Sunday, July 29, 2012

More From The Stieg Larsson School

Peter Rozovsky, a copy editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, offers a good review of Lars Kepler's The Nightmare in today's Inquirer.

The Stieg Larsson school of Swedish crime writing doesn't go in for guilty pleasures.

Instead, it combines potboiler thrills and righteous anger in a fat, sprawling, tosh-filled package, often with 475 or more pages plus a didactic, statistics-filled epilogue in case the reader doesn't get the point - or in case he or she thinks the point was just to have some fun. That way the reader gets dirty thrills but feels morally uplifted at the same time.

You can read the rest of the review via the below link:

You can also read Peter Rozovsky's interesting blog, Detectives Beyond Borders, via the below link:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention. This was an interesting review to write. Even though the Larsson/Kepler schoo; of crime writing is not my favorite kind, for the first time I feel like I have a good understand of what those writers are trying to do.