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Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Postby snaps » Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:33 pm

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Postby fish » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:26 am

Just started reading a few reviews as I'd never heard of them, or Stieg Larsson for that matter. The trilogy sounds brilliant.

I'll keep doing research on them all and I'm sure the novels are available but being a visual kind of person I'd really like to see them on film.
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Postby snaps » Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:08 am

fish wrote:being a visual kind of person I'd really like to see them on film.


Now wherever would I get that impression? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Postby Agnes&Elin Forever! » Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:15 pm

snaps wrote:The bookshops here seem to be full of translated Scandinavian Crime Fiction, especially Swedish writers like Håkan Nesser, Camilla Läckberg, Henning Mankell, and Stieg Larsson.

Does anyone else know why Sweden is particular should seem to be so well placed. Is crime fiction reading a popular pastime there? Is crime a commonplace recreation? any recommended authors or titles?


I don't read crime fiction myself, and I don't know why there's so much of it right now. But maybe there's some sort of wave going on?

And apparently the books are considered good enough to be released in other countries.

Another successful swedish crime writer is Jens Lapidus, don't know if his books have been translated yet. They're already making a film version of his first novel anyway.
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Re: Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Postby Agnes&Elin Forever! » Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:20 pm

snaps wrote:
I believe a film version of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" ''Män som hatar kvinnor'' was released in Feb this year. Anyone seen it?


Not seen it, but it got good reviews here in Sweden.
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Postby Agnes&Elin Forever! » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:13 pm

However Noomi Rapace herself didn't think the film lived up to expectations, so I don't know
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Re: Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Postby fish » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:52 am

I see all three films have been completed so I'm wondering what the chances are of a "three-pack" release on dvd soon. The three books are on Amazon UK but I can't find any sign of the films.
Anyone seen them somewhere I've missed?
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Re: Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Postby snaps » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:32 pm

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Noomi Rapace. You see what I mean about being able to see how Bex would have looked good in the role :)P
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Re: Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Postby fish » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:04 pm

:shock: Yum! 8)

Did you know that Noomi also appeared with Alex in Sanning eller konsekvens back in 1997?
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Re: Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Postby snaps » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:50 pm

Thats a long title. No I don't know it but if I tap my feet you can whistle it :lol: No I didn't know that but I shall have to investigate that.

Do you have the ''Mastermind" quiz prog in Oztralia? Seriously you could go on it. Our next contender is fish whose specialist subject is ''Fucking Amal and all who sail in her" :D
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Re: Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Postby Ian » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:27 am

We have The Einstein Factor instead. :W
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Re: Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Postby fish » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:36 am

snaps wrote:....Do you have the ''Mastermind" quiz prog in Oztralia? Seriously you could go on it. Our next contender is fish whose specialist subject is........ :D

"How to make a fool of yourself in public...and not care."

codyw1 wrote:We have The Einstein Factor instead.

What? Compare me with that dill Einstein?
Apart from looking like my twin brother we have nothing in common.
I mean, just look at the pic of me in my avatar.
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Re: Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Postby snaps » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:42 pm

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Re: Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Postby fish » Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:02 am

You've got me intrigued with this trilogy, (especially the references to Lisbeth Salander). Please keep us up to date with your opinions as you read on.

In the meantime, being the visual creature that I am, I'll keep looking for the movies on dvd. :wink:
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Re: Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Postby snaps » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:41 am

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