Monday, April 12, 2010

The Girl Who Played With Fire

If you have read The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo by Stieg Larsson, RUN, don't walk, but RUN, to get The Girl Who Played With Fire!!!  And if you haven't read The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, what are you waiting for???  Get you to the nearest library, bookstore, reader friend, etc. and read it!!!  Because after you read it, you must then read The Girl Who Played With Fire!!   It is that good!

Can you tell that I really liked this book?  It is a great psychological mystery. I loved the way the author developed the characters and the story.  It kept me wanting to read more and more later and later into the night!

The same main characters are present as main characters in both books.  Mikael Blomkvist company Millenium is planning to publish a book exposing sex trafficking in Sweden.  His magazine is going to run an article about it the same time the book comes out.  Before that happens, the two authors of the book are murdered.  The same evening, Lisbeth Salander's guardian is murdered.  Lisbeth is connected by evidence to all the murders and she goes underground.  Mikael is trying to solve the murders and to find Lisbeth.  To do both, Mikael and Lisbeth both need to dig into Lisbeth's past.

Great book!!! 

The third of this trilogy is now out called The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest.  It is a continuation of the first two books. 
From the website

Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson (1954-2004) was a Swedish writer and journalist.
Prior to his sudden death of a heart attack in November 2004 he finished three detective novels in his trilogy "The Millenium-series" which were published posthumously; "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest". Altogether, his trilogy has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide (summer of 2009), and he was the second bestselling author in the world 2008.
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STIEG LARSSON, 1954-2004
Before his career as a writer, Stieg Larsson was mostly known for his struggle against racism and right-wing extremism. Starting in the late 1970's, he combined his work as a graphic designer with holding lectures on right-wing extremism for the Scotland Yard. During the following years he became an expert on the subject and has held many lectures as well as written many novels on the subject. In 1995, when 8 persons were killed by neo-Nazis I Sweden, he was the main force behind the founding of the Expo-foundation, a group intended on exposing neo-Nazi activity in Sweden. From 1999 and on, he was appointed chief editor of the magazine Expo.
During the last 15 years of his life, he and his life companion Eva Gabrielsson lived under constant threat from right-wing violence.


joemmama said...

I love love love these books and can't wait for Hornets Nest...

Renate said...

I have to agree with you. These books are incredibly good. I couldn't wait for the third one to be published here in the U.S. and ordered it from the U.K. It was worth it!

Bybee said...

Wow, Larsson had a short but very interesting life. His books are available here; I wonder if my book group would be interested in trying one.

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