The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

This book got better and better so that by page 300 I couldn't wait to turn the page.    It played out in my mind like a movie - more focused on plot twists  than in depth character development.  There are two heroes - Blomkvist the polyanna reporter and Salander the social outcast rogue investigator.  I wasn't prepared for the sadism since I didn't read any reviews.  So be warned - it is gross in places.  Which of course makes it even more scintillating.

Once the main conflict resolves the story line fizzles out to a rather unsatisfying ending.  Still it was remarkably entertaining.   I'll give it a B+.