Monday, September 07, 2009

Review Musings

Goodreads description of the book:
The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ("An intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller" –The Washington Post), and this time it is Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, who is the focus and fierce heart of the story.

Mikael Blomkvist—crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium—has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.

On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered. But perhaps more shocking for Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander.

Now, as Blomkvist—alone in his belief in her innocence—plunges into his own investigation of the slayings, Salander 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.
WOW.  I loved The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (the first book in this series) but this book blew that one away. Amazing. I'm not even sure I can do the book justice by reviewing it but I'll give it a whirl. I couldn't put this one down. I stayed up until almost 4 a.m. to finish it. And, then I was sad that it was ending. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire book. Lisbeth Salander is an amazing character that just leaps off the page. I loved this book and can't wait for book 3. Just amazing. Run to pick up a copy ... you won't be sorry!  See more on the book at Goodreads here. I find it very sad that there will be just one more book by Stieg Larsson as he passed away in 2004. He was an amazing writer and I can only imagine what he would have brought to us if he'd lived.

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