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Monday, July 27, 2009

Why Do We Love Scandinavian Crime Novels?


With the airing of the Kurt Wallander stories on PBS this past spring and the hotly anticipated release, tomorrow, of Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Played With Fire, many people who write about books are asking why we all love reading these terribly dark crime novels.

Here is an article from L Magazine which sums it up quite nicely. So if you love these novels with their heinous crimes and frozen landscapes, check the article out.

Although I am a fan of many of these novels, as a well trained RA, I know that every reader reads a different version of the same book; so why I like them may not be why you do. This article gives me even more reasons as to why someone will love these books.

If you are a librarian and not a fan of these titles, go to the article and see why people do enjoy them. You don't have to like them yourself to be able to identify which of you patrons would.

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