THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
or
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Start reading THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Girl Who Played With Fire [Paperback]

Stieg Larsson
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
List Price: CDN$ 13.50
Price: CDN$ 12.15 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
You Save: CDN$ 1.35 (10%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Tuesday, April 22? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.

Book Description

March 16 2010

The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

The fierce heart of this novel is Lisbeth Salander: the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who teamed up with crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

This time, Lisbeth is implicated in a murder: her fingerprints found on the weapon used to kill two journalists the night before their explosive story about sex trafficking in Sweden was set to be published. Now, while Blomkvist—alone in his belief in her innocence—plunges into his own investigation of the slayings, Lisbeth is drawn into a 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.


Frequently Bought Together

The Girl Who Played With Fire + The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest + The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Price For All Three: CDN$ 38.15

Show availability and shipping details

  • In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest CDN$ 13.00

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo CDN$ 13.00

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details


Product Description

Review

The Girl Who Played with Fire will likely confirm Larsson’s position as the most successful crime novelist in the world.”
Slate

“Larsson has bottled lightning . . . Formally at least, The Girl Who Played with Fire is a muscle car. But a European engine purrs beneath its hood . . . It buzzes 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 . . . It’s 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 Fire confirms the impression left by Dragon 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 Jolie’s Lara Croft endowed with Mr. Spock’s intense braininess and Scarlett O’Hara’s spunky instinct for survival . . . Now Salander is back in an even more central role . . . The reason it works is the same reason that Dragon Tattoo worked: Salander and Blomkvist transcend their genre and insinuate themselves in the reader’s 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. since Smilla’s 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 and frightened 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 Larsson’s second thriller . . . [It has] powerful prose and intriguing lead characters.”
Publishers Weekly

“Fans of postmodern mystery will revel in Larsson’s 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.”
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-ups–a 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 Fire is that rare thing–a 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 author’s 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 I’ve read in ages . . . If you want a book to take on your lifetime trip on the Trans-Siberian railway, The Girl Who Played With Fire is the one.”

Evening Herald (Ireland)


From the Hardcover edition. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

Stieg Larsson (1954-2004) was the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Expo from 1999, and had previously worked at a major news agency for many years. He was one of the world’s leading experts on anti-democratic, right-wing extremist and Nazi organisations, and he was often consulted on that account. He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in November 2004, some time before the publication of his debut crime novel and first part of the Millennium Trilogy.



Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Novel I've Read So Far in 2009 Aug. 10 2009
By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
"Godly people find life; evil people find death." -- Proverbs 11:19

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.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PIPPI LONGSTOCKINGS - THE GROWNUP VERSION Oct. 20 2011
By NeuroSplicer HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Lisbeth Salander is one of the most original and intriguing characters to appear in modern literature for a very long time. When was the last time you came across a featherweight female boxer with more than a touch of Asperger's syndrome; with strong kung-fu when it comes to computer hacking skills and an unstoppable fighting spirit when it comes to physical blows; with a photographic memory and an uncanny ability to grasp mathematics; a master of social engineering and a ghost of disguises; a formidable chess player and an enemy few people could afford to make?
It is Pipi Longstockings with breast implants, real guns and a killer PowerBook!

Whereas the first installment of the MILLENNIUM Trilogy was more on publisher Mikael Blomkvist and his quest to solve a decades old locked-room/island mystery, this second book gives us a ample view on Lisbeth's history as she straggles to clear her name of a triple murder. She had both motive and opportunity and all physical evidence points to her. Was she desperate enough to actually have done it? What could possibly push her over the edge?

Women trafficking, rogue agents of the Soviet GRU and the Swedish Sapo trying to keep their crimes in the shadows, biker gangs and obscure members of Lisbeth's family all interweave in a very absorbing story that kept me turning pages into the morning hours.
And amongst the fog of all this war, Lisbeth comes up with Fermat's alleged elegant solution to his Last Theorem on her own (no, unfortunately the solution is not described in detail).

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By R. Nicholson TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
"The Girl who Played with Fire" is the second book in the Millennium Trilogy by author Stieg Larsson. The book is 724 pages in length. Although not a direct continuation of book I, there are obvious connecting references.

*SPOILER*

A line from page 667 of this book sums up the theme for this book perfectly, I quote...

"Salander was a woman who hated men who hate women."

In this book we are reacquainted again with journalist Mikael Blomkvist and computer-hacker extraordinaire, Lisbeth Salander. Journalist friends of Blomkvist have been murdered and the suddenly missing Salander is the main suspect. A wild and expansive police hunt is begun in order to bring the 'fugitive' to justice.

*END SPOILER*

Comment:

The book reads like a summertime bestseller meant to be consumed at the beach while the kids are off making sand-castles. Although a fast and easy read, it is not particularly well written and I don't feel that this is something entirely related to the book being translated from Swedish to English. There is a degree of shock, sex, violence and doing things to inexplicably put oneself in harms way that smacks of amateurish bestseller-ism.

The police force seems at least as interested in its own sense of hierarchy as it is in solving the murder. Talk about a dysfunctional group with their own agendas! Clues are not followed up on correctly...some problems are solved (or not) by random luck or convenience.

Many characters in the novel missed important communications by leaving their cell phones turned off or lost contact because of low batteries. Just hard to believe in a murder investigation that has riveted the country.

And finally, the coffee reference (in my title)...
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?
Most recent customer reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Girl Who Played With Fire
This was one of the worst books I have ever read. This man can't write. Probably just as well he had a heart attack and died before producing any more books in this series. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Flower
4.0 out of 5 stars Good cliffhanger
A Good read and a great preparation for the final book. I really enjoyed the intrigue and the mysteries solved one after another just to sprout out more each time.
Published 8 months ago by Mitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite
Book 2 of my favorite trilogy. I recommend 100% - Just don't be like me by accidentally ordering this one first! haha Really enjoyed this book and the series as a whole.
Published 11 months ago by J. Hussey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
Most of the time I am able to predict what is going to happen next, not in this story. The major twists I didn't see coming. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Brooke289
5.0 out of 5 stars Lisbeth Salander Rocks
Wonderfully written, nail biting, keeps you wanting to read the next page, and the next...
This trilogy is one that will be read and talked about for many many moons. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Courtney
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent
One of the best books I've read recently. Sequences are usually not as good as the first book of a series, but that is not the case. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Gustavo Melo Gallindo
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read!
This book carried the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo forward. It answered some of the questions from the previous book. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Annette
3.0 out of 5 stars A good read
This book was entertaining, and easy to read. However, I felt like the ending was rushed and that he didn't properly explain a lot of details about the book. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Watso
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift
I gave this to my dad and it is very pleased with the choice i made for xmas he has the set now.
thank you veronica
Published 14 months ago by veronica
5.0 out of 5 stars Ends with a bang....
The culmination of the series. Well written and page turning right to the end. You buy the whole seat, but you only use the edge when your reading this series.
Published 15 months ago by Murray Macrae
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xb3c2615c)

Look for similar items by category


Feedback