Friday, May 28, 2010

We're all Vikings now - The Stieg Larsson phenomenon led to this Foreign Policy article: "We're all Swedes now."

As coincidence would have it, I just finished "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" this past week. Here's my spoiler-free review: the first third was slow but ably set the stage for the story and the characters, the second third was very good as the suspense built and the plot quickened, but the final third was a let-down.

Let's just say there were elements of the conclusion to which I could not suspend disbelief. Lisbeth Salander (the girl) is a great character, but the denouement just about spoiled it for me.

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