- Taschenbuch: 608 Seiten
- Verlag: Quercus Publishing Plc; Auflage: First Printing (9. Juli 2009)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1906694184
- ISBN-13: 978-1906694180
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,2 x 3,8 x 19,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 41 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 176.000 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Trilogy) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 9. Juli 2009
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Stieg Larsson gleaned a remarkable degree of success before his too-early death in 2004. He had delivered to his publisher three remarkable crime novels; the initial book in his ‘Millennium’ sequence, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, had enjoyed an unprecedented success in his native Sweden before the translation took the UK by storm. Larsson had made a considerable mark as a crusading journalist, with a speciality in tackling political extremist groups. But he offered assistance to many people and groups who he felt were vulnerable – something of a modern hero, in fact.
One of Larsson's key achievements as a writer was to create an innovative kind of heroine for the crime novel. His unconventional sleuth, the highly intelligent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, is a confrontational young woman, whose Goth accoutrements sometimes alienate those around her (except the individuals she opts to have sexual relations with – strictly, that is, according to the rules she lays down). In the second book in the Millennium sequence, The Girl Who Played with Fire (as in its its predecessor), Lisbeth's closest ally is the older journalist Mikael Blomqvist, even though she has abruptly ended her emotional relationship with him. Lisbeth has left all she knows behinds her and has begun a relationship with a gauche young lover. But after a grim revenge run-in with a man who has abused her, she becomes a suspect in three murders, and is the subject of a nationwide search. Blomqvist, however, is convinced of her innocence (he has just been responsible for a blistering report on the sex trafficking industry in Sweden), and is determined to help her – whether she wants his help or not.
As with Larsson’s earlier book, this is highly compelling fare, with tautly orchestrated suspense; it's often grisly and uncompromising (not a problem for many readers), and the massive text may be longer than is good for it, but Larsson admirers won't begrudge the late author a word,and will be impatient for the third (and, regrettably, concluding) book in the sequence. --Barry Forshaw -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
'Intelligent, complex, with a gripping plot and deeply intriguing characters' Philip Pullman, Guardian. 'A frighteningly suspenseful mystery' Harlen Coben. 'Brilliantly written and totally gripping' Minette Walters. 'As vivid as bloodstains on snow' Lee Child. 'In her (Salander) Larsson has created a heroine unique to detective fiction. Where else can you find a bisexual female detective with punk-era fashion sense who just happens to be an expert computer hacker?' Independent. 'Star of the show is, once again, the brilliant and misanthropic computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, an eccentric and unique heroine ... it is tightly orchestrated, with all the twists and turns of an old-fashioned spy novel, and the most jaw-dropping ending' Kate Mosse. 'As good as crime writing gets', Times Literary Supplement. 'Even more gripping and astonishing than the first ... this novel will leave readers on the edge of their seats' Sunday Times.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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If you enjoyed Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, you're in for a treat: This is Lisbeth's story, explaining how such a brilliant woman came to be a ward of the state, taken "care of" by a pervert lawyer. What's more, she's on the run . . . first from her disappointment in loving Mikael Blomkvist, and later from the authorities who rely on circumstantial evidence to decide that she's a murderer. With all of Sweden after her, can Lisbeth outwit her foes?
The story is very much a David and Goliath conflict: Tiny Lisbeth is pitted against rich, powerful, and evil enemies who wish her the very worst they can wish. In developing that theme, Stieg Larsson raises fascinating fundamental questions about duality in the reader's mind such as when strength is weakness and weakness is strength, when doing good leads to evil and when doing evil leads to doing good, when friendship is more important than love and love leads to friendship, what the basis for personal morality should be and when public morality is immoral, and how the family bonds can be horrible while friendship bonds can be redeeming. You'll walk away from this book with a more objective view of the next news story you read about a crime and its punishment.
