in the comments, so I’ll keep track of them and will update the information. You can join the club and bring your knowledge and wisdom (of course).
WARNING: there might be spoilers on the way, so if you haven’t read the books it’s time to go spend some money on a good old fashion paperback at your local bookstore, or close your eyes.
- Heather/Phoenix (H/P), who has been working hard on the subject is looking for dates corresponding to the murders below:
You can contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
THEORIES SO FAR:
1958 is the year that Henrik Vanger moved Harriet and Martin to his place because their parents, Gottfried and Isabella, were irresponsible and lazy, prone to partying from Henrik’s descriptions. [From H/P and Star_Nubalo (S_N) ]
1989 would be the year that one of the 40 flowers were sent to Henrik. It was also the year Lisbeth turned 11, the year before she set her father on fire. By 1989 the term “legally incompetent” could no longer be applied to adults, Lisbeth [I believe] is 24 in Dragon Tattoo, 6 years over the age of a legal adult, and she’s still been declared incompetent by the Swedish courts. [H/P]
But the real question is: if the dates unlock something, what is it? (and where in the world)
UPDATE With Toronto and NYC flowers:
check the archives for a taste of it.