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The Girl Who Played with Fire (The Millennium Trilogy #2)


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ISBN13: 9780307476159
ISBN10: 0307476154
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“Boasts an intricate, puzzlelike story line . . . even as it accelerates toward its startling and violent conclusion.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


The introduction, questions, and suggestions for further reading that follow are intended to enhance your reading group's discussion of The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson's propulsive follow-up to his bestselling debut, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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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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dianewelborn, January 5, 2012 (view all comments by dianewelborn)
After reading the first of the trilogy, I couldn't wait to read the next one! It is so compelling.
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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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Book 2 of the Millennium Trilogy
Larsson, Stieg
General Fiction
Mystery & Detective - General
Literature-A to Z
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Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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35 x 11 x 7 in 17 lb

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Product details 752 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780307476159 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

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.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fans of intelligent page-turners will be more than satisfied by Larsson's second thriller, even though it falls short of the high standard set by its predecessor, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which introduced crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist and punk hacker savant Lisbeth Salander. A few weeks before Dag Svensson, a freelance journalist, plans to publish a story that exposes important people involved in Sweden's sex trafficking business based on research conducted by his girlfriend, Mia Johansson, a criminologist and gender studies scholar, the couple are shot to death in their Stockholm apartment. Salander, who has a history of violent tendencies, becomes the prime suspect after the police find her fingerprints on the murder weapon. While Blomkvist strives to clear Salander of the crime, some far-fetched twists help ensure her survival. Powerful prose and intriguing lead characters will carry most readers along." Publishers Weekly (Copyright © Reed Business Information, Inc. All rights reserved.P
"Review" by , “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.”
"Review" by , 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.”
"Review" by , “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)
"Review" by , “A dynamite thriller.”
"Review" by , “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.”
"Review" by , “Another gripping, stay-up-all-night read.”
"Review" by , “Will likely confirm Larsson’s position as the most successful crime novelist in the world.”
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , “Boasts an intricate, puzzle-like story line... even as it accelerates toward its startling and violent conclusion.”
"Review" by , “Gripping stuff.... A nail-biting tale of murder and cover-ups.”
"Review" by , “You might as well give up on the idea of sleep till you’ve finished the book.”
"Review" by , “Buzzes with ideas [and] fizzes with fury.”
"Review" by , “Lisbeth Salander could be the female Jason Bourne... It’s an intelligent, fascinating story that draws readers in, and keeps them turning the page.”
"Synopsis" by , 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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