Stieg and Me: Memories of my Life with Stieg Larsson Paperback – 14 Jul 2011
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In this memoir she recalls her relationship with Larsson and contrasts the hysterical, ill-informed, speculative media hoopla that has betrayed the leftist liberal political, cultural and social ideas that they shared and that inspired his fiction. For devotees of the novels she also confirmed elements in the book that are autobiographical and teases us with hints about the mysterious fourth volume. (IAIN FINLAYSON THE TIMES - 23 JULY 2011)
Gabrielsson's deep love for Larsson rises from these pages with great power and her account of her ongoing battle with Larsson's father and brother over his estate is gripping... love for Larsson is the main force behind the writing. (SOPHIE HANNAH SUNDAY EXPRESS - 24 July 2011)
After much preliminary speculation over its contents, Eva Gabrielsson's fascinating and quirky memoir about her life with the most successful Scandinavian crime writer of all time turns out to be a truly fascinating read. (CRIME TIME)
It is hard not to feel sorry for Eva Gabrielsson. (SUNDAY TIMES - 10 July 2011)
...a short, highly emotional tour through a widow's grief and dispossession. (David Carr New York Times)
Stieg Larsson's widow tells the story of their 30-year romance, of Stieg's upbringing and early years, and how this shaped the morals and personality of the Swedish journalist and author. (TNT - 11 July 2011)
Essential reading for the bigger picture of this bestselling author and campaigner. (Sile McArdle Sunday Independent Ireland)
The poignant account of the thirty-year life shared together by Stieg Larsson and Eva Gabrielsson.See all Product Description
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Yes Eva tells us about her legitimate grievances against the Larsson family, but as she somehow comes across as rather cold and unsympathetic, I was left wondering if they did not have an unmentionned reason for not being more generous towards her? The other side of the story would certainly gains to be heard...
When I read somewhere before that she might have helped Stieg in writing the Trilogy, that is at least one point elucidated: even with a ghost-writer, the writing here is so flat and dull that no, Eva definitely did not 'write' any of Millennium...And what will happen to the poor 4th volume of which only 200 pages were completed by Stieg, god knows...But if it ever is published it will only be a caricature of what he would have done. Called 'the revenge of God' it is the never-to-be-book I miss most...
It is gruellingly sad to think of all the immensely good work in the world Stieg Larsson would have done with his new-found wealth if he had lived, because Eva makes clear that he was a man and a journalist of total integrity and strong ethics, and with him, the world has lost so much more potential for good...
Remarkably objective and straightforward for most of the book, Gabrielsson describes Larsson's early life in the remote north of Sweden, where he lived with his grandparents from infancy until the age of nine, absorbing his grandfather's stories and pacifist political views. After his grandfather's death, Larsson rejoined his mother and father in the city, six hundred miles to the south. Though Larsson felt comfortable with his mother, he never formed a strong bond with his father or younger brother, according to Gabrielsson. In 1972, just after his eighteenth birthday, he met nineteen-year-old Eva at a rally in support of the Front National de Liberation in Vietnam (FLN), a Trotskyite group. Soul-mates, she says, they simultaneously supported communist causes and a strict, old-fashioned morality, believing in justice but also in vengeance. Later, when Larsson began to write for a series of newspapers, he was a crusader for human rights for those suffering from discrimination, and often received death threats.Read more ›
Particularly in view of the Millenium books's subject matter it is perhaps especially ironic that Eva Gabrielsson (who shared Stieg's life for 30 years) finds herself in a situation after his sudden and tragic death, where her voice counts for nothing and where she has (under Swedish law) no legal rights at all.Read more ›
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A good read. I was a little concerned that more credit wasn't given to Stieg. At times I got the impression that Eva Gabrielsson might want to take more of the credit for the great... Read morePublished 14 months ago by David Chambers
An indictment of the Swedish legal system, but he really should have made a will.Published 22 months ago by Bob Smith
very good service download to my kindle no problem I will be back to order more in the in the months to comePublished on 2 Mar. 2014 by FrankWengradt
I have not started to read it yet on my kindle. have read his books, so would like to know more aboutPublished on 27 Feb. 2013 by flower
Eva Gabrielson's STIEG & ME had me in tears.
What is a small miracle is that Gabrielson found the emotional strength to write this book. Read more