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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

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Wow, I loved The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  I simply could not put it down, and did not want it to end, which explains why I shelled out hard-earned dollars (well, earned dollars) for the hardback edition of the next book, The Girl Who Played With Fire, which I’m currently reading.

There are really few people I can think of who wouldn’t like this book.  A Swedish journalist is convicted of libel and has to step back from his magazine to ensure its survival, so he accepts a job from an old rich businessman to solve the disappearance/find the murderer of his niece who disappeared 40 years ago.  The journalist recruits a hell of a character, a female private investigator, to help him, and the two of them get caught up in a murder mystery.  I will say there are definitely some uncomfortable scenes and themes, including some that might be triggering, but overall, this book rocked my socks off, and I can only hope the next two are as good.

Background: Steig Larsson turned in three manuscripts before he died.  This one is the first novel, Fire is the second, and the third will be released in May 2010.


Written by questionsandanchors

November 4, 2009 at 2:49 am

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  1. […] The Girl Who Played With Fire (link to my review), which picks up after a year has passed since TGWTDT, this book starts on the same night that the previous book ends.  I greatly appreciated the […]

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