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The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson A definite page turner; it takes a while to get started, but once it does, you really cannot put it down. The first part was better though, and the ending was quite abrupt. But then, that’s what the third part is for. I can’t wait to get started!

A word of appreciation for the translator, Reg Keeland. When I found out that the books are actually a translation, I did not expect them to be this good. Translated versions often do not flow as well as one would like and that’s understandable. It’s incredibly difficult to recreate the magic of a book in a translation. But Reg Keeland has done amazingly well. The characters and the story are Larsson’s and he has definitely proven his worth as a crime novelist. But it is Keeland’s efforts that have made them accessible to a wider audience. So, kudos to both Stieg Larsson and Reg Keeland!