Martin Vanger and Herman Webster Mudgett
I just finished reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It wasn’t my favorite book, but I found the Martin Vanger character (and perhaps his father Gottfried) some how reminiscent of the serial killer Herman Webster Mudgett whose activities were detailed in Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City. Anyone else familiar with both books and have an opinion on this? I wonder who served as the inspiration for the Vanger character. Both men had torture chambers and preyed on women.
Posted by VV in New London , 29 September 2010