I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
Not typical Nordic Noir. Smilla is a civilian and not your typical Dane. It took me 100 pages before I thought, "Okay, I like this." Much more literary than your average murder mystery.