Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium #2) by Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland (Translator)

Synopsis at

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. 



cleffairy said...

I have yet to read the Girl with A Dragon Tattoo...saw many beaming reviews, but not sure if i will like it. Dun have the 'feel' to read the book. :(

Uncle Lee said...

Hi SK, not familiar with the author or book.
You have fun.

Hidayah Ismawi said...

The second book was the best of the trilogy, in my personal opinion. It also had the fastest pace. The first book definitely had more graphic depictions of violence and a serial killer who twisted biblical passages to justify his blood lust.
I would also not recommend this trilogy to young adults, fainthearted people and light readers hehe

Small Kucing said...


am reading that now. I think have to read 1st book to better understand book 2

Small Kucing said...


New author

Small Kucing said...


now reading the 1st book


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