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Not as good as I had expected it to be.
on January 16, 2012
It's rare that I end up preferring a film to the original book, but in this case, the Swedish film far surpasses the written word.
The beginning and the end of the novel were painfully slow with the majority of the action taking place in the middle. Lisbeth didn't come to full fruition until the later chapters and that troubled me to no end; she's a fantastic character, why waste her? Why wait so long to establish her role in this story?
I'm hoping that the next two books in the Millennium trilogy will be much better.