Stieg Larsson makes quite a bit of Lisbeth's extraordinary intellect. When she's running circles around conventional people, you'll feel like you are reading all about Robin Hood again. Those sections provide something of a letdown however for readers when they have to go back to following the conventional people as they bumble around. I found myself impatient for the next dose of Lisbeth several times in the book's middle.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
In this book, we finally get to find out the past life history of Lisbeth Salander. After remaining a mysterious enigma in book one, her life is finally laid out bare in this second book. Nils Bjurman, who attacked Salander in book one, is determined to get his revenge on Salander and he hires a professional to have her kidnapped. Little does he realise what he is getting into. Meanwhile Salander has been travelling on Wennerstrom's stolen billions and she eventually arrives back in Sweden and sets up a new life for herself in a secret Stockholm apartment.
Then two people are murdered, a Millenium journalist and his wife. They had been working on an expose on the illegal sex trade in Sweden which promised to end the careers of some very important people. But Lisbeth Salander is accused of the double murder and soon a massive police hunt is under way for her. Mikael Blomkvist knows she is innocent and sets out to prove it and find the real killer. But the police and media have already decided Salander's guilt. She needs to prove she didnt do it but to do that, she needs to bare her soul and reveal her secrets.
TOTALLY fantastic. My only complaint (and it's a small one) is that Larsson cuts off the story in book two suddenly, forcing you to buy book three (not that I personally need to be forced). It isn't a "standalone" book. He just abruptly stops the story as if to say "want to know what happened next? Then get book three!". This might be a savvy marketing move but it is sure to irritate the hell out of a lot of people.
I really hope you enjoy it.
1) It stated the main focus lays on Salander- overall it does, however there are plenty of pages without her.
2) Pacing could be better. Very slow in the beginning (worse than book one), after 300 pages it becomes interesting yet it is an everlasting up and down, finally fast paced towards the end.
3) Too much focus on side characters. I did like the investigation but I couldn't care less for Hedström, Berger, Björck etc.
4) As a fan of Criminal Minds most of the officers in this book really got on my nerves, unreliable and homophobic idiots.
5) I am a bit disappointed with the bad guys because the focus only lay on them physically, but not psychologically which would have been really nice.
6) I really liked Salander's character and loved that this book deals a lot with her character, the reason why she acts the way she does. However... her being the daughter of one of the most dangerous villains - overdone.
7) Breath-taking end! I immediately bought the last book!
Eine Empfehlung für jeden, der auf packende Krimis steht und auch vor Wirtschaftsverbrechen nicht zurückschreckt. ;)
Die neuesten Kundenrezensionen
Nach einem teilweise langatmigen Anfang (200 Seiten) wird der Krimi ganz spannend.
Eine gute Fortsetzung zu dem Krimi "The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo".
Lisbeth Salander entwickelt fast einen sozialen Zug, zumindest ihrem ehemaligen guardian palmgren gegenüber. Die Figur des blonden Riesen ist etwas unglücklich geworden. Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 14 Monaten von erwin buric veröffentlicht
Really good and exciting thriller / detective novel continuing the story on the girl with a dragon tattoo. A clear recommendation.Vor 16 Monaten von Mimosa veröffentlicht
Better than the first of the trilogy, the story starts slowly and picks up to the very end. If you suspend belief and overlook a little sloppiness, it is a great thriller, with a... Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 19 Monaten von N. Rey veröffentlicht
While the first book served to introduce the characters of Blomquist and especially Salamder, this second book explores her life past and present. What a jaw-dropping ride! Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 21 Monaten von Carina A. veröffentlicht
Habe das Buch im Urlaub durchgelesen, ist am Anfang etwas zäh. Ein paar Mal führen merkwürdige Zufälle zur weiteren Entwicklung der Geschichte, davon ab ist das... Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 23 Monaten von Jumlu veröffentlicht
auch wenn ich den Film schon gesehen habe, endlich wieder einmal ein krimi, der mich dazu verleitet hat, die nacht durch zu lesenVeröffentlicht am 9. August 2014 von E. Schwenniger
Schön, dass man hier mehr über die mysteriöse Lisbeth Salander erfährt. Super fesselnd aber auch erschütternd und ich freu mich schon auf den dritten Teil... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 6. Juli 2014 von Kaddy
Der 2. Teil der Trilogie ist auf jeden Fall genauso lesenswert wie Teil 1. Vielleicht liegt es daran, dass ich den ersten Teil in deutsch und diesen jetzt in Englisch gelesen hab. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 5. Dezember 2013 von TL