Great story, very interesting characters.
I know the overwhelming majority of people reading this trilogy love it to bits. But I just think the writing style is very drawn out, there is so much detail and repetition. And do I really need to know every single street name of every spot that any of the characters moved past? The story is very good and when there is finally something going on, the suspense is very good. But large parts of the narrative just bored me to tears.
I skimmed over most of the second half of the book and could still easily keep up with the plot. The book would probably have kept my attention a lot better if it had been 100 pages shorter.
The ending of the book is open, so I will eventually get the third book, just to get some closure. But my expectations of how much I will enjoy reading it are fairly low.
Did anybody else think that the big, bad secret of Salander's past is a little forced and overly contrived?