29 September, 2012

The Girl Who Played With Fire

Title: The Girl Who Played With Fire
Author: Stieg Larsson
Series: Millennium Trilogy - Book 2
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Format: Kindle

From Goodreads: The Expose Millennium publisher Mikael Blomkvist has made his reputation exposing corrupt establishment figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with an investigation into sex trafficking, Blomkvist cannot resist waging war on the powerful figures who control this lucrative industry.
The Murder When a young couple are found dead in their Stockholm apartment, it's a straightforward job for Inspector Bublanski and his team. The killer left the weapon at the scene - and the fingerprints on the gun point to only one direction.
The Girl Who Played with Fire Ex-security analyst Lisbeth Salander is wanted for murder. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behavior makes her an official danger to society - but no-one can find her. The only way Salander can be reached is by computer. But she can break into almost any network she chooses...

What I thought:  I read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo almost 12 months ago - after most of the hype had died down and I enjoyed it. I agreed with most of the reviews I'd read - slow to start, but unputdownable once you got  into it. What I didn't experience was the burning need to read the second.
Spending a week and a bit on an island camping is a perfect setting for good holiday reading so I finally opened The Girl Who Played with Fire on my Kindle and WOW! I actually enjoyed this a lot more than the first one. Salander and Blomkvist appeared to be completely unconnected at the beginning, leaving me desperately wanting to find out how their seemingly separate stories were going to connect. And then once they did I only wanted to know how the whole thing resolved itself.
As I said, perfect holiday reading. - and this one did leave me hungry for the next one. Unfortunately my Kindle decided to start playing up - freezing and needing to be rebooted every 5 -10 mins. After going through the last 10% of Fire with this issue, I gave up 2% into The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest. A new Kindle was bought on our return home - stay tuned for book 3!

Challenges: EBook Challenge


Today tell me a series where you couldn't wait to get your hands on the next installment.