Archive for April 26, 2013

A Tale of Two Back Covers

Posted: April 26, 2013 in Off Topic, Sweden

marklundjacketLifetime coversThey were the best of covers and the worst of covers……OK I am biased but comparing the US and UK back covers of Liza Marklund’s new thriller Lifetime I not surprisingly came to the conclusion that the US version is far superior. A nice photo of Liza and blurbs from experts.

The UK version has a blurb from the Daily Express comparing Annika Bengtzon with Peter Hoeg’s Smilla’s Feeling for Snow 1992, and Clarice Starling in the Thomas Harris novel The Silence of the Lambs 1988. It has been a very long time since I read those books,  they are over twenty years old, and I agree they do have determined female protagonists, but otherwise the Annika Bengtzon books are very different.