Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium #2) by Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland (Translator)
Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.
But he has no idea just how explosive the story will be until, on the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for 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 in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and who now becomes the focus and fierce heart of The Girl Who Played with Fire.
As Blomkvist, alone in his belief in Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation of the slayings, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous hunt in which she is the prey, and which compels her to revisit her dark past in an effort to settle with it once and for all
My Comments :
I picked up this book from Subang Jaya Book Exchange Programme(SJBEP). It's the community book exchange programme which is held every fortnight on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month at the USJ 2 Community Hall, Subang Jaya.
Personally, I have heard many people raving about works by this author. I didn't know that this book comes in 3 and this is Book two of the 3 books.
Hence I was a bit confused in the beginning. However, it did not hinder my enjoyment of this book. It was full of suspense.
Love the plot which was fast paced. Love the way the author using the words. Genius.
I found myself rooting to Salander to beat the system. There was a surprise in the ending. It's certainly an enjoyable book.
However, I would not recommend this as reading material for young adults as it's quite violent in my opinion. There were description of rape and brutality.