This book went back to a slower pace. There were moments when it would pick up with some action, but it was tame for the most part. The plot centered around exposing corrupt members of the Security Police and getting Lisbeth acquitted of all charges against her. I think that’s what makes this one slow. I’m not particularly interested in the inner-workings of Swedish government or in courtroom dramas. I didn’t mind it as much here because I was already invested in all the characters.
Lisbeth grows a little more. She’s slowly learning to trust the people that want to help her. It’s obvious that it will take some time before she really gets there, but she’s putting forth the effort which is nice. It’s also great to finally know all the details of her story. She’s kept it all so secret her whole life. I think writing her journey is really what opens her up. I think this book serves as a great finale to Lisbeth’s story.
The movie was well done. It followed the book pretty closely (like the others). It was a little long. I’m not sure what they could have cut to shorten it, because there’s already a lot cut out. It just felt long. My boyfriend was about to fall asleep by the time it starting winding down. I really enjoyed it though.
I really enjoyed this series, as a whole. Sometimes it was a little slow, and Larsson wrote in so much detail it made my brain hurt occasionally. But I loved Lisbeth and Mikael (usually) so much that I didn’t mind trudging through. I’m really glad I read this series.