First, let me clarify that this review is for all 3 books of the Millenium series.
I would say that this has been nothing short of publishing coup to stir up a frenzy for the 3 books, but what a pack of drivel….
Herr Larsson seems to living up his adolescent dream, of a supremely resourcesful, terribly talented, and an ulterior do gooder in every sense.
Picture this, the female protagonist is actually a pint sized female avatar of James Bond, Einstein, Newton, etc etc all rolled into one, who could simply memorize a password by looking at it being typed over somebody’s shoulders, can deduce the most complex mathematical solutions in minutes without any prior education (even Isaac Newton needed a while to figure out Differential & integral calculus), can knock the daylights off a double sized adversary (naturally).
And oh yes! There’s also the improvised version of the Jaws from James Bond movies, a super henchman with incredulous strength.
It is a bit of letdown really, because the first book in the series starts off very promisingly, and carries on through pretty much on track, a kind of Who Dunnit, before relapsing into a makebelieve finale.
A piece of advice, pick up the first book if you like, but steer cleer of the other two.
Posted by Jaideep in Amazon.com , 20 May 2012