‘The Girl who Played with Fire’

Once I get caught up in a good book I find it really hard to put it down. This was one of those books where I was up well past 2 a.m. on a work night. So if you are dependent on a job and require adequate sleep, don’t pick it up. Or if you can put a book down give it a try.

The second installment of Stieg Larson’s “Millennium” series follows the “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and is followed by “The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest.” It’s hard to say which one of the first two I liked the most because both were really captivating and engrossing.

The second one delves deeper into character development, which is always nice. I guess I found the first book a tad more believable then “The Girl who Played with Fire.”

This time our stalwart hero, celebrity magazine journalist Mikael Blomkvist, is forced to solve separate murder cases where renegade computer hacker punk Lisbeth Salander has her finger prints on the murder weapon.

Like I said before I have trouble believing some parts of this, one example I can mention without giving away the plot is that Blomkvist suddenly gets all the women he wants with his celebrity journalist status.

 Just saying but it doesn’t work that way in real life.

 Now I’m tasked with tracking down a copy of the third and final installment. But my source is dry and doesn’t own the paperback version yet. Around the office here people are talking about these books and two people who work here have a copy — on their Kindles. Media still exists in print people.

I’m sure I’ll write something up on the movies once I get my mitts on those as well.