I have just finished all three books in the Millennium Trilogy: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl Who Played with Fire; and The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. I loved the heroine, Lisbeth Salander. I mean, really loved her attitude, quirkiness, intelligence. In fact, all of the characters were so exquisitely written that it made reading it so believable. This is crime writing at its best. If the author, Stieg Larsson, hadn’t died so suddenly soon after delivering the manuscripts, I could see that people would be queuing up to get the next book in the series. As it was, I had to nip out to WH Smith’s to get the last one immediately after finishing number 2. Mariella Frostrup said that she couldn’t bear to read them and thought few women could/should because of the violence. They were indeed pretty dark but I didn’t find it gratuitous in any way. Hear the DVD is out now so perhaps I’ll give it a look, but then I’m not sure that I really need to.