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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.

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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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