Som jag tidigare nämnt säljer Stieg Larssons milleniumböcker bra även här i Sydafrika. I veckans Mail & Guardian skriver Ester Addley och Mark Lawson om succén, tragedin och den smutsiga arvstvisten. Lawson kallar böckerna "A very Swedish global phenomenon":
My theory for the phenomenon is that Larsson took a genre that has generally sold to men -- thrillers turning on technology and conspiracies -- and feminised it through a highly unusual central character: Lisbeth Salander, who combines the brain of Sherlock Holmes with the martial arts skills of Lara Croft. It's also likely that the history of Sweden -- where an experiment in liberal government was compromised by violence and corruption -- resonates with readers in other countries. And the author's sudden death -- although family and fans accept that he was killed by smoking rather than a smoking gun -- adds to the sense that the novels contain urgent and dangerous truths.