The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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As The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest opens, Lisbeth Salander--the heart and soul of Larsson's two previous novels--is under close supervision in the intensive care unit of a provincial Swedish city hospital. And she's fighting for her life in more ways than one: when she's well enough, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for a triple murder. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will have to prove her innocence, and identify and denounce the corrupt politicians who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to become victims of abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot her revenge--against the man who tried to kill her, and the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now, Lisbeth Salander is ready to fight back.

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Group (Canada), 2010, c2009.
ISBN: 9780670069033
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Branch Call Number: FIC Larss 9254ag 1
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Characteristics: 563 p.
Additional Contributors: Keeland, Reg 1943-

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ehbooklover Sep 16, 2010

Good, but not as good as the first 2 books in this series. Way too many characters to keep track of. Took me awhile to feel invested in the outcome, but once I got to the halfway point I couldn't put it down. Recommended, but only if you have read the first two books.


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kmobuckeye
Feb 19, 2019

Review Ugh, finally finished this book after a month. It was pretty boring until the last 100 or so pages. Not a huge fan of book #3.

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humbleworm
Oct 11, 2018

Violent but well-written. The subsequent books by David Lagercrantz don't quite measure up, unfortunately, because of overstatement. I liked the original Swedish film trilogy better than the English remake of the first book.

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jeff1885
Sep 04, 2018

The third installment of the story of the dragon tattoo is just as good as the first. The simple fact that it is just part of a longer single story makes up for the down turn that happens at the beginning of the second and third book. Looking forward to Spider's web.

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tmadden_0
Aug 29, 2018

Chp 12

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skiylourex
Oct 23, 2017

I agree with Carlos 74

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Carlos_74
Oct 13, 2017

Part of a trilogy - all three books must be read to enjoy the complete story.
A page turner - thoroughly enjoyable.

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JodiB66
Apr 20, 2015

Book #3

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ebbalytle
Feb 04, 2015

I didn't finish reading this series because it became concentrated on the violence that some women suffer at the hands of some men. The first book was okay... the violence was more background information... but the second book concentrated on that aspect of life. I didn't open this third book at all. Perhaps someday I will come back to the series and read the rest of it, but for now I must set it aside.

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc
Dec 17, 2014

The third in the Millennium series maintains the intrigue and suspense of the previous entries, but with added subplots of conspiracies and cover-ups within Sweden's national security establishment. The intricacies of the conspiracy bog down the pacing somewhat, but this is still a worthy conclusion to an excellent trilogy.

I_sing_the_Body_Electric Aug 30, 2014

It was probably the best conclusion of a trilogy I have ever read. In my opinion, it was a much better book than the sequel. Even though there were some dull moments, I really liked how all the events and characters in the book were all connected to each other at the end. It was an addicting read, like the other previous books, and I'm happy with how the Millennium Trilogy ended.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012

"In the concluding volume of Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy, Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition in a Swedish hospital, a bullet in her head. But she's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll stand trial for three murders. With the help of Mikael

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