stfnmrtl, January 29, 2012 (view all comments by stfnmrtl)
This series is so amazing but TGWPWF is the one that stood out most to me because it is the middle of the drama. Lisbeth's past comes back to life in this installment and it ends her, instead of her mother, in a life altering position. This book includes so much information about the beloved characters and slowly continues to tie up loose ends but leaves plenty for the third book. If i could bring Mr. Larsson back to life I would in a heartbeat because we would all benefit from his brilliant mind, let him RIP. No series has ever been so incredibly detailed and so thick with layers. It is always a pleasure reading a novel written by pure talent.
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Theresa Moss-Currier, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Theresa Moss-Currier)
Loved this book, actually the whole series was great. A good read that is hard to put down. Love how Stieg Larsson creates his characters in such depth. Wish that there would be more offerings from this author, but alas, that is not to be.
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Cadey, April 27, 2011 (view all comments by Cadey)
First of all, do not buy this book without buying the next in the trilogy for the minute you finish this one you are gonna want the next! Anouther brilliant installment in the millennium trilogy! Although I felt as if this story started off a little slower than the first I was definetly hooked from page one. Lisbeth is such a fascinating charactor, and we finally get a peek into her life with this book. Stieg Larson is a master at plot twist and surprises and this book kept me on the edge of my seat for sure!
andyla80, January 30, 2011 (view all comments by andyla80)
Even better than the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, this one starts off awesomely from page one. I couldn't believe how it sucked me in and I generally don't love this type of novel. You really care about the characters and sit on the edge every single second. Salander is incredibly well written - complicated, flawed, rounded character with which you can still, unbelievably, identify with and root for while wanting to care for her and give her love. It's embarrassing how much you get sucked into her world. Fantastic book!
The Girl Who Played with Fire (The Millennium Trilogy #2)
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Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo caught the world by surprise with its relevant and riveting story. The Girl Who Played with Fire, the second novel in the Millennium trilogy, reads even more smoothly. It leaves me wanting much more from this great writer, who died in 2004 after completing just three novels.
by Scotland on Sunday,
“Addictive...We are in the hands of a master...Salander and Blomkvist [are] the finest and strangest partnership in crime fiction since Holmes and Watson...Stunningly memorable.”
by The Observer,
“The Girl Who Played with Fire is that rare thing – a sequel that is even better than the book that went before... A combination of urgent, multilayered thriller, traditional police procedural and articulate examination of the way a supposedly open-minded country like Sweden treats its vulnerable women and children.”
by Sunday Times,
“This second novel is even more gripping and astonishing than the first. What makes it outstanding is the author’s ability to handle dozens of characters and parallel narratives without losing tension. Larsson was a fantastic storyteller. This novel will leave readers on the edge of their seats.” (London)
“A dynamite thriller.”
“A nail-biting tale of murder and cover-ups in which the victims are tantalizingly hard to distinguish from the villains... Believe the hype... It’s gripping stuff.”
by Entertainment Weekly,
“Another gripping, stay-up-all-night read.”
“Will likely confirm Larsson’s position as the most successful crime novelist in the world.”
by San Antonio Express-News,
"It's refreshing to read crime fiction that burns with such blue-flame intensity in which every word counts. There is passion here...but Larsson never allow Fire to boomerang out of control."
by Chicago Sun-Times,
"If the thriller part of Larsson's exceptional novel is the icing, more profound elements are the philosophical cake. On the deepest level, this is about the evil [that] men and the rare woman...do."
by New York Times,
“Boasts an intricate, puzzle-like story line... even as it accelerates toward its startling and violent conclusion.”
“Gripping stuff.... A nail-biting tale of murder and cover-ups.”
by Dallas Morning News,
“You might as well give up on the idea of sleep till you’ve finished the book.”
by Los Angeles Times,
“Buzzes with ideas [and] fizzes with fury.”
by Associated Press,
“Lisbeth Salander could be the female Jason Bourne... It’s an intelligent, fascinating story that draws readers in, and keeps them turning the page.”
by Random House,
Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, The Girl Who Played with Fire is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel.
Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past.
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