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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
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Oct 03, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: nov-dec-2009

By most accounts, the follow-up to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is as successful a second installment in a crime series as we're likely to see. In The Girl Who Played with Fire, Larsson explored Lisbeth Salander, a swirl of contradictions and evasions, with a depth that eludes most crime writers. In fact, this is Lisbeth's book (Mikael Blomkvist is still around, of course, though he plays second fiddle here to his erstwhile love interest), and Larsson has readers eating out of his hand with a plot that simmers before coming to a full boil. Only one critic cited an overly convoluted story line. It's a shame that only one book remains to be published in America, though rumors continue to circulate regarding a fourth book in progress when the author died unexpectedly in 2004. This is an excerpt of a review published in Bookmarks magazine.
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