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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (Millennium Trilogy Book 3) (original 2007; edition 2010)

by Stieg Larsson

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Title:The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (Millennium Trilogy Book 3)
Authors:Stieg Larsson
Info:Quercus (2010), Edition: UK paperback, Paperback, 746 pages
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4.5, please? I think yes. ( )
  Kristin_Curdie_Cook | Apr 29, 2016 |
This was a great wrap up to the trilogy, but a little slow to get started. There was a little too much detail of the politics of Sweden and the secret police, but once it got going, I couldn't stand to put it down. I found myself slowing down toward the end because I didn't want the book to come to an end. ( )
  Electablue | Apr 20, 2016 |
hm,pa najmanje zanimljiv nastavak,iako je kraj savrseno odradjen... ( )
  ceca78 | Apr 10, 2016 |
Most of this final part of the three part series, took place in a hospital room, prison, and a court room, seemingly very static. Any yet, it tied all the pieces together, was full of action, and continued to develop strong characters. Having finished the series, I miss, Lizbeth and Mikel.
  Lylee | Apr 3, 2016 |
3.5 stars

This, the third book in the “trilogy”, picks up where the second book left off.
*****SPOILERS if you haven't read book 2*****
Lisbeth is in the hospital, as is her father, Zalachenko, after she almost killed him; he is just down the hall from her. Erika Berger is leaving Millennium for a rival publication, but it's an uphill battle for her in her new position, as this workplace seems very “old boys' club” and she begins to get threats.
*****END SPOILERS*****

I didn't like this one nearly as much as the first two in the series. There were parts that kept my interest, particularly anything that dealt with Lisbeth – while in the hospital at the start of the book and the trial at the end of the book. Also the parts with Erika Berger. Otherwise, though, other viewpoints just weren't as interesting to me and I tended to skim a bit, I think. Overall, though, this was good. ( )
  LibraryCin | Mar 23, 2016 |
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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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Larsson, Stiegprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bjørnson, ElisabethTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keeland, RegTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kyrö, MarjaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lexell, MartinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ortega Román, Juan JoséTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Uppskattningsvis sex hundra kvinnor tjänstgjorde i amerikanska inbördeskriget.
An estimated 600 women served during the American Civil War.
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Luftslottet som sprängdes ("The Aircastle that Blew Up"), 2007, known in French translation as "La Reine dans le Palais des Courants d'Air" and in English as "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest."
"Purustatud õhuloss" is the Estonian translation of "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest", Book 3 of the Millennium Trilogy.
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This is the last book in the Millenium series of novels by Stieg Larsson, concerning Lisbeth Salanders fight to stay away from an asylum.

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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