The Girl Who Played With Fire

Wow!!! What a great book! Stieg Larsson’s second book, The Girl Who Played with Fire (published by Penguin) is riveting. It’s a page-turning thriller and I couldn’t put it down. And it’s by no means a small book – 724 pages in the paperback edition. I think you can actually read this book independent of his first one, but why in heaven’s name would you want to do that. If you’re like me you can’t get enough of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and punk hacker Lisbeth Salander. And kudos to the translator who’s done such a fantastic job. Did I read something awhile back that you can now go to Sweden and do a Millennium Trilogy tour of the places mentioned in the books… amazing. At one point in the book, when all hell broke loose, all I could think of was “Lisbeth, what have you done!”. I won’t tell you what happens in the story – I don’t want to spoil the suspense… just go read it. The dog days of summer are upon us and I can’t think of a better way to spend your time. Now… on to book #3! … on second thought, maybe I should read something different just to prolong the suspence. I don’t want the trilogy to end!

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