Stieg Larsson

So there's this book. Well, three books really. Maybe there's a fourth. They center around this computer hacker with a photographic memory and a wicked dragon tattoo named Lisbeth Salander and her buddy journalist Mikael Blomqvist. And together, the two solve crimes. Stieg Larsson didn't live to see them published, dying suddenly at age 50, from a heart attack in 2004. The first book, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," was released in 2005, with the Swedish film adaptation released in 2009, followed by films of the other two books. Eventually, they all made their way over to the States. As with "Let the Right One In," there's a U.S. film version in the works -- this one directed by David Fincher and starring Rooney Mara. The film trailer touts it as the "feel bad movie of Christmas." Surely, "Dragon" fans are hoping that's the case.
Jan Collsiöö / Associated Press
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