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The Fifth Woman by Henning Mankell; It’s Nordic, What Did I Expect?

The Fifth Woman is the probably-not-coincidentally fifth installment in Swedish author Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallender police procedural series — or, as some critics choose to call it, Scandinavian noir. Published in the USA in 2000, the book is set in … Continue reading

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Movies: The Girl Who Played With Fire

A couple left the theater ahead of me and the man said, “Well, she wasn’t the girl with the dragon tattoo, was she?” And the wife said–from behind her I could practically see her rolling her eyes–“Of course it was! Didn’t you see the big tattoo on her back?” And he said, “Well, I couldn’t tell what it was.” Continue reading

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