book: Stieg Larsson “The Girl who Played with Fire”

The last book I blogged about was The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo I liked it but gave a warning about the type of content – The Girl who Played with Fire is the second in Stieg Larsson‘s “Millennium Trilogy” and just as enjoyable and captivating as the first.

Everything revolves around two characters, Lisebeth Salander (the girl with the tattoo) and Mikael Blomkvist, the publisher and journalist of Millennium Magazine.  Lisebeth is such an involving character with a complex mysterious past that is hinted at in the first book.  Here we finally find out what made her what she is.

The plot is complex, well constructed and cleverly punctuated some fascinating and unexpected twists.  However, the does book take a long time to get going and there are some totally unnecessary sections of tedious detail, but soon enough it gets up some speed and has such a stunning climax that you really should have the third book on standby to start straight away!

If you haven’t read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo then don’t read this.  This trilogy has to be read in order or not at all.

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