Sunday, August 28, 2011

Continuing the Saga - Mini-Review of "The Girl Who Played with Fire" by Stieg Larsson

Having been drawn into the Stieg Larsson web when I read his first novel, I could not wait to read "The Girl Who Played with Fire." I was eager to see what additional adventures Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander might get themselves into. I was not disappointed. The author does a remarkable job of making the reader care deeply about the fate of an unlikely anti-heroine. Is she victim, victimizer or complete enigma?

Larsson uses his sensibilities as a reformer to ignite a firestorm that exposes social abuses and neglect of women who are victims of human trafficking. He channels his passions into creatively crafting a story that uses a fascinating plot to shine a glaring spotlight on this vital social issue. He does so in a way that is not at all preachy, but scintillating.

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