The Man Who Left Too Soon by Barry Forshaw
The Biography of Stieg Larsson

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His best-selling books are violent, terrifying, brilliantly written and have sold millions of copies around the world, but Stieg Larsson was not there to witness any of their international success. That his fame is entirely posthumous demonstrates the dizzying speed with which his star has risen. However, when one looks a little deeper at the man behind these phenomenal novels, it becomes clear that Larsson's life would have been remembered as extraordinary even if his Millennium Trilogy had never been published. Larsson was a workacholic: a keen politcal activist, photographer, graphic desinger, a respected journalist and editor of numerous science fiction magazines...and at night, to relax after work, he wrote thrillers. As the world now knows, he had completed his third book, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by the time of his death at just 50 years of age.

About Barry Forshaw

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Barry Forshaw is the author of Italian Cinema and The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction.
Published September 1, 2011 by John Blake. 329 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Stieg Larsson didn’t exactly cheat death in the same way as his heroine Lisbeth Salander regularly does (in one volume, having been shot in the head and buried, she tunnels to freedom before launching an axe into her would-be murderer’s face), but the posthumous fame he has enjoyed could...

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