The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Book 1 of the Millennium Trilogy - Stieg Larsson I read a good part of this novel in a bookstore and decided not to buy it. I found it dryly written and over-hyped. A friend recommended the audio book. The audio book worked much better mainly due to Simon Vance's excellent reading. But overall it is still a fairly good thriller that doesn't set itself apart from the pack except by its unprecedented popularity. Loved the movie though.