The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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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.
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780307593672
0307593673
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (563 p.)
Additional Contributors: Keeland, Reg 1943-

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JodiB66
Apr 20, 2015

Book #3

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ebbalytle
Feb 04, 2015

I didn't finish reading this series because it became concentrated on the violence that some women suffer at the hands of some men. The first book was okay... the violence was more background information... but the second book concentrated on that aspect of life. I didn't open this third book at all. Perhaps someday I will come back to the series and read the rest of it, but for now I must set it aside.

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 17, 2014

The third in the Millennium series maintains the intrigue and suspense of the previous entries, but with added subplots of conspiracies and cover-ups within Sweden's national security establishment. The intricacies of the conspiracy bog down the pacing somewhat, but this is still a worthy conclusion to an excellent trilogy.

I_sing_the_Body_Electric Aug 30, 2014

It was probably the best conclusion of a trilogy I have ever read. In my opinion, it was a much better book than the sequel. Even though there were some dull moments, I really liked how all the events and characters in the book were all connected to each other at the end. It was an addicting read, like the other previous books, and I'm happy with how the Millennium Trilogy ended.

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MaxRSW
Jul 19, 2014

These books were good enough for fans of the series and, without the graphic videos of the movies, perhaps get a higher recommendation to those who simply cannot tolerate such graphic violence. It IS tough to tolerate.

These books bother me in a slightly different way - all of the sex scenes were written as if they were written TO a man's singular porn fantasies (du-uh, gee, ya think so? guy writing about women's behaviors?!!) and this circles back to the basic critical question:

"What if Salandar wasn't BatGirl / CatWoman or some superhero in a man's world in so many special ways? What if she wasn't a super-duper man's-world fighter? What if she wasn't a superduper man's-world hacker?"

The Man Writing About Woman issues truly erode my fandom of this series.

That said, for what they are, I am a fan. I saw the American film first, then the entire Swedish film trilogy next, then I saw the most-excellent Swedish TV miniseries next.

In this sequence, each version adds something that the preceding version lacked (due to time constraints).

The books add a bit more, but I think the film decisions are just as valid for entertainment purposes. And completely more difficult to watch victimization after victimization.

"Austin South" still cracks me up, though. But that's Neeland-the-Translator's issue.

SylviaThomas23 Jan 30, 2014

Good honest writing by Larsson. Wish he was still alive to enjoy the fruit of his labor. Heck!

redryder84 Jan 12, 2014

all 3 in the series were excellent. wish there were more. .couldn`t put it down but didn`t want to finishthe books

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kwehner1987
Jun 11, 2013

This is my favorite of the two books I've read from this series. It picks up right where the last one ends (and the last one really didn't start to intrigue me too much until the better part of the second half.)

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mroldsalty
Apr 02, 2013

Love Salander, the leading character, what an interesting young woman.

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StarGladiator
Mar 27, 2013

Loved the book, loved the movie (the Swedish version, that is)!

[Of course, Stieg wrote fantasy in that in the final analysis, the Swedish national police (SAPO) were overall uncorrupted, while we know, especially from recent events, that such is most definitely not the case in real life!]

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She was free.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012

"In the concluding volume of Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy, Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition in a Swedish hospital, a bullet in her head. But she's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll stand trial for three murders. With the help of Mikael

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