Here’s a link to an interesting piece from the New Yorker with the subtitle of “Why do people love Stieg Larsson’s books?” I don’t think that the author even begins to answer that question, and she’s far more critical of Larsson’s writing than I am, but it’s an interesting discussion nevertheless. Please note that this article very badly spoilers all of Larsson’s books, so if you haven’t read them or if you plan to do so in the future, do yourself a favor and don’t click on that link. I actually enjoyed his Millennium Trilogy quite a bit (my review of the third book in that series is here, for your reference) and regret that we’ll likely never see any of the purportedly seven (!) additional books Larsson had planned.