Q&A: Stieg Larsson's Ghost Speaks
STIEG LARSSON: What model Ouija board are we on?
SL: I like to know the hardware. I always kept my readers informed about the technology Lisbeth was using. Always.
BF: They certainly liked something that you were doing. More than thirty million copies sold. Shocked?
SL: Well, we Swedes try to be modest. Still, read the books carefully. You can see that I liked what I had written. I’d planned ten Salander books in all, you know.
BF: She’d have been your Miss Marple. Some say—how can I put this?—that your death, nearly seven years ago now, boosted sales.
BF: Elvis? Well, you both liked junk food, but I was thinking about the freedom that unpleasant event gave international publishers to toy with your text—and to scrap that terrible first title. You must agree that The Girl
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