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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
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Jul 29, 11

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This book is the second installment of the "Millenium" trilogy. It follows the main character, Lisbeth Salander, who has been accused of a triple murder. Her friend Michel Blomkvist believes in her innocence, and tries to prove it, which leads to an investigation that reveals corruption and conspiracies at the highest levels of the Swedish government.

Unfortunately, I found this book something of a disappointment. The plot didn't really get started until halfway into the book, and with a story of 700 pages, this is a major problem. Also, the author tried to focus more on character development, but I found all of the main characters to be irritatingly self-destructive, which detracted from the book as well. This novel and the last book of the trilogy could probably have been combined into one (considerably shorter) work that would have been more interesting.

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