Recently I was reading this piece in the Books & Culture section of The Economist and it got me thinking about the Nordic writers and the novels they have written. My question to the blog community is: have taken to reading these authors and their books? If so, what have you liked or disliked about their literary styles? I'll be honest, I have not read much detective fiction, but I am considering reading some in the near future. Is there one of these writers that stands out head and shoulders above the rest?
Stieg Larsson's series is popular in the Hong Kong bookstores. Maybe that is a good place for me to start?