The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Trilogy Series #2)

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Trilogy Series #2) - I was really disappointed in this book. After reading the first book in this series I thought for sure that this book would be really good. Unfortunately it just doesn't live up to the first. The first book may have been a little slow in the beginning but this one was slow for at least the first 3/4 of the book. Apart from the 3 murders there was not much that really kept me on the edge of my seat for the first 3/4 of the book. I was actually able to put this book down and not obsess about it, which doesn't normally happen with me.Another thing that irked me about this book were some of the characters new to this book. This book is filled with male chauvinistic pigs who also happened to be homophobic. I wouldn't mind it as much and it wouldn't have basically distracted me from the story if only one or two of the male characters were like that but it was more like 95% of the male characters.To not be only negative about this book I have to say that I did enjoy learning more about Lisbeth Salander's past. I had been dying to know what had happened to her in her past all throughout the first book and was really glad that it unfolded in this book.I would recommend this book to those who liked the first book in the series, but be warned that this one is not nearly as good as the first.My rating would be 3.5 stars but I rated it as 3 stars. I didn't round up because I didn't feel like it deserved that extra .5 star (I'm like the mean teacher that doesn't round up a 89.95%)