day 15: thriller/crime
It is still puzzling to me how this series of books, which starts with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and of which book two, The Girl Who Played with Fire, was my favorite, became so popular. The story in book one is slow getting set up and the two main characters don't meet until deep into the story. The characters' names aren't always easy to pronounce (and I know, you're just reading but it is hard to keep characters straight when you can't even figure out in your mind how to say their names). The action is brutal and chilling. But it is captivating. It would have been amazing to see where Stieg Larsson planned to take Lisbeth and Mikael next, but we will never know where the other four books he had in mind would have gone since he died suddenly after writing just these three.