This was a GREAT novel! Twists and turns to the very end. The book focuses on one main plot with several subplots that are just as intriguing as the main. Translated from Swedish, it is at times a different type of read, although, not hard to understand or follow. Several main characters come to light and I enjoyed each - Salander is an amazing character of many layers, of which all have not been revealed. Blomkvist is similarly provocative and entertaining. I cannot wait to read the other two books released in this series!