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Old 07-14-2010, 03:44 PM   #1
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Stockholm Tour For Stieg Larsson Fans

This might be a hoot for Stieg Larrson fans who happen to be in Stockholm.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...n6673608.shtml

Fans of the late crime novelist Stieg Larsson are getting lost in the Swedish countryside, searching for the quaint town of Hedestad featured in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

The problem is, it doesn't exist.

But international readers of Larsson's best-selling "Millennium" crime trilogy could be excused for thinking otherwise, because most locations in the books are authentic.

Some of them include the Kaffebar cafe in Stockholm, a favorite haunt of Larsson's fictional journalist Mikael Blomqvist and the Kvarnen bar, where Larsson has tattooed computer hacker Lisbeth Salander spending evenings with her friends from the rock band Evil Fingers.

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Old 07-14-2010, 04:18 PM   #2
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This might be a hoot for Stieg Larrson fans who happen to be in Stockholm.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...n6673608.shtml

Fans of the late crime novelist Stieg Larsson are getting lost in the Swedish countryside, searching for the quaint town of Hedestad featured in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

The problem is, it doesn't exist.

But international readers of Larsson's best-selling "Millennium" crime trilogy could be excused for thinking otherwise, because most locations in the books are authentic.

Some of them include the Kaffebar cafe in Stockholm, a favorite haunt of Larsson's fictional journalist Mikael Blomqvist and the Kvarnen bar, where Larsson has tattooed computer hacker Lisbeth Salander spending evenings with her friends from the rock band Evil Fingers.

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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...n6673608.shtml
So how long will it take for some quaint town to rename itself Hedestad?
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:52 AM   #3
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So how long will it take for some quaint town to rename itself Hedestad?
Considering the first book is about two murderers who lived near there, probably a while.
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:14 AM   #4
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Considering the first book is about two murderers who lived near there, probably a while.
Lol. In the U.S. at least, that's a tourist attraction. If you google "murder tour," you'll find some.
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There are lots of "fiction"-based tours in the UK. Eg, in Oxford you can go on tours for Inspector Morse, Harry Potter, and J.R.R. Tolkien, to name but three.
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There are lots of "fiction"-based tours in the UK. Eg, in Oxford you can go on tours for Inspector Morse, Harry Potter, and J.R.R. Tolkien, to name but three.
As an American who's enjoyed a bunch of British writing, I especially love visiting London and beyond, and stumbling across places in literature. Some of them, I didn't know were real places, lol.
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Some of them, I didn't know were real places, lol.
Many of them aren't, of course .
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