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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (2009, Hardcover) : Stieg Larsson (Hardcover, 2009)
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Author:

Stieg Larsson

Format:

Hardcover

Publisher:

Alfred a Knopf Inc

Edition:

1

ISBN-10:

0307269981

ISBN-13:

9780307269980

Subject:

Action, Adventure

Publication Year:

2009

Language:

English

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Synopsis
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 Salanderthe 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-100307269981
ISBN-139780307269980

Key Details
AuthorStieg Larsson
Number Of Pages512 pages
SeriesThe Millennium Trilogy
FormatHardcover
Publication Date2009-07-28
LanguageEnglish
PublisherKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Additional Details
Series Volume NumberNo. 2
Copyright Date2009
Original LanguageSwedish

Dimensions
Weight30.5 Oz
Height1.4 In.
Width6.6 In.
Length9.5 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade

Classification Method
LCCN2009-014053
LC Classification NumberPT9876.22.A6933F5713
Dewey Decimal839.738
Dewey Edition22

Contributors
Translated byReg Keeland

Reviews
" The Girl Who Played with Fire will likely confirm Larsson's position as the most successful crime novelist in the world." Slate "Larsson has bottled lightning . . . Formally at least, The Girl Who Played with Fire is a muscle car. But a European engine purrs beneath its hood . . . It buzzes with ideas [and] fizzes with fury." Los Angeles Times "A dynamite thriller." Liz Smith, Variety "These books grabbed me and kept me reading with eyes wide open with the same force as the best of the series on the TV monitor . . . Move over, Tony Soprano . . . Blomkvist is a wonderfully appealing character. And the girl of the title is one of the most fascinating characters in modern genre fiction." Alan Cheuse, San Francisco Chronicle "A nail-biting tale of murder and cover-ups in which the victims are tantalizingly hard to distinguish from the villains. . . Believe the hype . . . It's gripping stuff." People "Another gripping, stay-up-all-night read." Entertainment Weekly "Lisbeth Salander [is] one of the most startling, engaging heroines in recent memory . . . Some of the books' appeal comes from the Swedish setting, but most of it is a result of the author writing from the heart, not from a formula. Larsson clearly loved his brave misfit Lisbeth. And so will you." USA Today " The Girl Who Played with Fire confirms the impression left by Dragon Tattoo. Here is a writer with two skills useful in entertaining readers royally: creating characters who are complex, believable, and appealing even when they act against their own best interest; and parceling out information in a consistently enthralling way." Washington Post "Lisbeth Salander was one of the most original and memorable heroines to surface in a recent thriller: picture Angelina Jolie's Lara Croft endowed with Mr. Spock's intense braininess and Scarlett O'Hara's spunky instinct for survival . . . Now Salander is back in an even more central role . . . The reason it works is the same reason that Dragon Tattoo worked: Salander and Blomkvist transcend their genre and insinuate themselves in the reader's mind through their oddball individuality, their professional competence and, surprisingly, their emotional vulnerability." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "A suspenseful, remarkably moving novel . . . This is the best Scandinavian novel to be published in the U.S. since Smilla's Sense of Snow . . . Salander is one of those characters who come along only rarely in fiction: a complete original, larger than life yet firmly grounded in realistic detail, utterly independent yet at her core a wounded and frightened child . . . One of the most compelling characters to strut the crime-fiction stage in years . " Booklist (starred) "This is complex and compelling storytelling at its best, propelled by one of the most fascinating characters in recent crime fiction." Library Journal (starred) "Fans of intelligent page-turners will be more than satisfied by Larsson's second thriller . . . [It has] powerful prose and intriguing lead characters." Publishers Weekly "Fans of postmodern mystery will revel in Larsson's latest . . . also starring journo extraordinaire Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, the Lara Croft of the land of the midnight sun . . . Lisbeth is really a Baltic MacGyver with a highly developed sense of outrage, a sociopathic bent and brand-new breast implants, to say nothing of a well-stuffed bankbook." Kirkus Reviews Reviews from abroad: "As good as crime writing gets . . . Completely absorbing and engaging on both a narrative and a moral level . . . Lisbeth Salander [is] a remarkable heroine." The Times Literary Supplement "The huge pleasure of these books is Salander, a fascinating creation with a complete and complex psychology . . . Salander is recognisably a Lara Croft for grown-upsa female Terminator." The Guardian "Addictive . . . We are in the hands of a master . . .

