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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Vintage…

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) (original 2006; edition 2010)

by Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland (Translator)

Series: Millennium (2)

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On the eve of publisher Mikael Blomkvist's story about sex trafficking between Eastern Europe and Sweden, two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Mikael Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander--the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid years before.… (more)
Title:The Girl Who Played with Fire (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Authors:Stieg Larsson
Other authors:Reg Keeland (Translator)
Info:Vintage (2010), Edition: 1 Reprint, Paperback, 630 pages
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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (2006)

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Just about as good as "The [b:Girl with the Dragon Tattoo|2429135|The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)|Stieg Larsson|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1275608878s/2429135.jpg|1708725]." Larsson is an excellent writer with a great sense of timing for revealing clues to the story. ( )
  cziering | Nov 27, 2022 |
Number 2 of the page turning trilogy.
Loved it, Lisbeth becomes more of a machine. Blomkvist ( I think this is his name - I read this a while ago ) becomes more deeply involved.
Just a fantastic trilogy, which hits some root evils within our society. ( )
  Alin.Llewellyn | Nov 3, 2022 |
In the second book in the Millennium Series, Lisbeth Salander is back. The book opens in St. George’s, Grenada, where Lisbeth becomes involved in a couple’s domestic dispute and survives a hurricane. She then moves back to Sweden where the bulk of the crime/detective story takes place. Lisbeth is the prime suspect in a multiple murder. Lisbeth’s former relationship partner, Mikhael Blomkvist, believes in her innocence. Lisbeth, Mikhael, and the police perform separate investigations, with Lisbeth laying low to avoid arrest.

I liked it more than expected and if you regularly read this genre, you will probably enjoy it even more than I did. The first half adds dimension to Lisbeth Salander’s character, and she is an extraordinary character. I would not want to get on her bad side. The narrative is most effective when the spotlight is on Salander.

There are, however, several drawbacks. It is slow in developing and feels overly long. It is an “over-the-top” revenge story with supporting characters that border on caricatures. The narrative regularly summarizes where the investigation stands, which gets repetitive. At the end, the plot goes completely off the rails, but should appeal to those who enjoy lots of action. Be aware that the content includes sex trafficking, sexual assault, brutal violence, along with homophobic and misogynistic characters, who regularly make offensive remarks.

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  Castlelass | Oct 30, 2022 |
Fantastic crime thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The continuation of the story about Lisbeth Salander That was begun with"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." The usual seemingly omnipotent thugs that have eyes and ears everywhere are looking for Lisbeth. The man she let into her life in the last book, of course let her down. Kalle Fucking Blomkvist Is her name for him. However, in this book, he is trying hard to help her. ( )
  burritapal | Oct 23, 2022 |
I especially enjoyed this fast-paced thriller. ( )
  jpsnow | Oct 22, 2022 |
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When a novel moves or affects me deeply, I think about it when I’m walking around. I don’t find myself thinking about The Girl Who Played With Fire, but while I was reading it, I was useless until I got to the end. In retrospect, my experience of the book, like it’s characters, seems unreal. As, of course, it was.
When Larsson gets down to the business of telling a story, he tells a nerve-tingling tale.
For all the complications of the melodramatic story, which advances at a brisk, violently cinematic clip in Reg Keeland’s translation, it’s clear where Larsson’s strongest interests lie — in his heroine and the ill-concealed attitudes she brings out in men.
Mr. Larsson’s two central characters, Salander and Blomkvist, transcend their genre and insinuate themselves in the reader’s mind through their oddball individuality, their professional competence and, surprisingly, their emotional vulnerability.
Lisbeth Salander se ha tomado un tiempo: necesita apartarse del foco de atención y salir de Estocolmo. Trata de seguir una férrea disciplina y no contestar a las llamadas y mensajes de un Mikael que no entiende por qué ha desaparecido de su vida sin dar ningún tipo de explicación. Las heridas del amor las cura Lisbeth en soledad, aunque intente despistar el desencanto con el estudio de las matemáticas y ciertos felices placeres en una playa del Caribe. ¿Y Mikael? El gran héroe, el súper Blomkvist, vive buenos momentos en Millennium, con las finanzas de la revista saneadas y reconocimiento profesional de colegas y medios. Ahora tiene entre manos un reportaje apasionante que le propone una pareja, Dag y Mia, sobre el tráfico y prostitución de mujeres provenientes del Este. Las vidas de nuestros dos protagonistas parecen haberse separado por completo, y mientras... una muchacha, atada a una cama soporta un día y otro día las horribles visitas de un ser despreciable, y sin decir una palabra, sueña con una cerilla y un bidón de gasolina, con la forma de provocar el fuego que acabe con todo.
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Larsson, Stiegprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bjørnson, ElisabethTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Giorgetti Cima, CarmenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gouvenain, Marc deTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grumbach, LenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Haidarová, AzitaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keeland, RegTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kuhn, WibkeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kyrö, MarjaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lexell, MartínTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ortega Román, Juan JoséTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Reichlin, SaulReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sekov, TorbenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Torma PéterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vance, SimonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Varotto, FrancescaEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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On the eve of publisher Mikael Blomkvist's story about sex trafficking between Eastern Europe and Sweden, two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Mikael Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander--the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid years before.

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Lisbeth Salander is wanted for a triple murder. All three victims are connected to a trafficking exposé about to be published in Mikael Blomqvist’s magazine Millenium, and Lisbeth’s fingerprints are on the weapon.
Lisbeth vanishes to avoid capture by the justice. Mikael, not believing the police, is despairingly trying to clear her name, using all his resources and the staff of his magazine. During this process, Mikael discovers Lisbeth’s past, a terrible story of abuse and traumatizing experiences growing up in the Swedish care system.

When he eventually finds her, it’s only to discover that she is far more entangled in his initial investigation of the sex industry than he could ever imagine.

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