I have just concluded spending an inordinate amount of time with one Lisbeth Salander, the anti-hero of Stieg Larsson’s “Milennium” trilogy.
Larsson is the unfortunate soul who wrote “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played with Fire,” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest.” Unfortunate, because he dropped dead before the millions started rolling in.
I read all three books last year, and just finished watching the Swedish film versions of each. And I’m pleased to report that my time spent with Lisbeth was quite satisfying. A very talented actress named Noomi Rapace played Lisbeth. Not being a devotee of Swedish film, I had never heard of her before, but I suspect I will again.
The only other Noomi I ever knew was “Neumy.” Bob Neumeier, once the voice of the New England Whalers, now with Comcast sports in Boston.
Given my choice of Noomi/Neumy, I think the choice is clear.