"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson is a best-selling Swedish crime novel which became popular internationally. One of the book's main characters, Lisbeth Salander, was actually inspired by a rather unlikely children's character. Stieg Larsson imagined a grown-up Pippi Longstocking when creating "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo".
Larsson once said he was intrigued by the idea of how children's characters would behave as adults. Pippi was one of the characters Larsson had became fond of so he began to imagine her life as a grown-up: dysfunctional, with attention deficit disorder and unable to find a place in society.
For those that have read the novel, the connection between a grown-up Pippi Longstocking and Lisbeth Salander may now seem oddly fitting.
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