Not sure why this enormous tome is named for the girl, when the guy has more page time. Must be an American change-up. Better titled as it was originally "Men Who Hate Women." It's an engaging pop fiction book, but not the rave. I was more interested in the corporate crime understory, which places third in the outline. I read this because I was intrigued by the third book in this series, but doubt I'll read the second. As Larsson turned all three manuscripts in at a burst, I'm guessing there's more about Salander's background in the other books. It's a fast read, but one thorn stays behind: there's a hint that the tattoo-getting and -timing are significant. Why aren't we allowed in on the answer?