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This review is from: The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium Trilogy) (Hardcover)An outstanding and dare I say superior sequel to "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". Having read the first story of the trilogy this summer I was eager to know how the sequel would compare. In the girl with the dragon tattoo, Lisebeth Salander is definitely an enigmatic character and there are subtle hints that there is a lot of back story to her character. Am I glad that this back story has been developed and interwoven into this sequel. Too often we say "I couldn't put a book down" but in this case it is definitely a book you will be glued to.
The story comes to life when Salander is wanted in connection with some murders that have been commited. From this point the story moves on at a frenetic pace with all characters connected to Salander such as Blomkvist the journalist and Armansky her former employer defending her and trying to get to the bottom of the case alongside a national police investigation.
Ultimately this book is about why is Salander the way she is. What drives her and what is she willing to do to get to the truth?
Enjoy and look forward to the third part of the trilogy which should hopefully be translated from Swedish before the end of the year. If you're lucky (not me) and can read Swedish then why not get the third installment asap. Having said that if you're Swedish you've probably already read it.
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Initial post: 6 Jan 2009 18:04:18 GMT
Bear in the Canyon says:
Volume 3 is already translated and will be out next January. Much more will be revealed about Lisbeth Salander and about why she is a "danger" to people high up in the national security apparatus of Sweden. --Reg Keeland
Posted on 17 Jan 2009 11:13:47 GMT
I agree this is a superior sequel. Expectations are now very high for the final part of the trilogy!
Posted on 27 Jan 2009 09:32:22 GMT
T. Andersson says:
I read the third book last year. And Im afraid it does not get much better than the 2nd Book. The third book just gives you closure. So don't get your hopes up to much..
Posted on 6 Feb 2009 17:51:22 GMT
I'm Danish and lucky in that all three books has been out in Danish for some years now. Number one was the best one in my opinion so far :-)
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2009 20:41:40 GMT
Can you please tell me the name of the third book?
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2009 20:42:45 GMT
Are the streets and locations in the books real places or just fiction?
Posted on 8 Mar 2009 14:31:30 GMT
Ann Fairweather says:
Let's not forget that alas, Larsson intended a fouth sequel, and probably more of Lisbeth Salander adventures. The third volume might not be as fast and exiting as the second but certainly hold all its promises.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Aug 2009 12:01:58 BDT
emma who reads a lot says:
or read it in French - more likely! it's been out in French since last year.
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 11:31:31 BDT
Tracy Rose says:
I think it was a very good book. I enjoyed it from start to finish
Posted on 1 Jun 2011 16:33:44 BDT
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