Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Girl Who Played with Fire

Well, here it is the first of May already and we're back at camp in Maine for the weekend.  It's a lot of work to open up but worth it.  I rode my bike to the beach yeaterday and read for about an hour.  It was chilly, though!  I'm glad I had a jacket with me.

This is the second book in a trilogy.  The third one will be available at the end of the month.  I've already pre-ordered it for my Kindle.  Sadly, there won't be any more "Girl" novels because the author, Stieg Larsson, died.

This one follows Lisbeth Salander as she hunts for the elusive Zala.  She's accused of murdering three people and the whole of Sweden is looking for her.  How she manages to elude the police and find Zala makes for non-stop action. 

I'm really enjoying these books.  The only problem I have is trying to figure out how to pronounce all the names!  For example, one of the other main characters is Mikael Blomkvist.  In my mind I pronounced it Michael Bloomquist.  I don't know if that's right or not but I had to do this with most of the characters and places and sometimes found that distracting.  Other than that, though, they are great and I'm looking forward to the last one, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

I've got to head back home later this afternoon but I think I'll take a ride to the beach, first, for a little reading.


Literary Feline said...

A bike ride to the beach sounds so nice! My husband and I went to an airshow yesterday. We had a fun time. It's been ages since I last went to one.

I haven't yet read the first in this series but I do want to. I've heard such great things about it. The whole controversy between the author's girlfriend and his family is so sad.

Enjoy your week, Linda!

Anonymous said...

I read this book and saw the movie last night.
What i cannot figure out is how Michael Bloomquist finds Zala's property at the end.
Lisbeth had a P.O. box and followed a boy who picked up the mail.
If you know how Michael did it - I would appreciate it.