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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Random House Large Print)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Random House Large Print) by Stieg Larsson 0739384163 9780739384169
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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Random House Large Print) by Stieg Larsson

Advance reviews: A suspenseful, remarkably moving novel . . . This is the best Scandinavian novel to be published in the U.S. sinceSmillas Sense of Snow. . . Salander is one of those characters who come along only rarely in fiction: a complete original, larger than life yet firmly grounded in realistic detail, utterly independent yet at her core a wounded andfrightened child . . .One of the most compelling characters to strut the crime-fiction stage in years. Booklist(starred) Fans of postmodern mystery will revel in Larssons latest . . . also starring journo extraordinaire Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, the Lara Croft of the land of the midnight sun . . . Lisbeth is really a Baltic MacGyver with a highly developed sense of outrage, a sociopathic bent and brand-new breast implants, to say nothing of a well-stuffed bankbook . . . Some of the traditional elements of the espionage thriller turn up in Larssons pages, while others are turned on their head . . . Still, while endlessly complex, the plot has the requisite chases, cliffhangers and bloodshed. Not to mention Fermats theorem. Kirkus Reviews Reviews from abroad: As good as crime writing gets . . . Completely absorbing and engaging on both a narrative and a moral level . . . Lisbeth Salander [is] a remarkable heroine. The Times Literary Supplement The huge pleasure of these books is Salander, a fascinating creation with a complete and complex psychology . . . Salander is recognisably a Lara Croft for grown-upsa female Terminator. The Guardian Addictive . . . We are in the hands of a master . . . Salander and Blomkvist [are] the finest and strangest partnership in crime fiction since Holmes and Watson . . . Stunningly memorable. Scotland on Sunday The Girl Who Played with Fireis that rare thinga sequel that is even better than the book that went before . . . A combination of urgent, multilayered thriller, traditional police procedural and articulate examination of the way a supposedly open-minded country like Sweden treats its vulnerable women and children. The Observer With the spiky and sassy Salander, Larsson created the most original heroine to emerge in crime fiction for many years . . . She seizes the book by the scruff of its neck and binds the reader in fetters of fascination. The Independent This second novel is even more gripping and astonishing than the first. What makes it outstanding is the authors ability to handle dozens of characters and parallel narratives without losing tension. Larsson was a fantastic storyteller. This novel will leave readers on the edge of their seats. The Sunday Times(London) The best thriller Ive read in ages . . . If you want a book to take on your lifetime trip on the Trans-Siberian railway,The Girl Who Played With Fireis the one. Evening Herald(Ireland) From the Hardcover edition.|The Girl Who Played with Firewill likely confirm Larssons position as the most successful crime novelist in the world. Slate Larsson has bottled lightning . . . Formally at least,The Girl Who Played with Fireis a muscle car. But a European engine purrs beneath its hood . . . Itbuzzes with ideas [and] fizzes with fury. Los Angeles Times A dynamite thriller. Liz Smith,Variety These books grabbed me and kept me reading with eyes wide open with the same force as the best of the series on the TV monitor . . . Move over, Tony Soprano . . . Blomkvist is a wonderfully appealing character. And the girl of the title is one of the most fascinating characters in modern genre fiction. Alan Cheuse,San Francisco Chronicle A nail-biting tale of murder and cover-ups in which the victims are tantalizingly hard to distinguish from the villains. . . Believe the hype . . . Its gripping stuff. People Another gripping, stay-up-all-night read. Entertainment Weekly Lisbeth Salander [is] one of the most startling, engaging heroines in recent memory . . . Some of the books appeal comes from the Swedish setting, but most of it is a result of the author writing from the heart, not from a formula. Larsson clearly loved his brave misfit Lisbeth. And so will you. USA Today The Girl Who Played with Fireconfirms the impression left byDragon Tattoo.Here is a writer with two skills useful in entertaining readers royally: creating characters who are complex, believable, and appealing even when they act against their own best interest; and parceling out information in a consistently enthralling way. Washington Post Lisbeth Salander was one of the most original and memorable heroines to surface in a recent thriller: picture Angelina Jolies Lara Croft endowed with Mr. Spocks intense