I’ve been flying through the Millenium trilogy, aka The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series. Its pacing is somewhat inconsistent, occasionally going into lengthy, meandering exposition to set up a significant plot point, or dumping an intricate history of a newly introduced character in your lap all at once. But those complaints are minor, because the series’ highs are significantly higher than its lowest lows!
I think Lisbeth Salander is a fantastically fleshed out character with a great back story and a personality that makes getting through all the Salander-less chapters almost a chore just so I can get back to more of her anti-social antics! I haven’t seen the American version of the first film, but I did watch the Swedish version on Netflix. It was pretty good, and actually made some minor changes that I’d thought would’ve been good for a movie while reading the book, but over all I think the characterization in the book is far stronger.