Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest

Salander is plotting her revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must not only prove her innocence, but identify and denounce the corrupt politicians that have allowed the vulnerable to become victims of abuse and violence. Once a victim herself, Salander is now ready to fight back.

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'With the spiky and sassy Lisbeth Salander - punkish wild child, traumatised survivor of the 'care' system, sexual adventurer and computer hacker of genius - Larsson created the most original heroine to emerge in crime fiction for many years' Independent. 'To be read in great hungry chunks' Louise France, Observer.
Author:
Larsson Stieg
Format:
Paperback

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Salander is plotting her revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must not only prove her innocence, but identify and denounce the corrupt politicians that have allowed the vulnerable to become victims of abuse and violence. Once a victim herself, Salander is now ready to fight back.

Review:

'With the spiky and sassy Lisbeth Salander - punkish wild child, traumatised survivor of the 'care' system, sexual adventurer and computer hacker of genius - Larsson created the most original heroine to emerge in crime fiction for many years' Independent. 'To be read in great hungry chunks' Louise France, Observer.

Product details

Author:
Larsson, Stieg
Publisher:
Quercus UK
ISBN:
9781849162746
Translated from:
Swedish
Series Title:
Millennium Trilogy
Audience:
General
Pages:
656
Width (mm):
150
Length (mm):
240
Additional Info:
Stieg Larsson was editor-in-chief of the anti-racist magazine Expo and a leading expert on right-wing extremist organisations. He died of a massive heart attack in 2004, soon after delivering the text of the novels that make up the Millennium Trilogy. Since then, these books have taken the bestseller charts by storm throughout the world.
Awards:
Shortlisted for CWA International Dagger 2010. Shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: International Author of the Year 2010.
Weight (g):
63

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Longwinded, but ties up a few loose ends

Lisbeth is in hospital with a brain injury, while Blomvist executes a plan to help her with the cases pending against her. The book goes into even more background detail than the previous 2 novels, adding bulk that might not have been necessary (one gets the feeling that certain characters were created as a device to conveniently move the story along). Having said that, it’s still an engaging story and keeps you going to the end. As with the first book there is another story within a story. I’m sure Larsson intended the series to be more than a trilogy, as this book sets up a few new questions. Very satisfying (Swedish) court scenes to vindicate Lisbeth, although the procedures are not what one expects from watching American TV series.

Gripping

Such a gripping series. If you haven't read the first books get them today!

A good read

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS' NEST begins directly after the dramatic finale of THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE. It takes place in hospital where Lisbeth lies critically injured, where Zalachenko, her father, is also severely wounded, and where the police, security personnel and other vultures are circling round the pair. Anyone who has not read the previous two books will probably find this a long introduction. The book bursts into real life after this long prologue. When a crucial report is stolen from Zalachencko's apartment, he uses this circumstance to find out more than the perpetrators had bargained for, and to strike back at them, in a clever game of double bluff.

 

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