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 plot is interesting, and the pace is great. - LibraryThing
The ending was a bit abrupt and absurd though. - LibraryThing
Good suspense and storytelling. - LibraryThing
... it certainly was a compulsive page turner. - LibraryThing
Against my better judgment, I enjoyed the first one. - LibraryThing
A second major plot point based on a coincidence. - LibraryThing

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

User Review  - N. Sekar L. - Goodreads

This book is even more intense than its predecessor! It's still full of long narration, but I guess I've got used to it, so it's no longer a problem. I didn't give it 5 stars because of the ending. I ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

As per the first book, this kept me fascinated and intrigued and it was a thoroughly enjoyable read. Unlike the first book, the ending was deliberately set up for the third installment instead of ... 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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