I saw the film version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo tonight. It was an incredibly faithful, skillful adaptation of the book. But I can't recommend it. There were some really disturbing parts in the book, and the film doesn't flinch from showing them. It was hard to handle. I kind of wish I could un-see it. Doesn't it often seem that things are slightly easier to read about than they are to see?
Now I'm watching Mystery Science Theater 3000, the best antidote I can find.