All of a sudden I seem to be reading nothing but Swedish books.
OMG, where has this country been all my life?*
Maybe it's the long, bleak (but beautiful) winters. The pine forests. I don't know, but suddenly I'm adicted to their flms and books.
First we had John Ajvide Lindqvist showing us what a REAL vampire story should be like- tragic and terrifying- with Let the Right One In.
Then Jan Guillou writing his Templar trilogy and giving us old school Templars and a taste of exactly how hard the old knights were. Which was very.
I'm half-way through reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Saw the film last night. It's a brutal thriller and got me wondering about Lisbeth, the femal protagonist. She's a deeply emotional disturbed young woman and bad things happen to her. She suffers but doesn't allow herself to be a victim. In fact, she becomes Nemesis, the goddess of vengeance. And she gets her revenge.
The story's an elaborate thriller and a horrific one. The monsters are truly monstrous and the evil is very real.
It's the first film in a while that's got really under my skin and if you get the chance, see it.
*I know, next to Finland. Ha ha.