Tuesday July 14, 2020

A convincing retread of Stieg Larsson’s hallowed steps

David Lagercrantz is the latest writer to inhabit the characters of a literary forebear, in this case the work of Stieg Larsson

25th October, 2015
Noomi Rapace as the celluloid incarnation of heroine Lisbeth Salander

Posthumous series have reached a peak in popularity in the last ten years. James Bond has been brought back to life by writers as diverse as Sebastian Faulks and Jeffery Deaver, and most recently, Anthony Horowitz. Eoin Colfer added a final dimension to Douglas Adams’s science-fiction series, A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, on the 30th anniversary of the series’ first installment, while Patrick Ness won acclaim for his completion of Siobhan O’Dowd’s masterpiece A...

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