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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
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bookshelves: not-my-thing

There should have been a better editor for this guy's work. He can go into a two page description about the guests at a dinner party that never matter to the story or even have anything to do with it. The excessive description that has no relevance to the story is problematic for me and takes me out of the story. I never know what to pay attention to with all the extra characters that are dropped in.

I also has some issues with the main climax scene. Without revealing too much, it started to feel like a terrible cliche. I love Liz Salander's character and she is the reason I read this series. But towards the end she felt less authentic and like a bad B movie character.

I am not sure if I will even read the next book as I hear there is not much of the one character I like in the story.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
January 1, 2009 – Finished Reading
July 8, 2016 – Shelved
July 8, 2016 – Shelved as: not-my-thing

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Talltree I loved Liz!! Glad you're trying this series!!


message 2: by Lynn (new) - added it

Lynn Liz is the character that made the books worth while. I read this series many years ago but realized I'd put this review under the third book by mistake so I just moved it. I had heard that Liz isn't in the third book much as she's (view spoiler) so I didn't read on in the series.


Talltree Its been a while for me too, so I don't remember much abt the coma thing, I'll have to revisit the series, it takes a certain kind of mood though...


message 4: by Lynn (last edited Jul 09, 2016 09:43AM) (new) - added it

Lynn Oh definitely. I'm probably too much of a wimp to read them now but I used to read much grittier stuff. The more things in the world feel dark and overwhelming the more I want lighter and fluffier reads.


Talltree Same for me too,lol! I used to read much darker stuff but don't have the stomach for them now...


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