Sunday, May 23, 2010


In the New York Times, Pat Ryan draws some interesting comparisons between Lisabeth Salander, the anti-heroine of
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and the fiercely independent character Pippi Longstocking created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. This is not just a casual exercise as Tattoo novelist Steig Larson told his publisher when delivering the manuscript for the first book in his Millennium trilogy:
"My point of departure was what Pippi Longstocking would be like as an adult. Would she be called a sociopath because she looked upon society in a different way and has no social competence?

Read the complete article in the NYT