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  - Danielle Casey - Goodreads

This book is much better than the first (maybe the first spent too much time introducing us to characters). I was thrilled with every page and had a hard time putting the book down. Larsson constantly ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Uma Aiyer - Goodreads

Maybe its just me... but Lisbeth Salander keeps growing into a more powerful character through the series. I've just started the third book and already I'm thinking Larsson does an amazing job making ... 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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