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08/24/2010 01:25 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

What Was On Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth Salander's IKEA Shopping List?

In "The Girl Who Played with Fire" -- the second book of best-selling Millenium Triology by Stieg Larsson -- the character Lisbeth Salander moves into a new apartment and goes shopping at IKEA -- a rather mundane activity that IKEA fans will enjoy as they recognize specific product names and remember some of the discontinued products that are missed.

The section outlining her shopping has been described as "consumerist poetry" by Ariel Ramchandani, a contributing editor to The Economist's More Intelligent Life blog.

To celebrate Lisbeth's list -- she spent about 90,000 Swedish Kroner, the equivalent of approximately $12,000 UDS -- I've linked to specific products that are still available from IKEA in the passage below. For images of products that are no longer available, see the gallery images!

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