I finally finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book. It was really difficult to get into. There were so many backstories and characters that didn't seem to make sense. It wasn't until I was more than halfway through that I was hooked. While I'm no literary snob by any means, I found the prose to be dull. (Was this due to translation? Did anyone else notice this?) I wish I wrote down how many times coffee and sandwiches were mentioned. While it wasn't the worst book I've ever read, and certainly not the best, I think it is worth a read. Be prepared for some heavy topics though. I will be reading the next two books in the series. Here's to hoping for a better outcome (with a less predictable ending)!