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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Larsson, Stieg (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
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If and when Lisbeth Salander recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge--against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.
Authors: Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004
Title: The girl who kicked the hornet's nest
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2010]
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 563 p. ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Sequel to: The girl who played with fire
English translation originally published: London : MacLehose Press/Quercus, 2009
Originally published in Sweden as Luftslottet som sprängdes by Norstedts, Stockholm, in 2007
Summary: If and when Lisbeth Salander recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge--against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.
Additional Contributors: Keeland, Reg 1943-
ISBN: 030726999X
9780307269997
Branch Call Number: FIC LARSSON 2010
Statement of Responsibility: Stieg Larsson ; translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland
Subject Headings: Revenge Fiction Political corruption Sweden Fiction
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Topical Term: Revenge
Political corruption
LCCN: 2010006361
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Mar 27, 2013
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved the book, loved the movie (the Swedish version, that is)!

[Of course, Stieg wrote fantasy in that in the final analysis, the Swedish national police (SAPO) were overall uncorrupted, while we know, especially from recent events, that such is most definitely not the case in real life!]

Mar 26, 2013
  • oldman74 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book ties up all the loose ends, and although it spends most of the time setting up for the grand finale, there are still several redeeming sequences throughout that make it a good read. Definitely worth the read.

Aug 04, 2012
  • ilikeitrainy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My least favorite of the three, but still a very good read.

Jun 27, 2012
  • cfried rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was really great. It was such a good conclusion to the series! Not as suspenseful as the other two, but if you read all three together than this is a nice cool down from the other two.

Jun 10, 2011
  • jeannep rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book was strangely flat compared to the first two.

Lisbeth Salander spends most of the book off-stage, and this book spends most of the time discussing bureaucratic politics rather than discovering 'whodunit'.

Apr 07, 2011
  • foximazzi rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great way to finish the Millenium trilogy, but I wish there were more!

Feb 06, 2011
  • LR_Seattle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I think I liked this one the best of the three - ties it all together, although Lisbeth becomes a little too likeable during her recovery...

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