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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

I'm going to keep this brief.

It's been a while since I've read a mystery.  Probably not this long, but the last one that comes to mind is And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, in 8th grade.  I remember liking it.  Maybe I should reread it...

Here's what I thought was so clever about The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  (Warning: this will not be anywhere close to insightful.)  It was entertaining, although not a markedly quick read for me, all the way through.  Of this 590-page novel, the first 440 were enjoyable, but not especially heart-pounding.

But the last 150 pages flew.  With about 140 pages left, I was not going to put the book down, (partially because I was so curious what else Larsson could do with the story in that many more pages) because the plot just kept taking another turn--while at the same time coming more clear.

It was really well executed, and a fun read.  Don't expect it to be quick and easy, but do expect it to be worth the time.

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