braininess and Scarlett OHaras spunky instinct for survival . . . Now Salander is back in an even more central role . . . The reason it works is the same reason thatDragon Tattooworked: Salander and Blomkvist transcend their genre and insinuate themselves in the readers mind through their oddball individuality, their professional competence and, surprisingly, their emotional vulnerability. Michiko Kakutani,The New York Times A suspenseful, remarkably moving novel . . . This is the best Scandinavian novel to be published in the U.S. sinceSmillas Sense of Snow. . . Salander is one of those characters who come along only rarely in fiction: a complete original, larger than life yet firmly grounded in realistic detail, utterly independent yet at her core a wounded andfrightened child . . .One of the most compelling characters to strut the crime-fiction stage in years. Booklist(starred) This is complex and compelling storytelling at its best, propelled by one of the most fascinating characters in recent crime fiction. Library Journal(starred) Fans of intelligent page-turners will be more than satisfied by Larssons second thriller . . . [It has] powerful prose and intriguing lead characters. Publishers Weekly Fans of postmodern mystery will revel in Larssons latest . . . also starring journo extraordinaire Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, the Lara Croft of the land of the midnight s|The first reviews from the UK: This second novel is even more gripping and astonishing than the first . . . Conscious of the way crime and other networks transcend national boundaries, its a very modern novel. What makes it outstanding is the authors ability to handle dozens of characters and parallel narratives without ever losing tension. Larsson was a fantastic storyteller. This novel will leave readers on the edge of their seats. Sunday Times The best thriller Ive read in ages . . . If you want a book to take on your lifetime trip on the Trans-Siberian railway,The Girl Who Played With Fireis the one. Evening Herald(Ireland) Umberto Eco transposed Sherlock Holmes to a different time and genre and imported learning from history, theology, philology and other disciplines. Larssons [books are] likewise an enjoyable and instructive compendium of pop-culture references and academic knowledge . . . Salander is recognisably a Lara Croft for grown-upsa female Terminator . . . [She is] the huge pleasure of these books, a fascinating creation with a complete and complex psychology. Guardian The essential first step to appreciating Stieg Larsson is to rid yourself of any fixed image you have of Swedish crime fiction. If Mankell is Swedish gloomy, Larsson is Swedish noir. Very . . . Lisbeth is a heroine like no other in crime fiction . . . Her mental and physical strengths are beyond those of ordinary humans. Yet Larssons writing manages to make her intriguing, admirable and even sympathetic. . .The Girl who Played with Firebecomes an absorbing, exciting and bloody multi-layered chase . . . A riveting read. Times Praise forThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: A remarkable first novel . . . Wildly suspenseful . . .The Girl With the Dragon Tattoohas been a huge bestseller in Europe and will be one here if readers are looking for an intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller that is variously a serial-killer saga, a search for a missing person and an informed glimpse into the worlds of journalism and business . . . Its a book that lingers in the mind . . . Lisbeth is a punk Watson to Mikaels dapper Holmes, and shes the coolest crime-fighting sidekick to come along in many years. Patrick Anderson,Washington Post A super-smart amalgam of the corporate corruption tale, legal thriller and dysfunctional-family psychological suspense story. Its witty, and unflinching in its commonsense feminist social commentary . . . A veteran mystery reader could spot the clues to this novels runaway popularity as easily as Poes detective, Auguste Dupin, spotted that purloined letter . . . Larssons multi-pieced plot snaps together as neatly as an Ikea bookcase, but even more satisfying is the anti-social character of Salander . . . Im betting that this offbeat bad girl will win a lot of readers affections. Maureen Corrigan,Fresh Air(NPR) Imagine the movies of Ingmar Bergman crossed with Thomas Harriss novelThe Silence of the Lambs.Larssons mesmerizing tale succeeds because, like P.D. James, he has written a why-dunit rather than a whodunit. Deirdre Donahue,USA Today The Girl with the Dragon Tattoois a striking novel. Just when I was thinking there wasnt anything new on the horizon, along comes Stieg Larsson with this wonderfully unique story. I was completely absorbed. Michael Connelly From the Hardcover edition.

Author: Stieg Larsson

Language: English

Edition: Lrg

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 832

Publisher: Random House Large Print

Publication Date: 2009-07-28

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