The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Lisbeth Salander is ready to fight back. "[The trilogy] is intricately plotted, lavishly detailed but written with a breakneck pace and verve . . ["Hornet's Nest"] is a tantalizing double finale--first idyllic, then frenetic . . . Larsson has made the literary moods of saga and soap opera converge--with suspense as the adhesive."--"Independent."
- Published: 25 May 2010
- Format: Hardback 576 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780307269997 ISBN 10: 030726999X
- Sales rank: 74,853
Reviews for The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
- Top review
One hornet alone can't kill? Release The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest and it will definitely kill your boredom!
Book three in the famous Millennium trilogy continues the story around Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist with the already well-known virtuos writing style of Stieg Larsson.
Larsson develops an interesting relationship between Lisbeth and Mikael. Although they are not able to communicate face-to-face they find a way to talk to each other with the help of media devices, which play an important role in the whole trilogy.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest continues the actions of The Girl Who Played with Fire, the second novel in this series, smoothly. It satisfies the reader's urge for knowledge but stresses his inquisitiveness till the last page is turned.
Where novel one and two in the series only point out single culprits, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest uncovers the corrupt and shocking intrigues of dominant members of society.
As in the first two novels I really enjoyed the little text or teaser that introduces each new chapter. Larsson tells several stories of women resistances or fights against supposedly invincible enemies. These short extracts connect with the plot of the main story and reflect Lisbeth's personal fight against her enemies in a very vivid and intense way.
The end is rather abrupt and it didn't satisfy me completely as it is also the final end to the series. Stieg Larsson was writing the 4th novel in this series when he died in course of a heart attack. Still this series deserves the respect and appreciation of every avid (thriller) reader!
The Millennium phenomenon shoudln't be ignored. Read Stieg Larsson's famous The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest if you want to know how the thrilling story around Lisbeth and Mikael ends. It's a fantastic novel, but unfortunately the last part of the Millennium series! by MissPageTurner
Less enjoyable than previous in series
The third, and final, chapter of this trilogy centers around Lisbeth's trial. Picking up mere minutes after the previous book ends, Lisbeth is transported to the hospital to recover from her injuries. She is charged with attempted murder (among other things). Mikael and her other friends set out to save her from being locked up again.
I found this concluding book to less of a draw then the previous ones. I thoroughly enjoyed the law/courtroom aspect, but found myself tuning out during all the history lessons. I don't think they contributed to the story at all, except to make it longer.
I love the develop of Lisbeth's character over the course of the series. You can see a slow but steady growth in her maturity and self confidence.
I'm glad I finished the series. I'm satisfied with how everything turned out. But I doubt I'll read it again. by Sarah Merchant
My honest suggestion is to avoid this costly yet cheap-looking edition. What attracted me was a nice and subtle cover... So I decided to pay more and even ordered a hardback version. Because, after all, this was meant for a gift. In reality the book looks awfully designed - the cover is unnaturally shiny, the pages are grubby - they are unevenly put together! The book looks really cheap and I'm upset I'll have to give it as a gift. I would definitely return it, but I know my friend is eagerly waiting for it. by Audrius Darguzisunder review