The Girl Who Played with Fire

by Stieg Larsson | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9781906694159 Global Overview for this book
Registered by chich of Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on 6/17/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Okay, after loving The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (one of the best books I've read in a long time!) I was afraid the second volume in the Millennium series would be a disappointment. Well it turns out "The Girl Who Played With Fire" is as fantastic a read as The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, so the same review applies: well-written, full of suspense, intelligent and offering very interesting insight into contemporary societies. The characterization is fantastic and the book is an engrossing read! And the ending of the book is one of the most gripping I've ever read: you get to the last line, turn the page expecting more and... nothing! So now I have to wait for three whole months before the third volume is published!!! Argh, life is so unfair!

Updated Oct. 22, 2009: I just finished reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (in one sitting) and think it might be the best book in the series:) A must read!

Amazon.co.uk review:
Lisbeth Salander, computer genius and woman of independent means, has learned to use every weapon in the book to achieve her ends. She does not forget and she does not forgive, and wherever she finds corruption or abuse - most especially of women - she is relentless.
She decides to wage war on the elusive figures of the sex-trafficking industry, using her prodigious skills as a hacker to further an investigation launched by her one-time friend Mikael Blomkvist, the publisher of Millennium magazine. But hardly has she emerged from her hidden apartment than she is embroiled in a double murder, and sought by the police for a third. Not only does evidence point to her being mentally deranged, but her prints are on the murder weapon.
The only way Salander can be reached is by computer. But she in turn can break into almost any network she chooses. For cunning, for resolve, for ruthlessness she cannot be matched. But now, hunted not only by Inspector Bublanski's team but also by every force in Sweden, she is beyond the reach of any protection. She is also the prey of terrifyingly violent men, who will stop at nothing to protect their criminal schemes. Salander must unearth and expose the truth before her pursuers find her.
The Girl Who Played with Fire is the second volume of Stieg Larsson's magnificent Millennium Trilogy.

Journal Entry 2 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Thursday, July 16, 2009









Starting a BookRay, PM me if you want to join!

Mailing order:
1) BooksnBeer, US (Virginia), US shipping.
2) kerbam1421, US (Maryland), US shipping.
3) Aberpeter, US (Washington), US shipping preferred but can ship to Europe.
4) Jonniboi, UK, UK shipping.
5) Fluffy-Owl, UK, UK shipping preferred.
6) Cross-patch, UK, UK shipping preferred.
7) ScottishHoosier, UK, EU shipping preferred.
8) deludeddaydream, UK, UK/EU shipping preferred. --> Asked to be skipped
9) lottiotta, UK, will ship anywhere via surface. --> Asked to be skipped
10) tanamo, UK, will ship anywhere.
11) Hayes13, Italy, will ship anywhere. Asked to be skipped, has already read the book
12) hyper7, South Africa, will ship anywhere. Not responding to PMs
13) gussy916, Singapore, Asia shipping preferred.

14) freepages, Australia, Australia shipping.
15) goldenwattle, Australia, Australia shipping.
16) foxygirlACT, Australia (ACT), can ship anywhere. --> asked to be skipped
17) charliewendy, Australia (Victoria), can ship anywhere. --> asked to be skipped
18) ealasaidmae, US, can ship anywhere.
19) aetm, US, can ship anywhere. --> asked to be skipped
20) amidabutsu, France, shipping prefs unknown.

21) silvia-pco, Portugal, EU shipping.¤¤ current location ¤¤
22) faerie-glen, Germany, ships to the US via surface mail.



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Journal Entry 3 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Thursday, July 23, 2009
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Here we go!

Book sent to booksnbeer today, enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by BooksnBeer from Annandale, Virginia USA on Monday, July 27, 2009
Received this one today. Wow- that was fast. I do have two other bookrings in front of this one - but, I am a fast reader. I will get to this one as soon as possible.

