8 thoughts on “Stieg Larsson and crime novels

  1. Hi Dave, thanks for commenting. I agree that WSWS articles are often marred by “we are-so-friggin-right” sentences; like in the latter part of this review. That latter part, not reproduced in this blog, has a tendency to depict Trotsky as the supreme authority on everything. However, I do agree at least somewhat with Walsh’s criticism of Larsson’s books depicting characters as either heroes or villains, not as complex round characters; and a tendency to depict the solution for crime as violent retribution against individuals, rather than fundamental social change.


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