Depeschen mit dem Leitwort The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

»In Sophie Hannah’s The Other Woman’s House, Tana French’s Broken Harbor, Mo Hayder’s Gone, and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, the danger appears to come from a husband. In Megan Abbott’s Dare Me, set in the hothouse adolescent world of competitive cheerleading, it comes from another girl. In other books, it’s an entire culture—California’s porn movie industry in Christa Faust’s Money Shot, the Arab world in Zoë Ferraris’s City of Veils, the diseased American heartland in Hoffman’s So Much Pretty

Elizabeth Hand

Fictional women use stealth, subterfuge, and hand-to-hand combat to fight back in a man’s world. Elizabeth Hand’s worth reading essay about Femininjas you will find at the Boston Review and at Salon.

»I think graphic novels are closer to prose than film, which is a really different form. You really couldn’t have any of the fraud story in the film because you can’t really explain fraud in a movie unless you have a notice board. But you can do it in a graphic novel.«

Denise Mina

Noelene Clark in conversation with Denise Mina about her comic adaption of Stieg Larsson’s novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as a graphic novel. Read the interview at The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex.