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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest…

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (original 2007; edition 2010)

by Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland (Translator)

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Title:The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Authors:Stieg Larsson
Other authors:Reg Keeland (Translator)
Info:Knopf (2010), Edition: First Edition/First Printing, Hardcover, 576 pages
Collections:Millennium Trilogy

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson (2007)

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Loved this book. I didn't want to stop reading once I started it. I don't know if it was because this is the third book and I have come to know the characters better, but I enjoyed this one the most out of the series. This was mostly a courtroom drama, with preparing for the legal case taking up most of the book. The ending was satisfying and wrapped up most loose ends. I wish there was another book so I could follow the story even further. My only complaints with the book were the same as I had for the other two books. There are so many characters that it is hard to keep them all straight. Some of the names are similar, which only adds to the confusion. ( )
1 vote readingover50 | Jun 11, 2019 |
I had forgotten that we has left Lisbeth in such dire straights when I finished book 2 on vacation last year. She stays mostly under wraps, and we have to follow around all the secret agency creeps for a while, but things perk up once Mikhael smuggles a handheld computer to her... ( )
  cindywho | May 27, 2019 |
This was quite a good novel, although it started off a little tedious and cumbersome. The various characters, near the beginning, almost seem to be disjointed from one another and the tracking of their interests and plights was a little hard to follow. Nevertheless, as the book reached the halfway mark, things became much more appeasing and interesting and the novel picked up its pace to race to its amazing climax, and then conclusion. There was a fitting ending as well-- one that serves to complete the trilogy as a whole.

Overall, a good book: 3.5 stars. ( )
  DanielSTJ | May 5, 2019 |
Such a good ending to this trilogy (I don't count the books written after Larsson's death. It's not by him, so I don't consider it a part of the real series.)! All the loose ends were tied up beautifully and I found myself satisfied by what happened for the most part.

Can't say too much because my best friend is currently reading this book. But it is definitely worth reading! ( )
  kat_the_bookcat | Feb 7, 2019 |
The final book of the Millenium trilogy came to a climax. I could not put it down! There were so many ups and downs and plot twists to the story. I loved the court room at the end. I am not much of a spy thriller kind of person, but since I was invested in the characters I was able to go through this.
I do not like information pages long though, and I must admit I skimmed through quite a bit. ( )
  Nadishka | Jan 26, 2019 |
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The tension builds relentlessly as backstories morph into intriguing subplots, threats to the very core of Swedish democracy are uncovered, men in positions of authority continue to abuse their power, and Salander and Blomkvist continue to fight for justice in their different, inimitable styles
added by 4leschats | editBookPage, Sukey Howard (Jun 1, 2010)
Larsson was a cerebral, high-minded activist and self-proclaimed feminist who happened to have a God-given gift for pulse-racing narrative. It’s this offbeat combination of attributes — imagine if John Grisham had prefaced his writing career not by practicing law in Mississippi but by heading up the Stockholm office of Amnesty International — that has made the series such a sui generis smash.
Still—bad writing is hardly a barrier to success in this genre. A good plot can run right over pages and pages of bad writing. And if there is a bad plot, or an incomprehensible one, great writing can always go around it. By these standards, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is a failure. No one should read this book for its plot or its prose.
added by Shortride | editSlate, Michael Newman (May 24, 2010)
The best features of Larsson's books are lively, intricately improbable plots. These, however, are set forth in a banal style that demonstrates no more than minimal skills when it comes to most of his characterizations and descriptive writing. It sometimes seems that Larsson's interest in novelistic detail begins and ends with the contents of a sandwich that one of his characters makes before dashing out on some potentially dangerous errand.
Cutting nimbly from one story line to another, Larsson does an expert job of pumping up suspense while credibly evoking the disparate worlds his characters inhabit, from the coldblooded bureaucracy of the Security Police to the underground slacker-hacker world of Salander and her friends, from the financially stressed newsroom Erika inherits to the intensive care unit of the hospital where Salander and Zalachenko are recuperating.

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Larsson, Stiegprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bjørnson, ElisabethTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keeland, RegTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kuhn, WibkeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kyrö, MarjaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lexell, MartinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ortega Román, Juan JoséTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Reichlin, SaulReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vance, SimonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Salander is plotting her revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must not only prove her innocence, but identify and denounce the corrupt politicians that have allowed the vulnerable to become victims of abuse and violence. Once a victim herself, Salander is now ready to fight back.
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If and when Lisbeth Salander recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge--against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.… (more)

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