Warning: There are many spoilers in this Girl With The Dragon Tattoo book to movie comparison. Best left alone until you’ve actually seen the movie.
A book inspired by a rape witnessed by the author is bound to get a little dark. But it’s that tinge of grimness added to the normal mystery format that made The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo a New York Times bestseller for multiple weeks. And it’s because of that dark atmosphere that The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is so compelling when it’s recreated onscreen.