A novel of the dark side of Scandinavian life | The Miami Herald The Miami Herald

February 18, 2015 1:07 PM

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In the years following Stieg Larsson's "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series, there have been numerous English translations of Scandinavian crime novels. Not surprising is the generally high quality of the writing.

Less to be expected, however, is the pervasively dark view of Scandinavian life and thought. Squeaky-clean Sweden, where social justice prevails on a level unimaginable in the United States (and is taken as a given), is nonetheless portrayed as a hotbed of government corruption and a venue for inter...

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