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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

62 Ratings: 3.6
A book by Stieg Larsson.

As the finale to Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy,The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nestis not content to merely match the adrenaline-charged pace that made international bestsellers out ofThe Girl with the Dragon TattooandThe Girl Who Played … see full wiki

Author: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (9780307269997)
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Knopf
22 reviews about The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
review by . April 13, 2012
Translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland      Kicking a hornet's nest is not a recommended approach to dealing with life's problems, but Lisbeth Salandar is no ordinary girl with no ordinary problems, and her only chance to survive is to stick her head right into the middle of the nest this time.        If you read Fire, you know she was barely surviving a murder attempt by her erstwhile father.   This time around she has to survive …
review by . August 02, 2010
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Having greatly enjoyed the first two thirds of this series, I was eagerly looking forward to the last, particularly because the ending of The Girl Who Played with Fire was such a cliff hanger. Hornet's Nest opens where Fire left off, at the crime scene where Blomvist finds Salander in such trouble. Those troubles persist, big time, throughout this final installment, and it is up to Blomvist to unravel a conspiracy of mind-boggling proportions.      Regrettably, the plot …
review by . June 08, 2010
When we last saw Lisbeth Salander, she was shot in the head and rescued from sure death by Mikael Blomkvist.  As this book opens, Salander is saved through emergency surgery to convalesce under armed guard while the authorities decide what to do with her.  To top it off, her estranged father, Zalechanko, has somehow survived too and is in the very hospital Salander is in only a few doors away.      The inner circle within the Swedish security police (Sapo) realize that …
review by . October 16, 2010
To finish up Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, I recently read The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. I liked The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo immensely, but The Girl Who Played With Fire was a bit of a letdown. It didn't have the same pace and intricacies, and the ending was a bit too far-fetched for me. Hornet's Nest picks up right where Fire leaves off, with Lizbeth in the hospital and the doctors trying to save her life after the gunshot wound to the head. Even though it's …
review by . August 22, 2010
41/2 Stars.      The spellbinding conclusion to Steig Larsson's "Millinnium" trilogy picks up after the action in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Lisbeth Salander is taken to the hospital after being shot three times. She's in critical condition with the bullet that entered her brain.      Her friend, journalist, Mikael Blomkvist found her and notified the authorities. He also told the police that he had tied killer Ronald Niedermann …
review by . November 08, 2010
This book is the final chapter in Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" trilogy. It is the culmination of the many interconnected incidents and affairs that have been explored by a duo of very unlikely protagonists - Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist and cofounder of the monthly magazine Millennium, and a brilliant yet very troubled young woman named Lisbeth Salander. "The Girl Who Kicked Hornets Nest" is a true sequel to the previous book in the series, "The Girl Who Played with …
Quick Tip by . March 07, 2011
Great full circle book. Stieg Larsson is a great writer know makes his characters come to life.
review by . July 25, 2010
All three books are excellent, but this is the best of all!
This is the third and final volume of the Larsson trilogy, which began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, because the author died in 2004. The first volume was excellent, the second was better, and the third was best of all. The books stand head and shoulders above all other crime thrillers during the past decade or more. They are extremely well-written, expertly translated, have unforgettable characters, great uninterrupted drama and suspense, and in Lisbeth Salander one of the most unique …
review by . June 17, 2010
   The setting of The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is quite claustrophobic, taking place in offices, jails, hospital rooms.  This device takes the reader more into the intricacies of Swedish organizations, as well as the minds and emotions of the characters than the first two books of the trilogy.. The first half of the book drags as Salander is recovering in the hospital and the reader is taken through the intricacies of 'The Section', a secret group within Sapo …
review by . October 30, 2010
This book is the final chapter in Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" trilogy. It is the culmination of the many interconnected incidents and affairs that have been explored by a duo of very unlikely protagonists - Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist and cofounder of the monthly magazine Millennium, and a brilliant yet very troubled young woman named Lisbeth Salander. "The Girl Who Kicked Hornets Nest" is a true sequel to the previous book in the series, "The Girl Who Played with Fire" as the action and the …
review by . June 03, 2010
Sadly, first-time Swedish author Larsson did not live to see the worldwide success of his thriller trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and now The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Happily for us, he had completed all three books before his untimely death at age 50 and we now discover how Lisbeth Salander (The Girl...) survives the horrific injuries she got at the violent conclusion of Book II.    Waking in the hospital she is startled to …
review by . September 24, 2010
Potential readers be warned, THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST is most definitely NOT a stand-alone novel. To wander too deeply into any review of this novel is to risk learning some tidbits that will spoil the effect of the fabulous surprises in store for the readers that start at the beginning.      What an exhilarating end to a monumental cracker-jack edge-of-the-seat trilogy. Lisbeth Salander recovers in the hospital from her devastating head wound and awaits trial …
review by . August 17, 2010
One of the biggest mysteries in Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" trilogy (perhaps the only one which won't be revealed by the end of this doorstopper of a concluding part) is just what it is about the series that made it such a runaway success in the first place.     There is, of course, the "unpublished manuscript of dead author" angle - call it the John Kennedy Toole factor - which guarantees no following swarm of copycats. All the same, the first 200 pages of the opening novel, …
review by . August 16, 2010
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If you have been waitng for the last book in this trilogy, imagine the readers of "The Lord of The Rings" as they held their breath for the last book.      This is a suspense filled, dramatic conclusion to the trilogy.  Once the reader picks it up, it will be hard to put down.      (More to come)
review by . August 02, 2010
Having greatly enjoyed the first two thirds of this series, I was eagerly looking forward to the last, particularly because the ending of The Girl Who Played with Fire was such a cliff hanger. Hornet's Nest opens where Fire left off, at the crime scene where Blomvist finds Salander in such trouble. Those troubles persist, big time, throughout this final installment, and it is up to Blomvist to unravel a conspiracy of mind-boggling proportions.    Regrettably, the plot thickens, …
Quick Tip by . July 08, 2010
The story continues! Could not wait to finish. Very sad the Lisbeth Salander saga is over. Loved it.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Read it for a book club, and thought it was the best out of the three. Full of action--would make a great movie!
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
This book goes by fast.. Lot's of fun to read in one go!
Quick Tip by . June 11, 2010
good book very gripping
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
Be sure you have time to really read, because you'll want to read this whole book in one setting!
review by . May 24, 2010
Our child-like protagonist returns, as does Blomkvist and company.....the last in the trilogy moves between Salander, Berger and Blomkvist as they attempt to bring down the corrupt entities operating withing Sweden's secret police. But the story, in excess of 400 pages, drags on entirely too slowly and loses itself in too much "secret police" detail. And although the Salander and Blomkvist portions keep the reader interested, there is too much "filler" in between...making for a tale that move's …
review by . May 06, 2010
Anyone familiar with the tattooed and pieced renegade, Lisbeth Salander of Stiev Larsson's Millennium Trilogy and now a Swedish-speaking film directed by Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, cannot help but crave more adventures of which she, hacker extraordinaire and victim of a clandestine faction of the Swedish secret police is featured.    As sullen and filled with pent-up rage as Larsson depicts her, Salander scintillated readers (and viewers) with her sense …
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