Book Review: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

I just finished Stieg Larsson’s final part of the Lisbeth Salander trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. And just in time too, as it was quickly approaching it’s due date at the Chicago Public Library. But I was able to squeeze in reading time before bed, on 30 minute increments at the gym, and on my Saturday mornings while sipping coffee at Panera.

I was really excited to start this book because I’ve enjoyed both of Larsson’s first two books. Not to ruin too much for those that haven’t read this book yet, but I thought it stayed true to the Salander character. We find Lisbeth recovering from her bullet wound to the head that she received in book two via a stand off with her father and her half-brother. Because the government is still against her and authorities don’t know if she’s guilty or not, or if she’s mentally capable or not, she is guarded in her hospital room by security and not allowed contact with the outside world or any person except her lawyer. She does gain some great troops that rally to her help, mainly through Blomkvist’s persistence of his friend’s innocence as well as her pals through her hacker world.

It’s a thrilling tale, that wraps up the saga pretty well. I’m excited to see how the English versions of the movies turn out.


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