La ragazza che giocava con il fuoco (Millennium #2)
Mikael Blomkvist è tornato vittorioso alla guida di Millennium, pronto a lanciare un numero speciale su un vasto traffico di prostituzione dai paesi dell'Est. L'inchiesta si preannuncia esplosiva: la denuncia riguarda un intero sistema di violenze e soprusi, e non risparmia poliziotti, giudici e politici, perfino esponenti dei servizi segreti. Ma poco prima di andare in st...more
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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.
Poang Chair $40
2. Asperger's Syndrome may give you the idea that a T-shirt that says ‘I’M AN ALIEN’ is acceptable office wear, but also photographic memory and phenomenal mathematical ability.
3. "Sweden is one of the countries that imports the most prostitutes per capita from Russia and the Baltics"....more
Stieg Larsson doesn't really do subtle. If he thinks an issue is important, he will shout it from the rooftops. With a megaphone. But since he is condemning misogyny and violence towards women, I'm ok with that.
"Salander was the woman who hated men who hate women."This book, much more than its predecessor, focuses on the tiny-but-tough Lisbeth Salander. We learn quite a bit about the fascinating and horrific backstory that led to Salander developing her unique, defensive, prickly personality.
He had come.
He smelled of aftershave.
She hated the smell of him.
He...observed her for a long time.
She hated his silence.
Then he spoke to her. He had a dark, clear voice that stressed, pedantically, each word.
She hated his voice.
He laid the back of a moist hand on her forehead and ran his fingers along her hairline in a gesture that was probably intended to be friendly.
She hated his touch.
Lisbeth Salander is simply unforgettable.
I read the first book in this trilogy the year it was published i...more
Hooked. Totally, completely, utterly hooked. I read this book yesterday during lunch even though I was with two...more
In scanning through the other reviews, I have to concur with many of the problems mentioned: superfluous detail (specific IKEA furniture is mentioned several times--as if I know what any of it looks like just because I have the model number provided, sandwiches are made, coffee is brewed, Billy's Pan Pizzas are consumed); there's a real dearth of poetic or stylized language; there's a cast of hundreds (maybe not quite, but i...more
"A woman could obviously never be a fire fighter, for example." "We couldn't send a woman to do that military job because what if she got her period? She couldn't take a week off when she's there!" "There are just some days in the month when a woman diplomat wouldn't be able to do her job." "I wouldn't watch women's sports because women aren't...more
I was afraid The Girl Who Played With Fire would suffer from the sophomore jinx. I'm pleased to say it did not.
Larsson must have figured out he had a good thing in Lisbeth Salander while working on The Girl With The Dragon T...more
Here Lisbeth Salander is in another boatload of trouble (of course), though she's richer and dresses a little bet...more
Start geek-rant: as a former mathematician, I was annoyed by his sloppiness concerning Fermat's Last Theorem. To start off with, he misquotes it several times. And the whole idea that Lisbeth is able to solve it on her own in just a few months, with no formal mathematical training, is cheap. If this were the o...more
The first one I felt was slightly more clumsy at the beginning and took a while to truly love it. I speak only for myself of course. This one it starts off with a bang and you know immediately from the first page it is going to be just as good if not better.
Blomkvist takes a back seat here and Salander takes the lead. She after all is really the mos...more
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 has it that will come in the last book in the trilogy, which makes sense as this one tied up some lose threads from the first book as well. I can't wait to get my hands on the last one.
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 over a year. She’s angry with Mikeal Blomkvist and has broken off all contact with him, but he has no idea why since Salander is far too socially awkward to ever explain herself or try to mend a damaged relationship. Blomkvist i...more
هو اللي انا قريته دا حقيقي؟
فيه واحد كدا عادي
مسك ورقة وقلم او اي الة طباعة
عادي يعني فكرة وبعدين قعد يشتغل عليها
وطلعت الرواية دي؟؟؟؟
خليني اسئل سؤال
كام مرة حد قرأ جزء تاني
وكان بينافس او علي الاقل ف نفس مستوي الجزء الاول
نسبة صغيرة جدا
دايما العمل الاول بيبقي فيه تفاصيل
دا كسر الموضوع الجزء التاني من اول 50 صفحة
حاسس ببنج ف عقلك
الاحداث عامله تنقلك
الفكرة عاملة تخليك تسئل مليون سؤال
لا يقال عليه شئ غير سحري
متأكد ان فيه ملف كامل لكل شخصية
But the deficiencies I mentioned (accordingly to many other reviewers) are still there. Maybe after more than 1,000 pages I got even more aware of them, so I will wait for some weeks before I attack the third tome...more
It's been a year since the events of "Dragon Tattoo" and in that time, the friendship between Salandar and Blomkvist has eroded. Sala...more
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 established - it did become a page-turner as I raced to find out the ending.
If you like books with lots of character sketches, this might work for you. I was tempted to get out a notepad and sketch out all the characters and their...more
Lisbeth!!! She is awesome...more
On the surface, "The Girl Who Played with Fire" is about sex trafficking and prostitution in Sweden and high-ranking men who abuse underage girls. But, just like the first novel, it's not quite that simple - the story gradually morphs into a tale of sexual prejudice, abuse of power, and go...more
The first two books in this trilogy have been an exhilarating, albeit disturbing, roller coaster ride. Lisbeth Salander is hands down the most intriguing and complex character I have ever read. She takes rooting for the under dog to a whole new level. Mikael, while not nearly as multilayered as Lisbeth, plays off of her well and easily held my interest. I fell in love with both characters in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, despite Mr. Larsson's penchant for tediously lengthy explanati...more
1. She forces herself on a 16 year old boy in Granada.
2. She kills a man on the beach during a hurricane.
3. She shuts out Blomkvist for a very long time for a perceived slight, giving him no explanation.
4. She fails to take or show the necessary care with her ex-guardian after his s...more
On the rear cover of Vintage Crime's 2009 publication of The Girl Who Played With Fire, the reader gains a glimpse of Stieg Larsson. Cradling an almost gaunt face with his left hand, his expression seemingly radiates the time and energy put into the writing of what would become his lasting legacy, the Millennium trilogy. He clearly inserted his heart and soul into them. Additionally, he appears hopeful that his work would be well-received.
Indeed, it has. As of December 2011, the series--collec...more
"Estava deitada de costas, presa por correias de couro à armação de ferro da cama estreita. As correias, cruzadas, apertavam-lhe o peito, e tinha as mãos algemadas aos lados do catre."
Depois do último livro que li pensei em ler agora algo mais "light" mas a verdade é que não resisit ao chamamento da continuação da trilogia que comecei a ler à pouquissimo tempo. Espero gostar tanto ou mais do que o primeiro! lol
E depois vou ficar ansiosa pelo filme porque vi o primeiro e apesar de não s...more
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As a journalist and editor of the magazine Expo , Larsson was active in documenting and exposing Swedish extreme right and racist organisations. When he died at the age of 50, Larsson left three unpublished thrillers and unfinished manuscripts for more. The first three books ( The Girl With...more