Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Post-CrimeFest: The legal fight over the "Millennium Trilogy"

The Sunday Times offers this wrap-up of the legal wrangling over Stieg Larsson's literary estate. The article is worth reading despite its stupid headline.
© Peter Rozovsky 2009

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Blogger R. T. said...

Ah, there is nothing like $10 million or so to bring out the worst in people. Surely the girlfriend and father can sort things out, or--as Larsson's novels ought to suggest to them--money has a way of provoking people to rather murderous extremes.

At any rate, thanks for sharing the article. Frankly, though, such publicity tends to take the bloom off the Trilogy's rose (at least for me), though publicists would probably argue that any publicity--even if it involves greed and litigation--is good publicity.

And I note that we must endure a filmed version, which might ruin everything in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Undeterred, though, I will press ahead with reading the second installment in Larsson's trilogy in the next week or so, and will include a review at Booked For Murder (http://bookedformurder.blogspot.com).

Postscript: Are you thoroughly rejuvenated (and recovered) from CrimeFest?

May 19, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Rejuvenated, yes. Recovered, no. I'm going to give myself an early night tonight.

The squabble over the Larsson estate is sad but understandable, I guess, but it turns weird with the bit about the offer to swap a big chunk of the interitance in return for the laptop with the unfinished fourth book. I'd say that casts those who made the offer in a bad light.

May 19, 2009  

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