I have to admit the size of this novel scared me at first…724 pages! But being in Mexico with nothing to do and all day to do it, I banged it off in about a week. I had to leave some time for drinking beer and laying around the pool.
I couldn’t remember if I’d seen the movie made from Stieg Larsson’
s first installment of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but I started the book with an open mind. I thought it read a bit deep and dark at first, with complex characters I wasn’t sure I’d be able to keep track of, but the next thing I knew I was 300 pages into it and completely engrossed.
I’m a constant complainer of too much fluff, but I barely skimmed, finding the character traits and backstory all interesting.
The end seemed a bit abrupt, but the beginning of the next installment was included and it appears the story will go on with The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest.
A very good book that I had no problem giving five stars.