Thursday, March 17, 2011
Book Review: The Girl Who Played With Fire
If you haven't read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, go grab a copy. When you're done, come back here :)
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson is the sequel to Dragon Tattoo, and it was just as good as the first. As Julie warned me before I started this book, it doesn't move quite as quickly as the first, but it's definitely just as good.
We learn much more about Lisbeth Salander in this novel, as she's being hunted by Swedish Police for a triple murder. All three victims were killed in their homes. Investigative reporter (and friend of Salander) Mikael Blomkvist knows two of the victims personally. Dag Svennson was working with Blomkvist on an upcoming issue of Millenium magazine, and Mia Johansson was Dag's girlfriend. Both victims were working on exposing participants in Sweden's sex trade, many of whom hold prominent positions in government and on the police force. But Blomkvist (and Salander's former boss, Dragan Armansky), are convinced Salander is innocent of all three murders. In typical Blomkvist fashion, he won't stop investigating until he gets to the bottom of the crime.
And the ending? Well, you'll want to rush right out and get your hands on The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. So, while you're picking up Played with Fire, go ahead & grab #3 as well...
And if you couldn't guess, I'm now reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest!