The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Trilogy Series #2)
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Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.
But he has no idea just how explosive the story will be until, on the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander—the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and who now becomes the focus and fierce heart of The Girl Who Played with Fire.
As Blomkvist, alone in his belief in Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation of the slayings, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous hunt in which she is the prey, and which compels her to revisit her dark past in an effort to settle with it once and for all.
From the Hardcover edition.
Release Date: Jul 28, 2009
Length: 18 hour(s) 35 minutes
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
Jul 24, 2009
What I learned from this book (in no particular order):
1. Swedish billionaires furnish their multi-million dollar apartments with IKEA --- well, at least ONE peculiar Swedish billionaire.
2. Asperger's Syndrome may give you the idea that a T-shirt that says Ã¢â‚¬ËœIÃ¢â‚¬â„¢M AN ALIENÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ is a... more...
407 people liked this review.
Oct 29, 2009
The first book was for the most part plot-driven. The 40-year old mystery took a while to unfold, but was interesting when it did. So was Lisbeth, although she wasn't the main focus. Enter, The Girl Who Played With Fire. The story has now turned character-driven with Lisbeth as the protagonist. But ... more...
41 people liked this review.
Dec 28, 2008
The Girl Who Played With Fire starts about a year after the events in the first book in the series. Lisbeth Salandar has cut off all contact from Mikael Blomkvist for reasons he cannot fathom. While she travels the world Mikael faithfully but fruitlessly visits her apartment regularly and, at the sa... more...
38 people liked this review.
Jul 26, 2010
I am confident that Stieg Larsson has a reason for this, but Lisbeth Salander is not much of a heroine. Let's list her transgressions from The Girl Who Played With Fire (and these will be deliberately out of context):
1. She forces herself on a 16 year old boy in Granada.
2. She kill... more...
34 people liked this review.
Jan 25, 2009
Larsson keeps up the terrific thriller and suspense work he started in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' even though that had to be one tough act to follow! I ordered the British edition of this second novel of Larsson's Milennium trilogy from Amazon.uk. No way could I wait until September 2009 and... more...
23 people liked this review.
Aug 05, 2009
I struggled through this 514-page book.
To begin with, all the homo, bi, double-partner, and heterosexual talk was a bit much. Way beyond my comfort level.
To be fair, once I got about half-way through the book - after all the characters' sexual preferences were clearly establ... more...
19 people liked this review.
Nov 28, 2009
You do NOT want to get on Lisbeth SalanderÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bad sideÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
The anti-social genius computer hacker is back in this terrific thriller that improves on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Following the events of the first book, Lisbeth has left Sweden and been traveling abroad for ove... more...
16 people liked this review.
Aug 31, 2007
It cost me a good night's sleep. I started reading it in the evening and just couldn't stop. It's not often I read a book continuously.
15 people liked this review.
Nov 13, 2008
Unfortunately not as good as MÃƒÂ¤n som Hatar Kvinnor. He has gone too far, and Lisbeth Salander is no longer a fully credible person; also, the puzzle isn't as satisfying as in the first one.
Start geek-rant: as a former mathematician, I was annoyed by his sloppiness concerning Fermat's Las... more...
13 people liked this review.
Mar 21, 2008
I haven't read a book this quickly since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The sequel to The Girl with the dragon tattoo is just as good as the first one. Well written, well researched and impossible to put down. The only thing I missed was a bit of a conclusion at the end, but rumour... more...
12 people liked this review.