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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
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Dec 08, 11

bookshelves: 2011-list, 4-stars
Read from November 11 to December 08, 2011

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo had me leery about this book but I set out to read all three so that was the plan.

I was pleasantly surprised with the second installment, The Girl Who Played with Fire. While it was a bit hard to get past all the detailed lists, such as what one was purchasing from Ikea or what one purchased at the 7-11 for dinner or what was in someone’s kitchen, the story moved right along. Unlike the first novel where I really only found the last half interesting, the novel was interesting the entire time.

Larsson does a good job of twisting and turning the story so the answers are revealed in small details that are easy to overlook. I did not notice that in the first book but I picked one out this time and went "Oh! That's what he is doing." I think that made the book much more enjoyable and forced me to read at a deeper level.

I am looking forward to reading the third book in the very near future.

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Reading Progress

3.0% "Starts out much faster than the 1st book. Cautiously optimistic..."
8.0% "Continuing to be cautiously optimistic but having trouble finding time to read."
74.0% "I find myself reminding myself that this book was translated. But beyond that it's really good and picks up faster than the first book. Sometimes the details are a bit much, like do I really need to read everything someone purchased at Ikea? But the author does a really good job of reveling things just when you can't take the suspense any longer... I plan to finish the book this week."
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Kari Rowles Totally agree about the details thing. It was so annoying! I'm glad I kept at it too -- it was so good! I still have to read the third one. Excited for the movie!

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