In re Stieg Larsson, I used to have the slightly smug feeling of someone who hasn’t read the books everyone else seems to have read. Having read this I have the additionally smug feeling of knowing why I as right all along not to.
And while I’m being insufferable, Wallander is, when all is said and done, just a bit of an old mope.
And being really insufferable, here’s the quick and dirty Blood & Treasure guide to Scandicrime:
Read the first Martin Beck mystery.
Read the others.
Don’t bother with anything else, maybe.