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The Man Who Left Too Soon

Forshaw, Barry

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ISBN 10: 1844549402 / ISBN 13: 9781844549405
Published by John Blake, London UK, 2010
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Man Who Left Too Soon

Publisher: John Blake, London UK

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition UK

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The stranger-than-fiction life story of the author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  His three novels are violent, terrifying, brilliantly written, and have sold millions of copies around the world, but Stieg Larrson was not able to witness their international success. Since he died in 2004 the author of the Millennium trilogy has received international fame with dizzying speed. But when one looks a little deeper at the man behind these phenomenal novels, it is clear that his life would be remembered as truly extraordinary even had his trilogy never been published. Larrson was a workaholic: a political activist, photographer, graphic designer, a respected journalist, and the editor of numerous science fiction magazines. At night, to relax, he wrote crime novels. By the time of his death at the age of 50 he had completed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Next, the third book featuring the hypnotic Lisbeth Salander. His relentless personality and political convictions did not make life easy. He famously took on some dangerous neo-Nazi opponents, making for much speculation that his enemies, who often told him that his days were numbered, may have a hand in his premature demise. This difficult man, brilliant and multifaceted, is the subject of a penetrating biography and a celebration of his remarkable life and books.

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Barry Forshaw is the author of Italian Cinema and The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction.

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