Journal Entry 5 by BooksnBeer from Annandale, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 15, 2009
I definitely enjoyed this one more than the first. Then I like to get to know my characters – notice I said “my”, silly of me but, I like to get involved with the characters. This book definitely lets you get to know Lisbeth. I also enjoyed the extra action of the chase. As I said about the first book – I enjoyed the European favor to it. I just had a business trip to Norway and can see the similarities. One thing I didn’t like is the abrupt ending - But, I’m sure that’s to get me to read the next book. I do look forward to the next in the series.

This will be traveling today.

Journal Entry 6 by kerbam1421 from Halethorpe, Maryland USA on Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Received this one and the 1st one yesterday, 8/17 - I have 2 rings in front of it, so I will get to it ASAP! Thank you for including me and sending my way! :)

UPDATE: I began reading this last night 9/9/09

UPDATE: I finished this on 9/21/09. I really enjoyed both of these books. I did like this one better. And the cliff hanger!!!! Gosh - I can't wait for the 3rd book to come out. Hopefully it will be sent on the same ring =) I enjoyed learning more about Lisbeth's background.

Thank you so much for including me in both of these rings!

Journal Entry 7 by kerbam1421 at Landover, Maryland USA on Thursday, September 24, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (9/24/2009 UTC) at Landover, Maryland USA

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Off to WA! Enjoy!

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Journal Entry 8 by Aberpeter from Kirkland, Washington USA on Tuesday, September 29, 2009
it's here!! I cannot wait to start reading this one.

Journal Entry 9 by Aberpeter from Kirkland, Washington USA on Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wow - Stieg Larsson's 2nd novel in the Millennium series is one of those novels you just can't put down. Where the first novel in the trilogy was more about Mikael and his research, this novel was primarily about Lisabeth. Not only is she a hunter (hacker) she is the hunted, as the prime suspect in a triple murder. As the novel comes to a close, many story lines have just reached their climax, leaving the reader with a desire for more.

I am going to wait until Jonniboi mails The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo before sending this book on.

Journal Entry 10 by Aberpeter at -- Mail or by hand-ring, RABCK, meetings, Washington USA on Friday, December 11, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (12/11/2009 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-ring, RABCK, meetings, Washington USA

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dropped off at the post office, on it's way to jonniboi

Journal Entry 11 by Jonniboi from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 05, 2010
received through the post today, I have 1 more book infront of this (well I did have 2, but this looks like it'll be a brilliant book, so I put it in the middle!) I hope it is good!

Journal Entry 12 by Jonniboi from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, January 25, 2010
OH MY GOD!!!!!! I soooooooooo hate you Chich for allowing me to sign up to this bookray... Because this book is sooooo AMAZING! On Saturday night, I was 250 pages away, by 3am that night, I put the book down and went to bed, I had 100 more pages left, then I forced myself to finish the book sunday night, so I read until 3am (again) and finally finished... How dare you let me read such a brilliant book? I had to be up at 6am the next day lol!

I don't really hate you, and thank you for signing me up, and for keeping me up for ages reading!

Shall send off sometime soon!

Journal Entry 13 by Jonniboi at A non-bookcrosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (1/27/2010 UTC) at A non-bookcrosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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sent off to next person in line!

Journal Entry 14 by Fluffy-Owl from Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom on Friday, January 29, 2010
Received today, thanks!

Journal Entry 15 by Fluffy-Owl from Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom on Monday, February 15, 2010
Loved it! I'm only not giving it a 10, because I don't really want to read it again, as the suspense just wouldn't be there! (Although I do read the end of books first so I was very much looking forward to how the book got to that ending!) Definitely preferred it to the first book (although that was still very good) and am very much looking forward to the third one! I think it is very sad that Larsson never knew just how popular his books have become. Will post off later this week.

Journal Entry 16 by Fluffy-Owl at Durham, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, February 15, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (2/16/2010 UTC) at Durham, County Durham United Kingdom

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Posting off to Cross-patch, hope it travels well and arrives safely.

Journal Entry 17 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 21, 2010
Safely arrived, thank you very much Fluffy-Owl, and thanks to chich for organising the ring.

Journal Entry 18 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 06, 2010
I too preferred No.2 to the first one for no other reason than that I am more committed to the leading characters now. Lisbeth is a seriously good literary leading lady. Very good indeed. I shall try to get to the post tomorrow once I've had time to sleep off the horrendously long journey the book and I took from Simla, in the lower Himmalayas yesterday ( toytrain, car, Express (ha ha) train, coach and plane!!)

