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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

By Stieg Larsson | Paperback / softback | 2 Review(s)

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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... read more

Format
Paperback / softback
Release Date
25 May 2010
Author(s)
Stieg Larsson
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
ISBN-13
9780739377710
Dimensions
156mm x 234mm x 41mm
Pages
901
Format
Paperback / softback
Release Date
25 May 2010
Author(s)
Stieg Larsson
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
ISBN-13
9780739377710
Dimensions
156mm x 234mm x 41mm
Pages
901

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This is the final in the Millenium trilogy and the last book we’ll see from the Swedish author as he died just after delivering the novels to his publisher. There is some talk that there’s an incomplete manuscript on his laptop computer but that’s the subject of legal wrangling between Larsson’s parents and his former partner so it’s debatable whether that will ever see the light of day. The Hornets’ Nest picks up exactly where The Girl Who Played with Fire left off. It opens with Lisbeth Salander and her brutal father being rushed to hospital where Salander has a bullet removed from her brain and the father she tried to kill recovers from axe wounds. The special group within the Swedish secret police, SAPO, realize that Salander will have to be dealt with once and for all otherwise the secrets they’ve been protecting and the crimes they’ve committed will be revealed to the world. Salander is forced to accept Mikael Blomkvist’s help if she is to outwit her enemies and so we have the old team back together again. This will be enormously satisfying for Larsson fans – loose ends are tied up and justice is dispensed. Again, some of the translation is a little clunky – pedants will hate the split infinitives – but that’s a minor quibble. This is a brilliant thriller - just don’t try to read it in a hurry. There are 599 pages of close type and I was on deadline which made for a marathon read but there was no way I was going to spoil it for myself by jumping to the end. Enjoy.

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Totally agree with Kerre about taking your time (and savouring!) the last in this fabulous series. And don't go to the movie until after reading the book - there's so much more in the book!
16 Feb 2011 20:17:23 | Dianne Watson

Yes also agree, don't rush through this one as every detail is satisfying. An important third piece in the trilogy, not to be missed. Well worth the read so don't spoil it for yourself by seeing movie first.
31 Mar 2011 11:59:35 | Carlene Hond

this was disappointing only from the point of view that it will be the last book (probably) for me this tied book 1 @ 2 together and wrapped it all up. Yes the translation is a bit 'clunky' but still well worth the read.
21 Apr 2011 21:16:31 | Jemma Joines

Brought it on the recommendations of Kerry and was not let down. What an amazing read!!
26 Jul 2011 18:47:30 | Sophie Whelan

Kerre, what a great review. How on earth did you precis the book so well? I loved it and was devasted to get to the end because I knew there was no more. I loved his characters, you can see them so easily in your mind's eye. Love your radio reviews too.
28 Jul 2011 10:55:19 | Dorothy Jamieson

I read this after seeing the movie and enjoyed the book much better especially as I hadn't read the first books. I did find the names and Swedish places difficult to follow at first but it kept my attention to the end. Well worth the effort as Kerre notes.
12 Feb 2012 11:01:57 | Julia Butler

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17 Dec 2012
By Wendy Shanks
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the girl who kicked the hornets nest

I found all three books great to read, it kept you intrested all the way through. I have now brought the 3 dvds so will be intresting to see if they are just as good.

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