The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

(Millenium #3)

mass market paperback, 566 pages

English language

Published Sept. 10, 2010 by Alfred A. Knopf.

ISBN:
9780307269997
OCLC Number:
436030020

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4 stars (66 reviews)

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.

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Review of "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

If I could, I would give this 3.5 stars. It was a fun read but thinking back on it, not much really happens. Once again, as in the first one, way too much exposition, this time on the history and background of the Sapo, the Swedish CIA. Too many pointless details and too black and white. The bad guys were both inept and had more problems than necessary, while the good guys had it all under control. [b:The Girl Who Played with Fire|5060378|The Girl Who Played with Fire|Stieg Larsson|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1255570680s/5060378.jpg|6976108] was easily my favorite of the three.

Review of "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" on 'Storygraph'

4 stars

I struggled a little more with this than with the first two of the Millennium series - there seemed to be a lot happening to the characters but it still dragged on it little. Then, in the second half the pace suddenly picked up.




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The ending wrapped things up nicely, but still left many questions unanswered. You can tell that he intended to write more of these books.

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Subjects

  • Political corruption -- Sweden -- Fiction
  • Revenge -- Fiction