Journal Entry 19 by wingCross-patchwing at to next participant, a ring/ray -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, April 08, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (4/9/2010 UTC) at to next participant, a ring/ray -- Controlled Releases

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Going up north of the border!! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 20 by ScottishHoosier on Saturday, April 10, 2010
Arrived this morning. Thank you Cross-patch for sending it on, and everyone else, too, especially chich!

Journal Entry 21 by ScottishHoosier on Monday, May 24, 2010
Wow! This book is 649 pages long, and I still sat there and felt cheated at the way it had ended! I want more! :)

I really got caught up in this book and sat there two nights in a row not able to put it down. I've sat all this evening, too, just reading the last 150 pages. Unfortunately I read an article about Larsson in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday which gave away something which hadn't yet happened in this book. I was quite cross the journalist did not give any warning about the spoiler! I'm really looking forward to Book III, but am sad that Larsson will not be able to write any more books for us all to enjoy. He had a wonderful talent.

deludeddaydream asked to be skipped, so I've pm'ed lottiotta about passing on the book.

Once again, thank you, chich for sharing this book, and to everyone else who has kept it moving!!

Journal Entry 22 by ScottishHoosier at Westhill, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I've received a PM from Lottiotta asking me to skip on to the next person. Sending a new PM now.

Journal Entry 23 by ScottishHoosier at Westhill, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, July 08, 2010
Posting to Tanamo tomorrow morning (Friday, 9 July 2010).

Journal Entry 24 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, July 12, 2010
Arrived safely this morning which was a relief as I wasn't sure if pms were working when I sent Scottishoosier my address. Got one book ahead of it and then I'll be pleased to get into this as I enjoyed the first book very much.

Journal Entry 25 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, July 19, 2010
Enjoyed this just as much as the first novel and the ending was good though rather improbable. I'm now looking forward to book 3.

Will now pm Hayes13 so I can get this book moving again.

Journal Entry 26 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, July 19, 2010
Hayes13 says he/she has already read this book so I will now pm Hyper7

Journal Entry 27 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 25, 2010
No reply from hyper7 so will pm gussy916

Journal Entry 28 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 04, 2010
No reply from gussy916 so I will now pm freepages.

Journal Entry 29 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 22, 2010
I've finally heard from Freepages and will get the book on its way to her when I can get to the PO later this week.

Journal Entry 30 by wingTanamowing at Calwell, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Mailed to Freepages today.

Journal Entry 31 by FreePages at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, September 09, 2010

The Girl who played with Fire has arrived in Australia!
I'm so glad I've already finished "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", although, no word from FoxygirlACT as yet - she might get both sent to her together!

Looking forward to it, thanks for sending it on :-)

Journal Entry 32 by FreePages at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, February 05, 2011
Just finishing off my current book and then I will get back to this one. I had to stop reading it after a few pages last time I started it- very distasteful subject matter, but since others have said it's a good story, I'll persist one last time. Because I've had it a while I contacted the others after me. Foxygirl would like to be skipped and I'll send it onto charliewendy next - she wasn't in any rush last time we PMed.
UPDATE: I enjoyed this book once I got into it, perhaps more then the first. I enjoyed the movie after reading the book all the more because I really wanted to see how they dramatised some of the action.
Thanks for the opportunity to read it.

Journal Entry 33 by winggoldenwattlewing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, April 02, 2011
I have wanted to read this book – I enjoyed “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – and as this book was passing through Canberra I snaffled (no objections I hope) it before it leaves here on its journey. FreePages dropped it off to my house and I came home to find it waiting on my back step. Thank you. The next reader, charliewendy, has indicated she is in no hurry for it. But I will try to get it on its way quickly and have already read 100 pages, but this book is THICK. I PMed chich to ask if this is okay, but got no reply.

4/4/2011: I sent charliewendy a PM, but she has now got a copy of this book and wished to be skipped. So I sent a PM to ealasaidmae in the USA.

