Originally Posted by Kumabjorn
As a Swede I take a perverse pride in the news that Stieg was the first author to sell more than 1,000,000 Kindle books. Here in Sweden there is some controversy as too how much he wrote himself and how much his SO wrote. His reputation was as a researcher, not a wordsmith. I obviously read them in their original Swedish, and must say I am somewhat surprised of this international appeal as some of the issues referred to are domestic Swedish political problems, something that doesn't get many inches in foreign press.
That's actually one of the reasons I enjoyed them so much. There is a lot of interesting tidbits about Sweden in them that I found fascinating. It's also interesting to compare the author's perspective of the political intrigue in Sweden with that of my own perspective of the US.
That, and I liked the character of Lisbeth a lot.