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The Girl Who Played with Fire | Paperback

Author: Stieg Larsson | Format: Paperback

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  Fantastic read

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A really good second novel to the Triology. Struggled a little with the first book but this was well worth reading. A plot which leaves us all guessing until the very end and an excellent twist, Larson receives a lot of praise for this work and this novel is proof that all the praise is justified. The best book in the Triology in my view.

A great read and worth reading if you have read the first book. Certainly this book is better than the first and hopefully the conclusion will be even better.

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  Even better than the first!

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This has to be my favourite of the two books that i have read in this trilogy. It is less graphic than the first and is much easier to read. I found the first a little too detailed for my liking but still enjoyed the overall book.

If you have read the first book i would definitely recommend this one to follow the story. It's one of those books that you can't put down and want to enjoy immersing yourself in without distractions!

  Super powers (SPOILER ALERT)

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First of all - I loved the first book, it was a fantastic read with a great couple of characters and an intriguing mystery at the heart of it.
Now the follow up where Lisbeth takes central stage - and boy does she - saving lives in a tornado, beating up hells angel equivalents with hitherto unknown boxing skills, not to mention her super power of a photographic memory, unfortunately, it seems as though the author fell in love with his main character and as such made her some kind of indestructible super woman who can even survive a massive head trauma from a bullet in the head enough to dig herself out of a grave. It smacks of the problem I felt Thomas Harris ran into with Hannibal Lecter - he became too obsessed with them to the point of them being able to overcome absolutely anything at the expense of common sense! Anyway, not as good as the first, not read the 3rd yet.

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  Fabulous follow oon from the girl with the dragon tattoo

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I really enjoyed this book, it gets to grips with lisbeth salanders character and background in more depth and opens your eyes to why she is the way she is! plenty to keep you turning the pages and riveted to your seat! a great read and you will then simply have to read the next book the girl who kicked the hornets nest

  Another GREAT book to continue the set..

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Another great book. Fast paced and full of exciting plot! It is a little more complex and and there are a lot more characters to keep track of. Lisabeth is a fantastic character and you find out loads more about her. You have to read the girl with the dragon tattoo first - dont make my mums mistake and read this one first - she was more than a little confused!

Great read and have recommended to everyone!!!

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  Brilliant....again!!

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Another great book, as was the first in the series. I love the complex charater of Lisbeth Salander, and how with each book we are finding out more of what has happened to her. This book like the first is a little slow right at the start, but soon picks up pace. I am really enjoying these books, and will be disappointed when I have finished the last.

On a totally random piece of useless information..... it really tickled me the amount of times in the book it's mentioned they're having a "cup of coffee", or "putting the coffee machine on". They are obviously big fans of coffee in Sweden !!

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  The Girl did good again!

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This is the second in the millenium trilogy and as soon as i finished this one i was straight on to play to complete my collection.

I have not been reading books very long, admittedly i am more of a "wait for the dvd" kind of guy, but these books have sparked my love for literature and now im reading them again and again!

Salander and Blomkvist are great characters and i cant wait to find out how they fair in the final book!

If you havent read a book in a while and are looking for something fast paced and exciting, order the millenium trilogy, you wont be disappointed!

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  A Must-Have

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Despite the fact that this trilogy has been in the best-seller's list for a while, it's taken me a fair amount of time to convince myself to read them - I was put off by the blurb on the back of book one, thinking this would just be a political thriller with no depth.

That decision is one of the worst literary mistakes I've ever made.

At the time of writing I've just finished the second book in the trilogy, and am waiting for the release of the third book with bated breath. I very highly recommend that you read this book -- it has a feisty heroine, and all characters have varying degrees of morality. Nobody's moral compass is well-adjusted, which rounds out the believability that these characters could exist; that these characters could be real.

The book had me gripped from start to finish, and I was very disappointed to find out that it didn't quite 'end' - the story seems to be a 'part 1' of sorts, concluded in book three. Don't hesitate to purchase this book - but if you do, make sure you order the next one in the series with it, as you'll want to dive straight in and tie up all loose ends!

  Believe The Hype: Best thriller around.

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Books, films or games, I love a great thriller. However this novel is something very very special. The pace is very siimilar to Dan Brown's but the content is much more thought provoking.

Everybody is talking about The Millennium Trilogy because of the unique Salander character. In many ways she could be a cartoon but somehow Larsson makes her extraordinarily real. How on earth he brings a 4'11, gothic, violence prone, social outcast, self taught computer genius who solves 400 year old maths equations for fun to life, I will never know. There is no exaggeration putting her in the same league as Holmes and Marple. She has rightly become a cult legend.

The novel is centred around the mysterious execution of a couple who were about to publish a severely damaging expose of the Swedish Sex Trade. Salander's prints are on the murder weapon and her record of violence does her no favours. The novel exploits the original 'Men Who Hate Women'- (The original title of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) gender theme but throws you into the 100MPH tabloid media circus of a nationwide police manhunt of the female protagonist.

I assure you the finale cliff hanger is like nothing you have ever read. The reader is never quite sure whether she has or hasn't committed the terrible crimes she is accused of. (You are certainly sure that she is capable of them.)

Best novel of 2009.