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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty vicious stuff, 11 Aug. 2011
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This review is from: STIEG LARSSON Man, Myth & Mistress (Kindle Edition)
I thought this quite an interesting read but I was surprised by the tone of it - pretty vicious. It's a real hatchet job on Larsson and those around him. The authors keep stressing it's a literary review, but a lot of the vitriol is aimed at the claims Larsson made about his past, and how the publishers - and his girlfriend - exploited that, and what's happened since the books achieved such runaway successs ... so that's hardly keeping to the text. The language used by the authors is often playground, rather than civil debate. I found it very tabloid in tone.

If I'd paid good money for a hardback version I'd be complaining. As it is, £2.50 for the Kindle version didn't seem too bad for the chance to have a different view of the Larsson phenomenon, and they certainly provide that.
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Initial post: 20 Mar 2012 09:47:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Mar 2012 09:47:22 GMT
When reading vitriolic comments written by Andre Jute and Andrew McCoy, and especially when reading mutual backslapping and enthusiastic reviews of each other's work, it is very important to understand that 'they' are in fact the same person, Andrew McCoy being a pseudonym used by Jute for his fiction. Jute is also a notorious 'flamer' on internet newsgroups, and is a master of self-aggrandisement.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 17:18:45 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Apr 2012 17:20:06 BDT
Koshmar_61 says:
Thanks, guys, you've saved me money by ensuring I don't buy this junk, and I shall ensure I avoid Jute/McCoy's work like the plague; 'writers' like him make the profession cheap and dumbed-down....
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