I first loved but ultimately despised these books in the same way that I first loved then hated Dan Brown’s novels. Larsson creates the plot excellently in the first book and all looks set for a gripping series of thrillers, but even as the first book finishes and the details start to unravel in the second book the structure begins to fragment and lose it’s way. The author seems so excited by his own plot that the story descends into a series of increasingly ridiculous events which are clearly meant to amaze and WOW the reader but left me more than a little jaded.
Reccommendation – Read the first, but don’t bother with the second two.
Al White i Birmingham
Submitted: 18 December 2010