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For discussion of John Ajvide Lindqvist's short story collection Låt de gamla drömmarna dö
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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.
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