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Critical Praise

"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."

San Francisco Chronicle

"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

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

Slate