Sep 28, 10
Read from September 19 to 27, 2010
As with the other books in the series, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest gets off to a slow start. This time there is no big discussion of libel or math, the story just starts in the calm before the ultimate storm. Once the action gets going, however, it was hard to put this one down. Here we enter the world of government conspiracy theories, murder and revenge. The one thing that struck me in this novel (more so than any of the others) is that Stieg Larsson really thinks/thought he is/was Mikael Blomkvist and Mikael Blomkvist is a ladies' man... at times he is such a ladies' man (in the novel) that it's almost (okay, entirely) laughable. Overall, I greatly enjoyed the series and was quite happy with how it ended: the loose ends were tied up for the most part and I was generally satisfied.