Book Review – The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's NestGirl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Let me start off by saying that the title of this book is the most appropriate title Larsson could have come up with.

The story of Lisbeth Salander concludes in this volume picking up right where the previous book finished. It is able to keep the pace from the previous volume, avoiding the initial reading slow down that I experienced with both books. Granted, it does start to slow as it gets into the history behind the Zalachenko conspiracy.

Lisbeth, just as with all the other books, is not the helpless waif that she appears. Even finding herself in captivity and hospitalized, she is able to control the situation. And whatever details she is not able to uncover, there is always Blomkvist, who uses Millennium to wage his personal crusade to not only vindicate Salander, but blow the lid off the Section.

Granted, this story is not perfect. It seems odd that a group that could conceal the identity of a Russian spy for forty some odd years, at the expense of his own daughter’s freedom, would resort to some of the clumsy attempts to silence Blomkvist towards the end of the book. Also, the Berger sub plot seems wedged in, and at times a bit unneeded.

In spite of this, the story is the captivating. The trial of Salander that climaxes the book is enough to highly recommend it to anyone.

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About chyrondave

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Posted on August 3, 2012, in Books, Media, Personal, Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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