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Millennium Trilogy

The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo are all part of the Millennium Trilogy, were first published in 2005, 2006 and 2007 respectively, and written by the late Steig Larsson. Larsson died before he saw any of these published, and they have become a huge success in Larsson's native country, Sweeden, and in Europe and America. The theme of the three books is sexual violence against women, and the main character is Lisbeth, a girl who has been affected by sexual violence. The other main character is Mikeal Blomkovist, a journalist working on a number of causes throughout the books. He falls in love with Lisbeth, who is antisocial but extremely intelligent. She is a hacker and researcher, specializing in investigating people and they first meet when Lisbeth was assigned to investigate Blomkovist. She has a photographic memory, and Blomkvist thinks she has Asperger's syndrome. She is very violent and has a hatred of "men who hate women". I recommend these books only for mature readers because of some very violent scenes related to sexual violence. But if you can stomach these scenes, I highly recommend the Millennium Trilogy. It was made into a movie, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and I think the other two are going to be as well. I have not seen the movie, but the books are always better than the movies! As for my preference among the three books, Dragon Tattoo (1) is the best, followed by Fire (3), with Hornet's Nest (2) in the last. Rating: ★★★★

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Poisonwood Bible