Stieg Larsson

    The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

      The next 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' novel has a title The latest installment in the continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series is due out in September, and the book's U.K. publisher has just revealed the title as "The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye."The upcoming book - whose title was revealed in a tweet from ... Read more

    Background

    Stiegs grandfather, an inspiring role model Stieg Larsson was born in Vasterbotten in northern Sweden in 1954. At the time of his birth, his parents were too young and too poor to keep him, so he was raised by his grandparents in a small village in the north of Sweden. Stieg's grandfather, Severin Boström, became the male role model for the young Stieg. Severin was strongly anti-fascist (and during the Second World War he was imprisoned in the work camp in Storsien for his anti-Nazi opinions)*. Had he been Danish, he would no doubt have been placed in a German Conc ... Read more

    Work

    Left-wing activism and anti-war protests After finishing school and his military service, Stieg Larsson worked a couple of years at a post office. During these years in the mid-seventies, he was an active member of the Swedish left-wing movement which flourished during these years. He edited a Trotskyite magazine, and he took a great interest in the ongoing war in Vietnam.Private mapping of extremists ... Read more

    The legacy

    Controversy surrounding the legacy Stieg Larsson spent 32 years of his life with the architect Eva Gabrielsson. However, they never married, maybe due to Stieg's dangerous work at the Expo-foundation. They did not have any children, and Stieg left no written will, so according to Swedish law, Stieg's estate was inherited by his father and brother. This sparked a dispute between Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg's relatives. She claims that they “were never a part of our lives” and that they are not the right persons handling Stieg's estate. ... Read more

    Millennium Trilogy

    The Millennium Trilogy consists of -"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo",-"The Girl Who Played With Fire", and-"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest". A well prepared debutant  Stieg Larsson began thinking about writing detective novels back in the early 90's, according to co-worker Anna-Lena Lodenius in an interview with ... Read more

    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

      The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first novel in The Millennium Trilogy. It was published in 2005, one year after the author Stieg Larsson’s death. ... Read more

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  • Where is Hedestad?
    Jussi Tuovinen says:

    Larsson puts his “Hedestad” and “Hedeby” clearly on the coast “about an hour” north of Gävle, but as they (unfortunately ;-) don’t exist the filmmakers had to find something which resembles more or less the descriptions in the book.As “heder” in Swedish means “hono(u)r” there’s quite heavy irony here as those activities in those places depicted in the book are actually quite far from honorable… :-pp Of course “the Honor of the (Vanger) Family” is a theme emphasized heavily in the book too.Talking about name allusions I guess it’s not a coincidence that the name “Vanger” sounds quite similar than Wagner, another name quite heavily although also unfairly connected with the Nazis too… ;-))

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye
    Victor says:

    Can't wait to read it!!!

  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web
    Essensian says:

    I am no deep literary theorist. I very much enjoyed the first three and hence was really keen to read this. Turns out I enjoyed it equally, but this one brought me to tears where the others didn't.

  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web

    the 4th "Millennium"Book was quite interesting, thrilling ... but not so good as the first three books. There were places where so called "look into the future/ predictions" were written - it was too revealing, stealing the whole excitement from not-knowing what's going on at first sight. and at the end L.Salander coming on herself to M.Blomkvist... unbelievable, not typical for her... but maybe people change... maybe L.Salander's changing (as Keane's singing ;)) I've that book. I've quenched my curiosity.PS. Sorry for my English, I'm not a native Speaker and English isn't my everyday Language.
    - Gogh Van,

  • The legacy
    Mary Lapeyrade says:

    I just read The Girl in the Spider’s Web. It started slow, had too many new characters, but I still enjoyed the read. If Eva is ever able to write more books, I would read those too.

    - Mary Lapeyrade,

  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web
    Sandra says:

    Is book 5 in then works? Book 4 end unfinished again.

    - Sandra,

  • Background
    islandfox says:

    I have read all four books and seen both american version and swedish versions of the movies that were made. Actually all four books are EXCELLENT – I’m thrilled that a fourth book was written and look forward to more…..I can see where the characters can keep going! I actually “read and listen” to the books and the reader is Simon Vance – an excellent ‘reader.’ I recommend listening to him read!

    - islandfox,

  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web
    Tara Lawrence-Stuart says:

    Did Lagercrantz use the incomplete fourth novel the family has and how does Eva Gabrielsson feel? What if she finishes Stieg’s partly written fourth book? Maybe we will see Dueling Dragonns? I write this in 2015, and Lagercrantz’ book The Girl In The Spider Web is out here in the USA. I have had misgivings about reading so far but ny curiosity is growing.

