Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Review : The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Title: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (Millennium #3 Trilogy)
Author: Stieg Larsson
Pages: 576
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1906694176
The exhilarating conclusion to bestseller Larsson's Millennium trilogy (after The Girl Who Played with Fire) finds Lisbeth Salander, the brilliant computer hacker who was shot in the head in the final pages of Fire, alive, though still the prime suspect in three murders in Stockholm. While she convalesces under armed guard, journalist Mikael Blomkvist works to unravel the decades-old cover up surrounding the man who shot Salander: her father, Alexander Zalachenko, a Soviet intelligence defector and longtime secret asset to Säpo, Sweden's security police. Estranged throughout Fire, Blomkvist and Salander communicate primarily online, but their lack of physical interaction in no way diminishes the intensity of their unconventional relationship. Though Larsson (1954–2004) tends toward narrative excess, his was an undeniably powerful voice in crime fiction that will be sorely missed. 500,000 first printing. (May)

Review:

I just finished reading the last installment to the Millennium series and it was insanely good! It meet my expectation that Larsson will end with a big WOW and until the last page, Larsson created a remarkable series that ought to be in everybody bookshelf.

The series was a remarkably easy read though it's a thick book. The characters were well thought of and you wouldn't be left guessing because Larsson details every person and is written in an incredible story that is believable. Do you ever read a book and stopped midway because of the somewhat unrealistic or too common plot? Well this series is different. With all three books, I though I know how the story will unravel, what the climax is and how the next book might be written out. BUT I was wrong in all accounts.

So to sum it up, if you have this on your shelf - READ IT.
If you don't know what to give a friend who loves mystery and suspense - BUY THIS.
If you haven't heard of this book - RESEARCH AND BUY THIS.
If you don't like mystery and suspense novel - TRY THIS FIRST.


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