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Post by metoo » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:41 pm

For non-swedes, it may be of interest to learn a little trivia related to the passage where the narrator discusses Karin's appearance.

The woman was not a librarian, but a police officer. Should someone have forced me to reveal my image of a female police officer, I would probably have said something about short-cut, black hair, marked cheekbones and sinewy muscles.
My translation

A Swede would likely think of Anna Holt, a character played by Petra Nielsen in the TV-series Anna Holt, Polis.

Petra is a singer and a dancer as well as an actor, as is evident in this snippet:
But from the beginning Eli was just Eli. Nothing. Anything. And he is still a mystery to me. John Ajvide Lindqvist

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