The e-Volution of Books - In Reference to Murder

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August 24, 2010


Dorte H

With regard to product placement it is interesting to see that some English readers accuse Stieg Larsson of it. I take it they see all his pizzas as less-than-discrete ads, but they can hardly be as he died before he had had time to edit his books.

BV Lawson

Yes, he did use quite a few brand names throughout the books -- IKEA, Macintosh, 7-Eleven stores, MSIE, Billy's Pan Pizza. Some writers feel this gives their work a more realistic feel, but it can also date the book, as brand names and companies come and go. I, for one, am a bit uncomfortable with the idea of paying an author to use brands in his book, but I know others won't share that view. Brave new world, indeed.

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