Stieg Larsson

What The Scandiwegians Did For Us

Countries like Iceland have the highest literary rate in the world (it’s pegged at 100%, while 8% of British adults are functionally illiterate and according to US Dept Education National Institute of Literacy statistics 32 million US adults can’t read). So it’s hardly surprising that Nordic literature, television and films should have finally come to […]

Stiegs & Stones

It’s sitting there in my luggage, ‘The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest’, all 743 pages of it. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two, but the third – well, it’s a big time commitment. And today, a wander around my hotel reveals no less than seven Stieg Larssons (mostly the first volume) on sunbeds, so […]

Blessed Are The Listmakers

…for they shall appear in January newspapers. In that spirit, here are a few things I liked from last year. Films With The Words ‘District’ Or ‘Nine’ In District 9 District 13: Ultimatum Nine Horror/ Fantasy Films Let The Right One In Franklyn Triangle Zombieland Orphan (for that twist) Moon The Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus […]