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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Larsson | by traveling peter
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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Larsson

Just returned from Romania. Read the book during my trip, finished it today. Like

the first one, the book was a Christmas gift from Margot's brother-in-law, and It was first recommended to me by Valerie Peters, when Margot and I met her and Cris last summer. There is something Harry Potter about these books, even though I can't quite put my finger on it. No magic, though. And a bit of Robert Langdon, too. Definitely an excellent, suspenseful, and very entertaining crime novel. Sometimes there seem to be small inconsistencies, but that might be due to the translation. I also understand the author died before publication, so the editing process was probably not perfect. Even tough I've read hundreds of crime novels over the past 40 years, I'm usually not good at figuring out mysteries. But I did figure this one out pretty early, about halfway through the book. Of course, I got details wrong, but I was right about a few major points :) So I don't quite agree about the jaw-dropping ending. Still a highly recommended crime novel, if you are into that kind of thing. Some graphic violence at times, someone said more Thomas Harris than Agatha Christie...

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Taken on April 8, 2011