so those of you that haven't seen the movie or read this book here is a little plot summary for you. "harriet vanger, a scion of one of sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. all these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. he hires mikael blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. he is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy lisbeth salander. together they tap into a vein of iniquity and corruption."
this book had me hooked about a hundred pages in even though i already knew the outcome. it is so fast paced you cannot hep but get sucked into the plot. stieg larsson has created some fantastic characters that feel like they couldn't be more different from one another but having them be so different makes for some excellent scenes. the girl with the dragon tattoo is full of mystery and crime solving and loads of action thrown in. the big mystery itself is complicated so that you want to find the solution but wasn't so over my head that i had no clue what was going on. i loved this book and cannot wait to read the next too :D