The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

I am a little late to the Stieg Larsson party and must confess that I picked up a copy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo more from curiosity after all the media hype than because it was on my list of books to read. This was the first of the Millennium trilogy and has since been released as a movie.

For the first few pages, it’s a little slow and I wondered if it was going to be to my taste. But, once the story gets underway, it’s becomes a gripping read with more than one mystery going on in the background. It is a plot driven novel but the characters are well drawn and interesting. Suspense builds — so much so that you may find yourself slowing down because you don’t want to get to the end of the novel. No doubt that is why this novel has had such good reviews. I’m looking forward to reading Larsson’s other titles.