Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

The magazine Millennium is getting ready to publish an article about sex trafficking in Sweden, written by Dag Svensson and researched by his girlfriend, Mia Johansson, followed by a book . Then Dag and Mia are found murdered along with Lisbeth Salander's guardian, Nils Bjurman. The prints on the gun belong to Salander, and she becomes the police's prime suspect. People who know Salander, such as Mikael Blomkvist and Salander's ex-boss, Dragan Armansky, set out to prove she's not guilty. What follows is a very leisurely-paced story that delves deeply into Salander's personal life. While reading The Girl Who Played with Fire is essential if you are going to read the trilogy, there is not enough of a story to support a five hundred page book. Although the characters lives do move forward, I longed for the intriguing puzzle contained in the first book and hope that the third book is more enjoyable.

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