Who was reading: A 60-70 year-old woman with Maria Von Trapp hair and a periwinkle cable-knit sweater.
Although she was within spitting-distance of the end, she stretched out every page like a delicious dessert you don't ever want to finish.
Me and my best friend did the exact same thing with pudding cups . . . when we used to go over to my Grandma's house after school (grad school, obviously). Whoever finished last would lord his/her remaining pudding over the other like a smug little tyrant.
From the back of the book: "21 MILLION STIEG LARSSON NOVELS SOLD WORLDWIDE"
But doesn't this statement become inaccurate the moment you print/sell more books? Why yes it does, and given the rate at which these Stieg Larsson books are selling, the cover copy probably lost its veracity before this edition even hit the shelves.
You hear that, Publishing Industry? This is why people are always accusing you of being shortsighted!