Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The Who With the What?
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was first published in the US a couple of years ago, but it was only recently that the series really became a phenomenon. (Click here to request the first title.) With a wonderful Swedish film adaptation of the book, and an American remake on the way, it seems like everyone wants to read Stieg Larsson!
Here's your chance to be ahead of the curve -- or to read something with a little less hype. Unbeknown to US readers, Henning Mankell has been writing suspenseful, addictive, hugely successful crime fiction for years now. In Sweden he's second only to Stieg Larsson in popularity, and there's a British TV series based on his detective Kurt Wallander, yet you can pick up a copy of his latest, The Man From Beijing, at the library today.
To read more about the Scandinavian [fictional] crime wave, click here. Otherwise, come check out Henning Mankell before everyone else does!