Rating: 2 stars
Shelf: Now Reading
Just… not an excellent book. I really don’t understand all of the hype. I thought it was terribly boring, completely predictable, and there were large sections that I found wholly unnecessary. Both Blomkvist and Lisbeth are ridiculously unlikeable characters – Blomkvist because he has sex with everything that walks (including Lisbeth even though he’s twice her age and wonders if she has Aspergers), which really only serves to take up space rather than actually drive the plot and Lisbeth because she’s got no personality whatsoever.
And then! After much painful toiling, when you’ve finally confirmed that who you thought dunnit actually did it, you still have another 150 plus freaking pages to go!
I think it’s safe to say that I won’t be continuing this series.