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

by Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland (Translator)

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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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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
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I like that it picks up right where the 2nd book ended. It made it easier to keep track of stuff, and I didn't worry that I'd missed something, as I would have if it had opened long after the second book's story.

This book has some fun things in it: a nasty government agency brought to task, "uppity" (my word, not the book's) women kicking ass, and just a little bit of sex. A great ending to this trilogy. I'm a little sad that Mr. Larsson isn't around to write any more. ( )
  ssperson | Apr 3, 2021 |
A good ending that probably was headed towards more in future books, but since that can't happen, I think all the ends were tied up neatly. ( )
  purple_pisces22 | Mar 14, 2021 |
Juoni on hyvä, vaikka vähän Mikael Blomkvistiin kyllästyinkin. Ko. hahmo kuulostaa vähän Mary Suelta... ( )
  RankkaApina | Feb 22, 2021 |
Outstanding conclusion to the Millennium Trilogy. Lacks the tightly woven, innovative, provocative and shocking storylines of the first two books but makes up for it by continuing from Book 2 and tying up loose ends.

Now that I've devoured the three books, three Swedish movies and one American movie, I'm extremely sad that I'll never have a chance to re-read these books for the first time again.

An outstanding mystery series of our times with far-reaching commentary on social justice, personal liberty, the role of media in a democracy, constitutional rights and, most importantly, the need to improve the way society, especially men, treats and values women. ( )
  nvenkataraman1 | Feb 5, 2021 |
There were bits in the beginning that were a little slow. And several times there would be a line like, "and they discussed the plan for 3 more hours." But wouldn't tell the reader what the plan was. Granted when the plan was revealed the surprise was usually worth it but initially it was annoying to be kept in the dark.

But if you read the 2nd book, you'll have to read this one and overall it really delivers. ( )
  Sarah220 | Jan 23, 2021 |
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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
Hernández, Pau JoanTranslatorsecondary 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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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.

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