Praise forThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: "A remarkable first novel . . . Wildly suspenseful . . .The Girl With the Dragon Tattoohas been a huge bestseller in Europe and will be one here if readers are looking for an intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller that is variously a serial-killer saga, a search for a missing person and an informed glimpse into the worlds of journalism and business . . . It's a book that lingers in the mind . . . Lisbeth is a punk Watson to Mikael's dapper Holmes, and she's the coolest crime-fighting sidekick to come along in many years." Patrick Anderson,Washington Post "A super-smart amalgam of the corporate corruption tale, legal thriller and dysfunctional-family psychological suspense story. It's witty, and unflinching in its commonsense feminist social commentary . . . A veteran mystery reader could spot the clues to this novel's runaway popularity as easily as Poe's detective, Auguste Dupin, spotted that purloined letter . . . Larsson's multi-pieced plot snaps together as neatly as an Ikea bookcase, but even more satisfying is the anti-social character of Salander . . . I'm betting that this offbeat bad girl will win a lot of readers' affections." Maureen Corrigan,Fresh Air(NPR) "Imagine the movies of Ingmar Bergman crossed with Thomas Harris's novelThe Silence of the Lambs.Larsson's mesmerizing tale succeeds because, like P.D. James, he has written a why-dunit rather than a whodunit." Deirdre Donahue,USA Today "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoois a striking novel. Just when I was thinking there wasn't anything new on the horizon, along comes Stieg Larsson with this wonderfully unique story. I was completely absorbed." Michael Connelly

The first reviews from the UK: "This second novel is even more gripping and astonishing than the first . . . Conscious of the way crime and other networks transcend national boundaries, it's a very modern novel. What makes it outstanding is the author's ability to handle dozens of characters and parallel narratives without ever losing tension. Larsson was a fantastic storyteller. This novel will leave readers on the edge of their seats." Sunday Times "The best thriller I've read in ages . . . If you want a book to take on your lifetime trip on the Trans-Siberian railway,The Girl Who Played With Fireis the one." Evening Herald(Ireland) "Umberto Eco transposed Sherlock Holmes to a different time and genre and imported learning from history, theology, philology and other disciplines. Larsson's [books are] likewise an enjoyable and instructive compendium of pop-culture references and academic knowledge . . . Salander is recognisably a Lara Croft for grown-upsa female Terminator . . . [She is] the huge pleasure of these books, a fascinating creation with a complete and complex psychology." Guardian "The essential first step to appreciating Stieg Larsson is to rid yourself of any fixed image you have of Swedish crime fiction. If Mankell is Swedish gloomy, Larsson is Swedish noir. Very . . . Lisbeth is a heroine like no other in crime fiction . . . Her mental and physical strengths are beyond those of ordinary humans. Yet Larsson's writing manages to make her intriguing, admirable and even sympathetic. . .The Girl who Played with Firebecomes an absorbing, exciting and bloody multi-layered chase . . . A riveting read." Times Praise forThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: "A remarkable first novel . . . Wildly suspenseful . . .The Girl With the Dragon Tattoohas been a huge bestseller in Europe and will be one here if readers are looking for an intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller that is variously a serial-killer saga, a search for a missing person and an informed glimpse into the worlds of journalism and business . . . It's a book that lingers in the mind . . . Lisbeth is a punk Watson to Mikael's dapper Holmes, and she's the coolest crime-fighting sidekick to come along in many years." Patrick Anderson,Washington Post "A super-smart amalgam of the corporate corruption tale, legal thriller and dysfunctional-family psychological suspense story. It's witty, and unflinching in its commonsense feminist social commentary . . . A veteran mystery reader could spot the clues to this novel's runaway popularity as easily as Poe's detective, Auguste Dupin, spotted that purloined letter . . . Larsson's multi-pieced plot snaps together as neatly as an Ikea bookcase, but even more satisfying is the anti-social character of Salander . . . I'm betting that this offbeat bad girl will win a lot of readers' affections." Maureen Corrigan,Fresh Air(NPR) "Imagine the movies of Ingmar Bergman crossed with Thomas Harris's novelThe Silence of the Lambs.Larsson's mesmerizing tale succeeds because, like P.D. James, he has written a why-dunit rather than a whodunit." Deirdre Donahue,USA Today "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoois a striking novel. Just when I was thinking there wasn't anything new on the horizon, along comes Stieg Larsson with this wonderfully unique story. I was completely absorbed." Michael Connelly


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