5 essentials of the Millenium saga
08 October, 2014
The Millennium trilogy written by Stieg Larsson has given much to talk about since it hit the bookshelves, creating controversy because of the author’s sudden death and engaging millions of readers. With their Swedish film adaptations and by the great David Fincher in Hollywood, there are many things to know about this intriguing story located in Sweden and many cool places to visit.
1 Stockholm. The first place we know in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". A location with many attractions where we would not know where to begin ... try to stop by the financial district and remember the first steps of Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander and do not forget to stop by Södermalm, the island where our hero has his home and the writer himself had it too.
2 Hedestat not exist, do not bother to look for it. In the film directed by Niels Arden Oplev, the small town of Gnesta does the part and it is probably the best alternative.
3 The bucolic coast of Bohuslän. Light and ethereal melancholy landscapes take us to the world of Ingmar Bergman and Stieg Larsson. A beautiful hazy set of wooden houses and violent waters where fishermen catch salmon. Once you've been there you will find it hard to imagine it as the home of serial murderers and Nazis.
4. Millennium exhibition at the Stockholm City Museum. Although plenty of people are visiting it, it is a small exhibition. "The Dark Side" is also a good alternative if you want more, studying the city’s dangerous criminal life.
5 It is said that "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest" is not his latest book. Anyway, the hospitalization of Lisbeth and the trail remain a difficult tension to overcome. But we do not want to recommend anyone to visit a hospital, have a drink instead at Kvarnen or sip a coffee in Mellqvist to finish your tour.
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08 October, 2014