Friday, January 07, 2011

Why People Love Stieg Larsson’s Novels

Why people love Stieg Larsson’s novels : The New Yorker

Nothing here convinces me that I should read them.


Bud said...

Ditto your comment.

Evan Lewis said...

Read one. Liked most of it. Still not sure why the world has gone nuts.

Todd Mason said...

Spunky heroine overcomes deficits and with help of doughty nice guy takes on highly placed utter villains and wins. Though it looks pretty tough there for a while.

What's not to love? Maybe breast-implant fetishism, I gather.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I have a post on this article too. Fascinates me but not enough to read more than the first one. Great female character, not such a great plot and too much torture.

Anonymous said...

It may be a little harsh. I pretty much agree with Patti here.

Liked the first one, partly because I do like historical investigations, and gave up after that.


Deb said...

I know I'm going to sound like a snob, but to me it's the Dan Brown syndrome. I just couldn't get into THE DA VINCI CODE because everyone and his brother was reading it--and I feel the same way about these books. My husband was recently in D.C. on a business trip and when he got home he asked, "What's the deal with those Stieg Larsson books. Everyone, and I mean everyone, on the Metro was reading them."