    - Tara Lawrence-Stuart,

  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web
    turtle says:

    Below is the review I put in to Amazon. Its long but its still my two cents worth

    Fourth Book:Lagercrantz and Dad/brother fail Stieg

    I purchased Girl…Spider Web on my Kindle prior to its publication date and got it, promptly as August became September. I went to bed at 4:30 am, got up at 9:15 and was reading it as I drank my morning coffee.

    I am disappointed It is a good tale of daring-due but, instead of a good graphic novel it slides down into a comic book. I found the Millennium Trilogy to be so visual that I was convinced that Larsson had, like me, a visual awareness that was cinematic and that often offers the graphic novelist an opportunity. I am aware that Lisbeth has been drawn in this format though I have never seen it up close.

    David Lagercrantz put Lisbeth in a comic book as a maybe unconscious betrayal of his opinion of Larsson’s books, He has her doing things Child would have his 6 ft 5 in 250 lb. Jack Reacher do, only faster.

    It betrays Lisbeth’s story, as I see it.

    I see Lisbeth as a mix of a gifted young adult whose emotional life has been warped and stilted by constant violence in her childhood culminating in traumatic events.

    She is frustrated and abandoned by all adult authority, spending her puberty strapped to a bed with a pedophile hovered above her. She has stayed below the horizon since waiting out High School (don.t know what the Swedes call their adolescent socialization institutions). Being small in a milieu that is lawless, she has learned to defend herself by outright intense attack and flight: witness the encounter that breaks her computer

    Then we are told about the rape where she has under-estimated her new guardian, Bjurmann and she is overpowered and then, when the bastard is done, she limps off and broods on the subject. She puts together a plan, gathers information, her video tape, adds a taser and a tattoo implement and strikes fast and resolutely, pressing the advantage of surprise to quickly implement that plan.

    Lisbeth uses her successful understanding of how to defend herself and Blomkvist by a full-bodied, two handed swipe(s) at Vanger with a weapon at hand and then giving chase relentlessly (in the book, without a firearm and without Blomkvist’s permission).She does not kill Martin because he kills himself.

    In “Girl who played with Fire” Larsson outlines Lisbeth learning to be a warrior.

    Lisbeth uses learned tactics on Granada to thwart the deadly plans of the guy who is intent on using the hurricane to cover the murder of his wife.She uses a found weapon but does not kill him but she does allow the storm to do it.

    She is caught unaware shortly after returning to Sweden, but again uses surprise and quick, intense, and violent tactics to exploit her appearance (small, skinny, female) to the disadvantage of her assailant. She does retreat effectively.

    She takes her hardware even when she does not expect to need it when she goes out to her Bjurmann’s cabin in search of her papers and, when the Bikers arrive, she knows she is in for a fight and that her only chance of survival is to deploy all her resources quickly and without hesitation. The result is she adds the Makarov pistol to her kit and uses a Harley-Davidson to get clear. She recognizes one of them as the one who assaulted her and shoots him in the foot—she does not kill him.

    She takes her inventory of weapons to confront Zala and Niedermann, whom she anticipates only vaguely. Her plan, this time, is not thought through because her accumulated methods of self-defense have proved sufficient in the past. Lisbeth, hose experiences with Milton Security should have informed her, finds her tactics are not adequate to the the job because of electronic security equipment.

    Her screw-up gets her killed—almost.

    Still, her tactics serve her when she digs herself out of her grave but in her weakened state she does not kill Zala and she fails to press her advantage, still surprise effects a scare in Niedermann’s warped, superstitious perceptions.

    She is learning the whole time.

    Lagercrantz takes this character through a series of actions from a distance where she defeats opponents trained to kill and the reader has only has a vague narrative of her progress to that point, other than some reference to workouts in a boxing gym. She remains a static Lone Ranger figure

    In passing; his Camille is an even worse cut-out figure who lacks any kind of reality—she cannot even be described except as some sort of siren who fogs the mind of men. It is goofy and her character is allowed to escape for the next book like a comic book arch-villain – think the Joker or any of them From Marvel or DC–an interchangeable cardboard villain. A missed opportunity to create a really interesting character.

    None of the subsidiary characters are taken anywhere new: Inspector Bubble has some sort of religious musings and meets a girl, Modig, except for her orange flavored chocolate has no developemnt and Ekstrom remains a clueless weasel

    I don’t even want to mention all the computer crap except that another opportunity to inform is missed by a lack of effort. Some characters around it are moderatly interesting even as they lack credibility. I suspect it is really safe to cite N.S.A. Over-reach in Sweden—no insight into things Swedish other than a bunch of greedy or ambitious bureaucrats—all cardboard cut-outs. This is the only nod toward Larsson’s political awareness.

