“The Afterlife of Stieg Larsson”

Yet Another Article about Stieg Larsson’s books

New York Times writer-at-large Charles McGrath has a lengthy article this week on the author of “The Millenium Series” of books, Stieg Larsson.  The article can be found here.

This article also compares the title character to Pippi Longstocking, “the strong-willed character in Astrid Lindgren’s children’s books” and is not the first I’ve seen to do so.  I’ve never read any Pippi Longstocking, but now I’m intrigued…

Also, there is a lot of speculation (here we go again) about whether or not Larsson is the true author of the books, as apparently they represent a great leap forward in his writing skill.

His early demise at 50 years old has led to some ‘conspiracy theories’ that maybe there was something more to his death than the official story, but McGrath dismisses this with “But the evidence is close to overwhelming that Larsson died of a massive heart attack. Everyone agrees that he took terrible care of himself. He didn’t exercise, he smoked a lot and if he ever ate a green vegetable, no one has reported it.”

Lots of biographical info about Larsson and very interesting reading.

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