Stieg Larsson’s writing excels at every turn in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the first book in his Millennium Trilogy: his distinctive c
Financial mysteryVery complicated business intrigue which, unfortunately, takes up too much of the book. While the mystery of what happened to Harriet is well played out, the business sections are over-long and could have benefited from some pruning. It's unfortunate that Larssen tries our patience with so much of this at the start of the book, before we've come to care about any of the characters. The characters are well fleshed out, if not completely compelling. This is more of a plot-driven book than a character-driven one, and once drawn into the story I had a hard time putting it down.