The Girl Who Played with Fire

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Quercus Publishing, Jul 9, 2009 - Fiction - 576 pages
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Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists about to expose the truth about sex trafficking in Sweden are murdered, and Salander's prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behaviour makes her an official danger to society - but no-one can find her. Mikael Blomkvist, editor-in-chief of Millennium, does not believe the police. Using all his magazine staff and resources to prove Salander's innocence, Blomkvist also uncovers her terrible past, spent in criminally corrupt institutions. Yet Salander is more avenging angel than helpless victim. She may be an expert at staying out of sight - but she has ways of tracking down her most elusive enemies.

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The pace is okay, the ending is dramatic but realistic. - Goodreads
Larsson is not an entirely exceptional writer. - Goodreads
Larsson is really talented with character development. - Goodreads
Also, his prose annoys me. - Goodreads
MUCH better intro than The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. - Goodreads
Whoa! Crazy, messed-up ending! - Goodreads

Review: The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium #2)

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Creative writing instructors now have the perfect novel to cite when teaching about the perils the "Mary Sue" trope. Somehow between book 1 and 2, Lisbeth gained a +100 IQ boost (she now solves ... Read full review

Review: The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium #2)

User Review  - Theo - Goodreads

Fun to read, but some scenarios were a bit too far fetched; towards the end too many happy coincidences...Plus, two points whose frequency approaches comic effect: 1.) use of double words "had had ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Stieg Larsson was the editor-in-chief of the anti-racist magazine Expo. He was a leading expert on right-wing extremist organisations. He died in 2004, soon after delivering the text of the novels that make up the Millennium Trilogy. Reg Keeland is an experienced translator from Swedish.

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