Monday, March 02, 2009

On Stieg Larssson's sources

My favorite post this week is from DJs Krimiblog, about the origins of Stieg Larsson's Mikael Blomkvist, complete with startling visual evidence.

© Peter Rozovsky 2009

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Blogger R. T. Davis said...

Your interesting entry on Larsson is timely. The American release of his second novel is coming up fast. My reading of the advance review copy convinces me that it surpasses the debut installment. On a separate note, I have high praise for your blog (which I discovered only this morning), and I look forward to visiting often.

March 02, 2009  
Blogger Dorte H said...

Oh, thank you for your post and your link!
I really enjoyed revisiting a childhood favourite and being able to add some interesting photos.

March 02, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

R.T., your opinion seems to be the consensus among UK readers who have read both books: that the second is better. This seems to be the opinion even of those who loved "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."

And thanks very much for the kind words.

March 02, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

You're welcome, Dorte. I was interested in your comment for more than just the amusing resemblance between the two photographs. I have read and enjoyed Eoin Colfer's books, his Artemis Fowl series but especially the wonderful "Half-Moon Investigations," which is about another 12-year-old detective.

Here are my Colfer posts: http://detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/search/label/Eoin%20Colfer

Here are a couple about "Half-Moon Investigations": http://detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/search/label/Half%20Moon%20Investigations

March 02, 2009  
Blogger Dorte H said...

I am glad I am not the only one who appreciates great fiction for children. My daughters are 18 and 22 now, but when they are really tired or just need to relax after an exam or so, they often re-read some of the children´s books on our shelves.
(And so do I once in a while, but don´t tell my colleagues).

March 02, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I delight in recounting how I found my way to "young adult" fiction. I enjoyed Eoin Colfer's contribution to the "Dublin Noir" short-story anthology and looked for more of his work. I was frustrated to discover that he had published only Y.A. fiction in addition to this one story. I eventually broke down, read "Half-Moon Investigations," then one Artemis Fowl book, and then all but the most recent, which awaits on my to-read pile.

March 02, 2009  

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