Stieg Larsson

Stieg LarssonSteig Larsson is known for his Millennium Trilogywhich a fictional book series that tries to combat sexual violence. However, most people are unaware of why he wrote it.

After receiving at typewriter for his twelfth birthday. Three years later he witnessed a gang rape of a girl named Lizabeth. He said he regretted that he didn’t do anything to help her and afterwards he tried to identify the men that did it.

His original name was Stig, but it was changed because one of his friends was also named Stig Larsson and it became confusing. He became editor and coeditor of many sci-fi magazines such as Sfaren and Fijah.

His first three books were made into movies in the year 2009 by a Swedish and Nordisk film production. He series has sold 80 million copies worldwide.

Unfortunately, Larsson wasn’t able to see his success. On November 9th 2004, he died of a heat attack at age 50. The book series was originally supposed to be ten volumes. The forth book wasn’t published in tell after he died. However, his brother claims he had worked on some it before it went into the public eye.

His estate and royalties went to his father in brother. His long time partner, Eva Gabirielson didn’t inherit anything because Sweden doesn’t recognize common law marriage. They didn’t marry because then they would have to give the address that they lived in, so they didn’t it for security reasons.

 

The Girl who Played With a Little More than Fire

I finally finished the second book of Stieg Larsson’s series and I will say that all my expectations were fulfilled. Rarely have a been bored with his first two books and the story just keeps getting more and more layers too. It’s like as soon as you feel like you know Lizbeth Slander, you find out that there’s something else she’s been hiding. Even if most of her secrets are revealed, they’re are many other characters that try to hide things. There is so much more to Larsson’s characters then I could have ever dreamed of.

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Should the Millennium Trilogy Continue?

If you’re into fictional crime novels, you’ve probably at least heard of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium TrilogyIt became a big hit, selling millions of books in several different languages. It has all kinds of crime, from computer hacking to murder. It is one of the most complex and intriguing book series that I have ever read.

However, after the death of the original author, the story seems to have come to an end. He had planned to write many more volumes, but unfortunately he never for the chance. I am currently almost finished reading his second book, The Girl Who Played with Fire. Even though I hadn’t read the forth book yet, I believe Larsson’s passion for the story might be enough motivation for others to finish the story for him.

I’ve read serval book series in my life, the only ones that I loved were the ones where more than one person contributed to the story. I read the Warrior Cats series when I was younger. It has over twelve series of books and a couple of authors. I think allowing others to add to the story makes it a lot less predictable and a lot more interesting.

I think the way Larsson wrote his books will keep us wanting more. If you read his books, you know it mostly focuses on Lizbeth Slander, but the spotlight isn’t always on her. Every few pages or so Larsson changes the perspective, making it harder for the reader to piece together what’s going on. For the majority of the second book, Slander’s perceptive wasn’t seen often. Which allowed the reader to draw their own conclusions about what happened to her and gave them the motivation to want to continue reading.

Again, I am upset that Larsson will never be able to finish the book himself. However, I think the message his was trying to send is far more important. Crime is still committed, and good people have to suffer because of it. I think continuing his books will help the public learn about crime in a fun and intriguing way.

Do you think the series should continue or do you think it will “never be the same,” without the author?