The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
  • The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
  • The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
  • The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
ISBN: 030726999X
EAN13: 9780307269997
Language: English
Release Date: May 25, 2010
Pages: 576
Dimensions: 1.57" H x 9.29" L x 5.98" W
Weight: 2.07 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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The Millennium saga continues with The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest From the bestselling novel series by Steig Larsson come this English translation of the phenomenal French comics adaptation

Lisbeth Salander 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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   Good, not great, second novel
Having compared Stieg Larson's second novel, The Girl Who Played With Fire, with his first, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it's perhaps unfortunate. The second novel drags slightly and does not have quite the intensity of his first. However, I have come to believe that Larsson would have made book two and three into one continuous novel, minus the introduction. I had book 3 waiting for me and did not go into Stieg Larsson withdrawals, he said. It is with his third novel The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet's Nest that Larsson comes full circle and brings all the loose ends together. It's intense and the dynamics of the characters are superb. I highly recommend this series of books. I just wish Stieg Larsson had lived long enough to continue his series, Haybo said.
   The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest - Absolutely Brilliant Conclusion to the Trilogy!
The conclusion to Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, is absolutely fabulous. The finale ties the first two books together so incredibly well that even the most die-hard fans will find something to enjoy. In the finale, Lisbeth must confront her horrific past. The book tells the story of how a Soviet intelligence defector was killed. The Hoff and his partners in crime committed one of the 20th century's most heinous crimes. Survive the overall tragic events that led us to the finale of this amazing story with, of course, the sustenance and backing of Blomkvist. It's a spellbinding, exhilarating, captivating, mesmerizing and gripping read. Loved it, said Blair. Brilliant story.
   An intriguing read
I bought The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo years ago with the intention of reading it. It's just that I couldn't get it open. Once I did begin book one of this series, I felt myself bogged down with all of the characters names, the difficult to pronounce Swedish words, etc. I'm not a huge fan of the first two books, but I enjoyed them both. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest really did a good job of continuing the story and tying up loose ends, Morgenthau said. I felt like the characters were very realistic — flawed, and sometimes unlikeable, yet utterly believable, Morgenthau said. This story really kept you involved with the plot, and was definitely one you couldn't wait to keep reading. The upside of my waiting to start book one of the series, was that by the time I finished it, I was able to plow through book two and three without having to wait for them to be published. If you liked the first two, I would definitely recommend the third.
   Best of the trio and the others were good, too!
Things really come to a head in this novel of spies and how governments spy and allow operatives who have no interest in politics to run as long as they have something to offer, writes Peter Bergen. In "Run" we have a string of murders that protagonist Mikael Blomkvist is determined to run to ground, and a horror tale of a 12-year-old child locked in a psychiatric institution where a noted psychiatrist does his best to drive her crazy. It's anything but easy, McBride said.
   Good read if your patient
This is one of my favorite series of books, but keep in mind that these are not for everyone. It took me a while to get into this writers' writing style, Raymond said. This writer goes into insane levels of detail developing each character, every detail of this story is meticulously described and developed. He throws so much detail into the story that it's almost inconceivable how he does it. Before you know it, you will know these characters inside and out. If you can get past the ridiculous level of detail you will see what a fascinating story these books contain. Each book is 13 pages. They contain a lot of surprises and its really crazy how the author is able to pull the entire story together, he said. Good read if your patient is autistic.
   What a barn burner!
If you have not read the first two books, do not read this book. It's a spoiler for book two, and book three is a prequel. Before reading "The Lovely Bones," I had read "The Fall of the Roman Empire" and "The Rite of Spring." I've enjoyed all the characters and I'm very excited about the new book, Mr. Dhaliwal said. Some of my friends family who read these books thought that Steig Larsson had overplayed the government's interest in the private sector. Do you think this is a good idea? All the additional information provided really helped to understand why things happened in the story, McBride said. I found this book extremely exciting and couldn't stop reading it. It would be in the morning and I would be thinking, 'Oh my gosh, just one more chapter before I go to sleep! If you like a good thriller, I recommend you read this book.
   Not enough ...
The anticipation was intense when the book was first published, two weeks after Harrison's birthday. A reader who was engrossed in a book when she felt a sharp sunburn around her neck. I was so involved in making sure I understood all the supporting characters that I wrote them in a journal to keep track of them, Mrs. O'Neill said. In Sweden, the secret police are involved in protecting the identity of a non-contributing asylum seeker, whom they did not identify. The protection includes a thorough investigation by a doctor who found no reason to punish her, and a court-ordered psychiatric hospital by a friendly doctor. The events roll on into Lisbeth's court case, released last month from the Swedish government's guardianship. There are three main reasons for the insanity defense: nail biting and extremely intense. The climax left me wanting more, Blair said.
   Steig Larsson is an amazing writer
The third and final film is "The Fifth Estate." His story is exciting, too, said Dr. Goin. It's a great book, I cannot put it down. Steig Larsson is one of the masters of costume and set design. The books are set in a landscape that although foreign to most Americans will feel at home with the descriptors used by Larsson. It also left me with a feeling of wanting to know Steig Larsson, the Swedish writer. The other two books were published posthumously so his legend is deep.
   Fitting conclusion if a shade puffy
I ordered this one a few weeks ago. The first two books were so well written and so much fun to read, even though I was a little slow. He's so excited to get back to work, Taylor said. The conclusion of the trilogy is a great read and a fitting end to an entertaining and thought-provoking arc, Gaiman said. It was a great read, and I recommend it to any Lisbeth fans out there. There were a couple sections where i felt like the story could be edited out and not impact the issue. My brain literally rolled back in my head during the several pages about the history of the Swedish Secret Police and the eyes of challenging unconstitutional actions in a country without a supreme court. However, the flaws are not catastrophic and the book is a great read, said Loy and Kelly.
   Great wrap up story, but that is all, not the same quality as the first two books
Stieg Larsson created a wonderful set of characters and circumstances that could have been located in virtually any part of the world. But choosing Sweden and their steadfast defense of freedoms and civil rights allows the reader to get an unvarnished peek at how even the most progressive countries can screw up. The wrap of the entire story, the justice served and the final reconciliation are worth the minor complaints one might find in this final book. It is very sad that we are not able to continue with the characters and how their lives might have evolved after this story ended, he said. Thanks, Stieg, for a great set of books.