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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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By (author) Stieg Larsson, Translated by Reg Keeland

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 901 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 43mm | 907g
  • Publication date: 25 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 073937771X
  • ISBN 13: 9780739377710
  • Edition: Large type / large print
  • Edition statement: large type edition
  • Sales rank: 101,726

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The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson's internationally best-selling trilogy Lisbeth Salander--the heart of Larsson's two previous novels--lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she 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. Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back. "From the Hardcover edition."

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Stieg Larsson, who lived in Sweden, was the editor in chief of the magazine "Expo" and a leading expert on antidemocratic, right-wing extremist and Nazi organizations. He died in 2004, shortly after delivering the manuscripts for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, " and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest." "From the Hardcover edition."

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“A thoroughly gripping read . . . Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson’s fierce pixie of a heroine, is one of the most original characters in a thriller to come along in a while—a gamin, Audrey Hepburn look-alike but with tattoos and piercings, the take-no-prisoners attitude of Lara Croft and the cool, unsentimental intellect of Mr. Spock . . . Owes less to the "Silence of the Lambs" horror genre than to something by John le Carré.” —Michiko Kakutani, "New York Times"    “The literary equivalent of a caffeine rush . . . Larsson was one of those rare writers who could keep you up until 3 a.m. and then make you want to rush home the next night to do it again . . . Larsson is something like John Grisham [but] Larsson held an extra ace: the creation of Salander.” —"Newsweek" "  "“It’s over! And I feel the same sense of pleasure and loss that I did when I watched the finale of ‘The Sopran