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On The Books: Stieg Larsson basically was Mikael Blomkvist

Remember Mikael Blomkvist from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series? (He was played by Daniel Craig/Michael Nyqvist, depending on whether you watched the Swedish or American version.) Well, Stieg Larsson didn’t have to get very creative when he was writing that character because he was that character. In 1986 the Swedish Prime Minister was assassinated leaving the cinema with his wife. A few years later, a petty criminal was arrested and charged, but it was widely thought that the police bungled the investigation. Much like the Kennedy assassination, conspiracy theories swirled about what really happened. Larsson himself sent the police fifteen boxes of papers he said proved that the shooting could be traced to a “former military officer said to have had links with the South African security services.” What? Fifteen boxes?? That’s right out of a page of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I love it. He was probably one of those guys whose office was spackled with photos stuck to the walls and lampshades with pushpins and yarn. [The Guardian]

After stepping down from his post last month, Ben Bernanke announced that he will pen a memoir about his time as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. I will only read this if Marjane Satrapi agrees to make it a graphic novel. [Washington Post]

In preparation for Wes Anderson’s newest fancy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, check out this article on Stefan Zweig, the Austrian author whose work inspired the movie. Zweig was a prolific and important literary voice during the 1920’s and 30’s, but as a Jewish Austrian he was driven out of Europe as the Nazi’s rose to power. Ultimately, his tortured life ended in a double suicide. He and his wife swallowed a bottle of barbiturates in a hotel room in Rio de Janeiro in 1942. Despite, Zweig’s sad end, his stories of “disastrous passion” live on. I got a sneak preview of Grand Budapest last week and it was amazing. You definitely don’t want to miss it. [The Guardian]

In case you missed this, a new low-sugar book has been generating some buzz in the public health community. Dr. Richard Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at UCSF, has a new cookbook out called The Fat Chance Cookbook with low sugar recipes that can be made in under 30 minutes. The New York Times did a Q&A to get some basics about his dietary philosophy.

Take a sneak peek at 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' graphic novel -- EXCLUSIVE

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If the book, movie, and other movie weren’t enough, DC Entertainment will release the graphic novel version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo on Nov. 13, written by crime author Denise Mina and illustrated by Andrea Mutti and Leonardo Manco. We already gave you a super-early preview back in April, and here are a few more to tide you over until the release. First up: Check out Lisbeth Salander’s hacking skills in graphic novel form.

See the first images of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist inside the 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' graphic novel -- EXCLUSIVE

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You’ve read the books. You’ve seen the movies. You’ve seen the other movie. Now get ready for yet another way to experience The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: a graphic novel. DC Entertainment will release the full book in November, but a free preview of the first chapter will be available starting this Wednesday. Click through to get an exclusive early look at four full pages from the Dragon Tattoo graphic novel. First up: Check out Lisbeth’s graphic-novel look (and Pixies t-shirt!) as she visits her mother.

No fourth Millennium novel, says Stieg Larsson's partner

Stieg Larsson’s partner of 32 years shot down rumors that the Millennium trilogy author left behind a fourth novel when he died of a heart attack in 2004. Eva Gabrielsson told BBC Radio’s Woman Hour that what was discovered on Larsson’s laptop was merely 200 pages that represented merely “the beginning of a fourth novel … It probably doesn’t hang together. Stieg was a spontaneous writer, he could write scenes and not knit them together until later on — he just liked the scene. You can’t call it a novel.”

You can listen to Gabrielsson’s entire interview here.

Read more:
EW Review: ‘There Are Things I Want You to Know,’ by Eva Gabrielsson
‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ red-band trailer

Stieg Larsson confidant reveals details about unpublished fourth 'Millennium' novel

Kurdo Baksi, a friend of the late Stieg Larsson, has come forward with new details about the fourth book in the wildly popular Millennium series. Baksi told the Swedish newspaper the Expressen that Camilla, the estranged sister of punk techno-genius Lisbeth Salander, will play a large role in the intended fourth installment. To date, Camilla has only made a brief appearance in the second book of the series, The Girl who Played with Fire. Baksi also revealed that Larsson had plans to send Lisbeth to Greenland, although he is not sure in which remaining book in the series — Larsson had envisioned five parts — this would occur. Larsson and Baksi became close while they worked on the Swedish anti-racism magazine and foundation Expo. READ FULL STORY

Stieg Larsson's partner reportedly plans to finish fourth 'Millenium' novel

Stieg Larsson’s partner, Eva Gabrielsson, plans to finish the fourth novel in Larsson’s Millennium saga, according to The Guardian.  Before his death in 2004, Larsson reportedly wrote 200 pages of a fourth installment in his best-selling mystery series, which began with the posthumously published The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Although Larsson’s literary estate currently belongs to the author’s father and brother, Gabrielsson has always maintained that she should be its executor even though she and Larsson never officially married. According to The Guardian, Gabrielsson won’t complete the fourth novel until she has secured the rights to Larsson’s work, although she already knows that the book’s plotline will center around the series’ star Lisbeth Salander as she “little by little frees herself from her ghosts and her enemies.” Gabrielsson did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

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