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

by Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland (Translator)

Series: Millennium (3)

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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), Hardcover, 576 pages
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (2007)

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Almost as good as the first two! An excellent trilogy!! ( )
  cziering | Nov 27, 2022 |
I'm only giving this fantastic end to the trilogy 3.5 not 4 is that it was an ending.
I wanted more, selfishly and was unhappy that the story didn't continue.
To see a nobody, take down something so huge is so relevant.
GO TEAM LIZBETH ( )
  Alin.Llewellyn | Nov 3, 2022 |
I'm only sorry that I finished the trio of books about Lisbeth Salander and that there won't be any more books about her; the author is dead. Can you imagine this author taking on Drumpf and the Republican party? The day they escort Drumpf from the White House I'll be grinning, the way I was grinning while I read the part that deals with Salander's July trial. Thanks to my sister Carmel for turning me on to this trilogy. An author whose death is a tremendous loss. You CANNOT bear to put down these books. ( )
  burritapal | Oct 23, 2022 |
This book is bad. I don't get the ratings at all. It is a continuation of the girl who plays with fire. The story is all over the place. There is absolutely no mystery. It is very disappointing. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a masterpiece and this is a mess. ( )
  debbie13410 | Oct 22, 2022 |
Excellent series from an exceptionally gifted author. Clever, intriguing, suspenseful, original, well crafted and thought out, with engaging characters and villains you just love to hate... I'm so glad these books were recommended to me and I urge you to give them a try. Apart from the slow beginning to book one (The Girl with the dragon tattoo) I promise you that you will not be disappointed.
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  MJWebb | Sep 22, 2022 |
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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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