Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson


Book #5 for 2012: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

This third and last instalment of the Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson brings us back to Lisbeth Salander, the femme fatale of the story, who is in critical condition with a bullet in her head. Laying somewhat 2 doors away from her hospital room is Alexander Zalachenko, whom Lisbeth tried to murder albeit unsuccessfully. 

Upon her full recovery she would be taken back to Stockholm where she is to be tried for numerous criminal offences put against her. At this last straw she must prove her innocence with the help of Mikael Blomkvist, a famed journalist, and at the same time denounce those in power who have allowed those vulnerable, like her, to be used, abused and suffer. 

If you are a follower of the previous two instalments of this trilogy, you would really want to get hold of this one as soon as you're done with 'The Girl Who Played with Fire'. In contrary with its predecessors, 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest' revolves more on mystery/crime-solving and not so much on the action part. The case is intelligently closed and of course, the ending is satisfying as well.

Stieg Larsson was a genius and it's such a shame he's no longer around to see what a global sensation his books have become. Regardless, they are here for many generations to come to enjoy as well as for the latecomers of the Larsson phenomenon, like me.


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1 comment:

Ri said...

read this and girl who played with fire right before that. awesome story and storytelling :)
to think that this has been translated, i bet it reads way better in the original language.