Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Girl who played with fire

Author: Steig Larsson

This is the second book in the trilogy by Steig Larsson. I read the first book , The girl with the dragon tattoo, quite some time back and absolutely loved it. I can safely say the same for this one too. The author knows how to put the right mix of everything from murder to romance.

The story is so engrossing – I read half the book in two weeks and the other half in a day SmileI had to because it was time to return the book and I couldn’t do that without finishing it. It was no less feat as the book has 500+ pages!

Lisbeth Salander, the protagonist is shown to be a quirky girl and social handicaps. However she’s a computer geek and considered to be the best researcher by all her employers when it comes to digging out a person’s life story. Continuing from the earlier story, she’s in the possession of great amount of wealth and sets out to use that for her enjoyment by buying luxurious apartments and other things. Her previous employer, Mikael Blomkvist, in the meantime seems to have stumbled across a freelance writer who’s researching on sex trade in Sweden. He has all facts and figures in place and the day that gets published it’ll be exposing numerous public figures (no surprises there!). Mikael and his company agree to publish this book and work with the journalist to make the book a reality. However before it can be done the journalist and his wife is murdered and the prime suspect seems to be Lisbeth! What follows is an extremely nail-biting search for the truth!

Bottomline: must read!

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