Quote of the Day“The real kick in reading Larsson’s trilogy is his clever, repeated expression of a rarely spoken truth: In a world that underpays and undervalues their very existence, women aren’t out for revenge. They’re out for justice.” — Billy Frolick, The Huffington Post.
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Category Archives: Stieg Larsson
The New York Times recently interviewed Pete Townshend, star of the legendary rock band, The Who. Townshend, whose lyrics have always been among the most interesting in the rock ‘n roll genre, also has a genuine literary side to his intellectual life … Continue reading
In case you haven’t seen it yet, check out the trailer for the DC Comics graphic novel adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. What do you think of this adaptation, and the fact that they’ve made a trailer for … Continue reading
Our headline here reflects, of course, the original title of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. The theme deservedly generated a lot more attention to the plague of violence against women, not just in Sweden but internationally (see Chapter 7 of The Tattooed Girl, for example). Now, three Swedish academics … Continue reading
To whet our continuing appetite for all things Stieg Larsson, DC Vertigo Comics has released a five-page prequel to their soon-to-come interpretation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The Fincher movie was an adaptation. The teaser for the graphic novel hints … Continue reading
Readers of this blog are well aware of the tragedy that has befallen Eva Gabrielsson, the life partner of Stieg Larsson, who has been denied any right to his literary or financial estate. Under Swedish inheritance law, common-law partners cannot … Continue reading
The New York Times Magazine features an in-depth look at actress Noomi Rapace, whose new Hollywood movies—including Brian de Palma’s Passion and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus (a film that “shares its DNA with Scott’s Alien,” although it specifically not supposed to be a prequel or a sequel) are … Continue reading
Variety reports on the global popularity of Swedish film and culture in the wake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:
The most famous scene in Swedish film used to be Max von Sydow playing chess with Death on the seashore in Ingmar Bergman‘s “The Seventh Seal.” Now it’s Noomi Rapace carving “I am a rapist pig” on the belly of her hog-tied abuser in “The … Continue reading
A new book has been published in English in the UK called The Expo Files, which anthologizes some of the best of Stieg Larsson’s journalistic pieces for Expo, the Swedish political magazine that he wrote for and edited for the last … Continue reading
The UK newspaper The Guardian recently reviewed Babycall, a new movie set in Norway starring Noomi Rapace, the actress who so convincingly played Lisbeth Salander in the Scandinavian film versions of the Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. Although it is showing in London cinemas, there is … Continue reading