    Logercrantz insults the whole of the Millennium series by creating stereotypes such that it will go straight to comic books and not even appeal to a Graphic Novel. The movie will be by a modern day Hanna-Barbara type studio, who will job out the animation to the Philippines, or some such and put it straight to DVD and it will appear on the Streaming sites that offer goofy stuff with commercials for deodorant and food choppers.

    And, I liked “I Am Zlatan” and I am not sorry I bought it instead of getting it from the Library. I heatedly object to having paid for this effort: a weak-ass bundle of money grubbing prose.

    I think this ends my concern for this topic

    - turtle,

  • Eva Gabrielsson
    Escapeartist13 says:

    I will not buy the new novel unless I hear that Eva will get some of the royalties. It seems that the only relationship that Stieg had with his father and brother was after his death, when they became “close” to a fortune. Shame on them!!!!

    - Escapeartist13,

  • Stieg Larsson and psychiatry

    I don't know much about Swedish psychiatry but I know enough to think that Larrson had his own thing about psychiatry for whatever reason. It is unlikely that he would choose any psychiatrist as a hero. He is also pretty careless about medical treatment, also, altho he does have a general physician who is at least a hapless hero.- Jq,

  • Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander
    David Sandoval says:

    I would be willing to give my story to Noomi.Its about a Man making friends, with a creature. That has a 23? foot print.Close to 12' foot tall an is like a giant pick pocket. Only thing is his shear total Rage.His senses are amazing ,an he doesn’t trust anyone. Not even the guy he’s stealing the beers from.

    God’s the boss.I just live hear .TeamEarthlings.

    warthog445@gmail. David Sandoval Hello Noomi .Your an Angel

    - David Sandoval,

  • the tour
    Daniela Fernandes in Portugal says:

    Oh my… I’d love to do this tour! To see the places I read about, to see the paths the characters did to go from a place to another, to be where they meet, everything… Stieg Larsson is the responsible of this wish of mine! Thanks =)

    Posted by Daniela Fernandes in Portugal ,

  • The Girl With The Stick-on Tattoo
    Cass in Christchurch says:

    this is awesome!!

    Posted by Cass in Christchurch ,

  • Millennium Trilogy
    Leonard S says:

    read about the up coming novel, plan to indulge with the other three. brother and father should demonstrate a capacity for justice and equity and share the estate with larsson’s partner/wife be real

    - Leonard S,

  • Background
    Sherrie Norman says:

    I saw both the American and the Swedish version’s of the books. I decided to read the books, but I didn’t hold much hope for them being any good. Almost always, once you watch the movie/movies, the books ( if you haven’t read them 1st) aren’t much good. I am so glad to say, that to me, both versions of the movies were good, but I personally think that the Swedish version was better than the American version. Both together made for a most interesting watch. The book?? Well I thought, and so did my Husband, that all 3 books were WONDERFUL!!! I was really surprised that the books to me were so good. I have read and watched the movies over again over again. I wish Stieg Larsson had not passed away. She was a super Author. This new book coming out by someone completely different, worries me. I really hope he can keep to what Stieg Larsson started with. I also have to wonder, (sure he died after turning in all three books) if Stieg Larsson meant for them to be the beginning and the end of the story. I guess time will tell. Yes I have pre-ordered the new book!!! I’ve got to at least try it out. Lol.

    - Sherrie Norman,

  • Millennium Trilogy
    G Kasturi says:

    So nice to read this article on the back drop in which SL wrote the trilogy.

    It is so very unfortunate that he died without tasting the fruits of his success and the movie made in Sweden.

    I am sure he will be remembered in Swedish and world crime novel Novelist circle for a long time to come

    Good luck to the team

    May his Nobel Soul R I P

    Kasturi G

    - G Kasturi,

  • Millennium TV mini series
    admin says:

    hey please i’m huge fun off the movies,can somebody please email me the links of the extended episodes?!tkank yo very much!!

    ,

  • Eva Gabrielsson
    Oakenleaves says:

    Mrs. Gabrielssons comments on the father and brother of the late Stieg Larsson is libel. The Messr. Larsson have been most generous to her, yet they are treated with nothing but contempt and ridicule from this presumptiuos woman. The word megalomania comes to mind.

    - Oakenleaves,

    • Ron, says:

      I read that the other author David wrote the fourth on his own. Or am I mistaken?

      - Tara Lawrence

      -Stuart,


  • Millennium Trilogy
    dean trevallion coole says:

    probably my favorite writer at the moment wish he was still alive because then we as the world would have more brilliant stories to discover and also you never lose your attention through out the books . Larsson gives great insight in to his characters and keeps you holding your breath from beginning to end

    - dean trevallion coole,

  • Larsson is a sick minded genius!

    I enjoyed the first 3 books and can't wait to read #4. I hope the series goes on and on. If the new author, who isn't new, is as good as Stieg, we have a lot of good reading ahead of us- John B. Schroeder