nding the central character, or the first hint of a too-sterile bookend to a fantastically flawed, immensely likable character.
Larsson's books are a hit entirely because of Salander, a character expertly carried by Rapace, and briefly by Tehilla Blad, who plays a young Salander, when all the pain began. She's troubled, but her mania comes from trauma that's unfortunately familiar to many around the world. Rapace perfectly embodies this hurt, and delivers it with stylish, calculating mania.
The Salander character is searching for an end to her suffering, which we know will never cease, no matter how high the bodies stack. "Joe Wertz