Boy who kicked the hornet's nest

THE current controversy surrounding the whistleblower website WikiLeaks appears to be taking on a surreal quality.

The old adage that art imitates life and vice-versa could not be more apposite when the basic story outlines of the whole WikiLeaks saga are there for all to see.

At the centre of it ,we have a Swedish investigative journalist, we also have highly confidential information, potentially damaging to various governments, thirdly we have the Swedish police launching an investigation into the journalist's alleged sexual misconduct, which is denied by said journalist's lawyer.

Sounds familiar?

With a change of name and a couple of details, what we have is the late Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy unfolding in real time and in the real world.

The only distinction one can make between Swedich fiction and fact is that Larsson's tale of Blomqvist and Salander were much more credible.

Louis Kasatkin, Wakefield

YEP Letters: February 19