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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
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Sep 24, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Read from September 24, 2010 to June 20, 2011

So, almost a year and a half later I read the second installment in Stieg Larsson's trilogy-and to be honest, I was not as taken with this one. It starts with Lisbeth seemingly well-adjusted after the previous book. Somehow some new characters are introduced to Bloomkvist's magazine Millennium. They are journalists who have been writing a book about the Swedish sex trade. Needless to say, Bloomkvist becomes friends with them, and they are murdered. Lisbeth's guardian is also murdered-and all of the evidence points right to Lisbeth. And she seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. Everyone she has ever had contact with are all involved. The police are investigating, and Boolkvist is also doing his own investigation, because he believes she is innocent. I felt like the murders where a secondary story line to the background story of Lisbeth. We learn the identity of her father and that she has quite a few bones to pick with him. Needless to say, this is another book in which you are captivated with the storyline through all 724 pages. I must also say that this story was not as well put together as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I liked that one better. Well I am off to start the third and final installment...maybe I will be pleasantly surprised!

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