Journal Entry 34 by winggoldenwattlewing at Narrabundah, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, April 05, 2011
I seem to remember thinking when Solander handled Bjurman’s gun in the previous book, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, and then put it down leaving her fingerprints, that was a big mistake. Turns out I was prophetic. It was a big mistake, and I’m not sure it is something that Solander would have overlooked. It seems out of character.
But having said that, this was a great read and I enjoyed this more than the previous book. The author is still pushing his message about abused females, but this time, instead of a lecture via the narration, he has characters give the message. It was still strong, but not as in your face.
So many people smoke. Is this how it is in Sweden, or is the author seeing the world through a smoke haze? When I read books where smoking is so prevalent, I suspect the author is a smoker. And the Swedish newspapers, are they really that sensationist?
Amazing that the main characters never seem to turn off their computers, allowing Solander access whenever.
Not being familiar with Swedish surnames I found them confusing. Too many looked similar. Perhaps if the reader can read Swedish the surnames might mean something and not be confusing. But I can’t and I had to concentrate and keep rechecking who exactly that person was.
This was the best book I have read in sometime and now I am eager to read the next book.

7/4/2011: I received a reply from ealasaidmae. I hope to post the book tomorrow.

Journal Entry 35 by winggoldenwattlewing at Narrabundah, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, April 07, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (4/8/2011 UTC) at Narrabundah, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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This book is on a sea voyage to the USA. Could take up to four months...sorry.

ADDED 8/4/2011: It is now posted and I was told at the post office it could take from six weeks to over three months to reach the USA. With luck it will be put in the airmail bag by mistake.

This book is released for:
2011 Keep Them Moving Challenge

ADDED 18/6/2011: Seamail travel time between Australia and the USA ended up being about nine weeks.

Journal Entry 36 by ealasaidmae at St. Albans, West Virginia USA on Monday, June 13, 2011
It's here.

Journal Entry 37 by ealasaidmae at St. Albans, West Virginia USA on Monday, June 27, 2011
I've really tried with this book. I liked the first one and had been looking forward to this but it just isn't catching me. I've struggled through about 100 pages so far; I read for a while and then find myself gazing longingly at my shelves, wishing I was reading something else. I might be able to get through it eventually but it would take way too long, so I'm going to pass this on to the next reader. I'll get my own copy and try again later.

Journal Entry 38 by ealasaidmae at St. Albans, West Virginia USA on Wednesday, July 06, 2011

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on its way

Journal Entry 39 by amidabutsu at Le Tablier, Pays de la Loire France on Monday, March 26, 2012
I received this book a long time ago, just as I was moving from france back to canada. I took it with me, and it spent some time in my luggage, then in a flat where I was staying, then in my car which was damaged in an accident, etc, etc, etc. sorry about the delays.

I read the Millenium series in French. I liked them but I thought the style was not always the best. After reading this book in English... I still like them, and I still think that it needs a better editing!

Journal Entry 40 by amidabutsu at Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (3/27/2012 UTC) at Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

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it's on its way to portugal. sorry for having kept it for so long. and thanks for your patience.

Journal Entry 41 by silvia-pco at Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Sunday, July 08, 2012
And here it is! It sure took this fellow a while to get here, but I'm glad it arrived safe and sound :) Mt. TBR is a bit big at the moment, but I'm resuming my usual reading habits and hopefully this won't sit for long on my shelves. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 42 by silvia-pco at Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Friday, March 15, 2013
I finally managed to get to this book - I'm really sorry about the delay, books really piled up.

I loved reading the first book in the series and this one was just as amazing as that one. As some have said, it was great that I could get to know more about Lisbeth. I'm a psychology student and it as even more interesting for me to understand why she acts the way she does and what she has gone through as a child.

I'm quite eager to get my hands on the third volume; it is in fact very sad that Larson couldn't stick around to witness how far his work has gone to and to write a few more great books like these!

I'll be PMing faerie-glen right away. Thanks for sharing!

Update: faerie-glen is no longer interested in receiving this book. I will be contacting chich so that we can decide what to do with the book.

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