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To add to last week’s conjecture about the reason for the BLATANT MISTRANSLATION of the Millennium Trilogy’s titles, Jessica writes:
I thought that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo didn’t use the original name Men Who Hate Women in English because there is a self help book for women in abusive relationships with a similar name already: Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them: When Love Hurts and You Don’t Know Why.
Could get confusing!
Sure…but if people are liable to confuse a 10-year-old self help book with a Scandinavian crime novel/publishing phenomenon, then they probably aren’t all too likely to be able to get through either book, are they? Similarly, anybody who bought a copy of The Holy Bible by the Manics and sprinted back to Our Price the following day shouting, “I thought I was buying an audiobook of a sacred text, you bastards!” needs to have their credit cards impounded.