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January 14, 2011

REVIEW: THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST BY STIEG LARSSON



This novel not only puts the cap on the most eagerly read trilogy in years; the sequel to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest marks the completion of its Swedish author's career: Stieg Larsson died at the age of fifty in 2004. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is, however, too exciting and too adept to be read simply as a major author's memorial. From its onset, with "avenging angel" protagonist Lisbeth Salander lying in intensive care, this fiction pulses forward. One British critic called it "intricately plotted, lavishly detailed but written with a breakneck pace and verve...a tantalizing double finale—first idyllic, then frenetic."


Before I start, if you haven't read them yet, you should read my reviews on the first two books in the Millenium Trilogy:

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played With Fire

So I've said it before, and I'll say it again - these books are AWESOME!!! Since I've started reading all three of them, I've had conversations with random strangers on buses, trains, and just about anywhere people read - all about how great this book is and about none of us have ever been able to put it down. I now have got my best friend reading it too.

Even if I tried, I couldn't pinpoint the one thing that makes this book great. There are just so many. It's the intrigue and mystery behind all of the crimes. It's the amazingly smart, sexy and ambitious female characters. It's Larsson's writing style, that makes you laugh out loud and gasp at the same time. I love it, love it, love it.

So short and to the point: you know you've seen these books all over bookstores. You know there's a movie coming out. But you're still not sure if you should buy it cause it has a funny looking cover, and an even weirder title: but take it from me - these books are worth reading!! Go out and buy it now, and let me know what you think!

6 out of 5 stars. (I'm actually sad that they're over)

6 comments:

  1. I've got these three books on my shelf, and I keep meaning to pick them up...maybe they will be my next read! Your review is awesome, so I'm pretty excited!

    Happy Reading!
    BrandiHeather

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  2. lol for the rating but that's also mean this book should be on my TBR soon.

    We have the translation of the first and second books. I postpone to bring it home because of the paper that they use to print the book. But I think I will give a try. Hope the translation is also good

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  3. These are in my TBR pile as well and after your review I am moving them WAY up in the list! Great review!!

    Froggy
    Froggarita's Bookcase

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  4. I second you on everything you say. These books were so full of intrigue, suspense and good writing.

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  5. I've read the first two but am waiting for this one to come out in paperback. I loved the first one but was a little lukewarm on the second one. But I'm looking forward to reading the third installment.

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  6. I loved this series too. Larsson actually wrote a few more books in the series, petering out with outlines for the end of the series. I hope they find a writer to compliment Larsson's work and release the rest of the series some day.

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