Gah. I don't read many foreign books (that I'm aware of) so I'm going to have to go to with Stieg Larsson's trilogy. Translated from Swedish, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest were all absorbing reads. These were difficult books to get through as they are long, violent, and frequently ugly. That all being said, I am glad I read them.