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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, Bk 3)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Millennium, Bk 3
Author: Stieg Larsson
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 ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780307742537
ISBN-10: 0307742539
Publication Date: 2/21/2012
Pages: 816
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 91 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, Bk 3) on + 289 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I'm so glad I picked up The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest in the terminals at Heathrow before starting the entire Millennium series! This final installment picks up moments after Fire leaves off, and instead of merely tidying up its aftermath, evolves into its own intriguing plot and counterplot between Lisbeth Salander and allies and those who have conspired against her and now seek to protect their own secret existence. It's difficult to write more about the plot without spoilers for Fire. Stieg Larsson introduces new supporting characters, captivating as ever, in his usual precise, point-blank prose that would make a screenwriter's job so simple. I could just continue reading about them, following them around Stockholm, but alas there will be no more Lisbeth, Blomkvist, et al. If only Stieg Larsson could have lived to enjoy his success (and write some sequels) ...!
annapi avatar reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, Bk 3) on + 334 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This thrilling conclusion to the Millenium Trilogy does not disappoint. It is SUPERB! It picks up right where the second volume left off - in fact, I would say the trilogy is actually two stories, the first book separate, and a humongous second story chopped into two books. The final volume opens with Lisbeth Salander being taken to the hospital, along with Zalachenko, also surprisingly still alive. Now, with the conspiracy that began so long ago threatening to break wide open, the members of the secret Section of Sweden's Security Police are in a desperate race to contain both of them or it will mean their end. And once again, Lisbeth Salander is to be the scapegoat as she is brought to trial for murder.

I could not imagine how Larsson could top the previous books, but once again I was blown away by the sheer magnitude of the work. It's hard to pick a favorite from the three - like the Lord of the Rings, the trilogy has to be taken in as a whole and just savored for its mastery of suspense and conspiracy. Even knowing that it just HAD to somehow come out right in the end, I was on pins and needles the whole time, racing through the book to find out just how it comes to its spectacular end. And it's all absolutely worth it. Reading this magnificent final volume and knowing there are no more to follow, I felt keenly the loss of this brilliant author who never had a chance to see his masterpiece come to fruition.
reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, Bk 3) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
It was exciting race to the awesome end. You do have to read the first two books of this trilogy to appreciate the who experience. I would read these books again.
perryfran avatar reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, Bk 3) on + 1101 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
What a great conclusion to a great trilogy! I finished this one up this afternoon after reading the last 200 pages or so pretty much non-stop. This total work - the Millennium series - in my opinion is one of the great mystery/thriller series of all time. This book very nicely tied up all the loose ends from the first two books and was a great thrill ride right to the last few pages. I really hated to see the book end because, as everyone knows, the author passed away in 2004 and thus, there will be no more adventures of Lisbeth Salander. :( I know they have made the first book into a film in Sweden and I have heard they will also be doing the rest of the series. Looking forward to seeing these but not sure when they will be released in the States.
bellasgranny avatar reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, Bk 3) on + 468 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Of course, I had to order this from the UK the minute that it became available, and it was definitely worth the money spent to read it months before its US publication. It was pure pleasure, and a fitting conclusion to the Salander/Blomkvist saga. Another intelligently written roller coaster ride with an unending cast of characters, but none as electrifying as Lisbeth Salander. The trilogy begs rereading and is definitely a keeper. The author's untimely death is a tragedy. Sadly, there will be no more books from this unbelievably talented writer. Very, very highly recommend.
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reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, Bk 3) on
I liked all 3 books but I especially like the third book. Lots of twists in the story and in the end justice was served.
reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, Bk 3) on + 26 more book reviews
Just finished this, the 3rd in the trilogy and was so downcast that I reached the end. Wanted more. These 3 books were great reading, they are lengthy so they lasted which is always a good thing when the information is peppered with action to keep it from getting boring. The drawbacks, the long street names and city names, since it takes place in Sweden but if you can ignore that you will not be disappointed. I can't wait to go out and rent the movie to see how close they kept to the story and if they just kept to the one book (Dragon Tattoo) or if they combined the story lines of all 3 in the movie. Also there is the original swedish version and the american remake, I may rent both since reviews of the movie seem to favor the original. Just hope its not with subtitles but I'll watch anyway. As soon as I listed this book it was snapped up.I am so sad that the author died shortly after turning in these manuscripts. I would have looked forward to anything else he wrote.
reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, Bk 3) on + 3 more book reviews
Excellent ending to a wonderful ride.
c-squared avatar reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, Bk 3) on + 181 more book reviews
Three nights. That's how long it took me to read this book because I couldn't put it down.

In one ass-kicking finale, Lisbeth Salander triumphs over all her enemies. I guess that's a bit of a spoiler, but if you've read the first two books, you know that's bound to happen.
reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, Bk 3) on + 10 more book reviews
I thought the book was great. I didn't want to put it down. But, I have read other books that had negative reviews and I enjoyed them. So, this is just one opinion from one person that reads books about many topics. No need for me to summarize the book in this review. You will get that when read the book summary.
reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, Bk 3) on + 6 more book reviews
I found this book hard to get into unlike the previous two stories in this series. It was a good wrap up to the story though.
leogrrrlll avatar reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, Bk 3) on + 6 more book reviews
The trilogy is brilliant. I'm in awe of Stieg Larrson's writing, how he weaved the story and characters so artfully. I was always intrigued, invested in the characters and wanting more. His death is such a loss to the literary world. Lisbeth Salander is my new favorite fictional heroine.
Sue-in-AZ avatar reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, Bk 3) on + 108 more book reviews
Thrilling conclusion to the Millennium trilogy!

This is a series that really needs to be read in order - the books build on each other and this is not a stand-alone book.

The book opens immediately following the 2nd book. Salinger is airlifted to the hospital - shot in the head. The police continue to chase their tails. Factions within the secret police plot an eloborate cover-up.

Finally all the threads from all three novels are brought together in a very satifying ending.


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