That being said, I was wandering the library a few days ago, looking for something to read, and came upon The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I had, of course, heard of it and knew that it had even been made into a movie. So, I got it.
Three days later...I'm finished with it because I couldn't put it down. It's not for the squeamish (but how much is, these days?). I wouldn't say that the writing was amazing. I wouldn't say the storyline was flawless. I wouldn't even say that the ending(s) surprised me. I would say, it kept me wanting to know what happened next. That is, after all, the ultimate goal for an author. So, kudos to Larsson. I'm headed to Redbox to get the movie and to the library to get the next in the series.
In short, I've joined the following.