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There Are Things I Want You to Know about Stieg Larsson and Me

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The intimate, inside story of the life of bestselling author Stieg Larsson, written by his lifelong companion, Eva Gabrielsson.

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Published June 21st 2011 by Tantor Media, Inc. (first published January 1st 2011)
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Estefani
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: For those who love Millennium. Para los amantes de Millennium
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"¿Podría rendir Stieg un homenaje más hermoso a las mujeres que el de convertirlas en heroínas de novelas políacas feministas y mostrarlas tal como las veía: libres, valientes y lo bastante fuertes para cambiar el mundo negándose a ser víctimas?"

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El mejor libro non-fiction que he leído. Eva Gabrielsson nos muestra en 225 páginas lo que fué su vida por 32 años al lado de Larsson. Los ideales, las creencias, lo que amaba y lo que despreciaba era lo que definía a Stieg

"Sin los com
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Laura
Nov 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was very different from Forshaw's book, but in a good way. As Larsson's life partner, Gabrielsson has some great insight into the author's personality. She gives more biographical information, emphasizing Larsson's family relationships. Much of the book covers their 32-year relationship; she also points out where the places used in the books came from, and which characters are based on real people.

The last few chapters are dedicated to her unfortunate battles with Larsson's family over his
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Paula
Aug 07, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eva Gabrielsson, Stieg Larsson's (The Millennium Trilogy) partner of 30+ years up until he died, tells her story. She provides an excellent context to more fully appreciate his books. She talks about people, events and the social/political climate that has violated human rights and freedom in Sweden and that influenced his writing. We learn about both their early lives, their lives together, and her ongoing struggle to gain control of his intellectual property, which includes a fourth book that ...more
Naomi Blackburn
Sep 26, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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David Fuller
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography
Any good Norse saga features an intractable family feud, death and usually a legal dispute. The tale of Stieg Larsson has it all.

Given the huge posthumous success of his Millennium trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest), it's not surprising a bitter postscript to Larsson's life has become as gripping as his fiction.

The novels have sold more than 27 million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into successful films in
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Louise
got this book at the public library, but had I invested $24 in it, I'd be disappointed. It attains 209 pages by a low per page word count and blank pages following chapters ending on odd numbered pages. Gabrielsson mentions photos, but shares very few with the readers.

If you want to learn about Steig Larsson, this is not the book to read. Try Kurdo Baksi's book Stieg Larsson: Our Days in Stockholm, which, while also short, provides more context than this one.

Gabrielsson's book provides backgrou
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Judith Munger
Apr 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading the Millenium Trilogy, I saw a documentary on Larsson's life called "L'horreur boréale". As you must know, Larsson died a few months after finishing writing his trilogy and never enjoyed fame and fortune from the great success that came.

In the documentary, they paralleled his real life with the characters depicted in his books and it was also a portrait of Swede troublesome past since World War II. Also, we learned that his life partner, Eva Gabrielsson, didn't get anything after h
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Kate
Aug 08, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Eva Gabrielsson has a reason to be angry. When Steig Larsson, the novelist famous for the Millenium trilogy, passed away suddenly of a heart attack, Gabrielsson lost more than her partner. His family took over control of his books, his other work and half of her apartment. This was an interesting insight into how some of the things in the books come out. That said, I thought Gabrielsson was sometimes too snobby - that's not the right word, but it is the one that comes to mind - about her partner ...more
Jennifer
An easy-read if you are looking for/needing to read a biography. But more importantly, like The Millennium Trilogy stresses over and over again, this biography gives you the truth about Stieg Larsson's life, about his death, and about what happened after his death, all told by the person that knew him best. What a heart-wrenching and interesting read that answers a lot of questions surrounding both the novels and his purpose for writing them. Fans of the novels shoudl definitely read it! You wil ...more
Kathy
Jul 08, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Does Lisbeth Salander remind you of Pippi Longstocking? This is a suggestion made by Eva Gabrielsson, partner of Stieg Larsson, creator of the Millennium Trilogy. As a huge fan of both Pippi Longstocking and Lisbeth Salander, I found this comparison fascinating!
Apart from that little snippet, what I got from this book was exactly what I was looking for, just some background on the legal dispute between Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson's father and brother. Perhaps it’s not a strictly neutral accoun
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