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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium #3)

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Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, s ...more
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Isabel For me the third book was the worst. It has too many unnecessary details, that bored me to death. It had good bits too, but it doesn't make up for the…moreFor me the third book was the worst. It has too many unnecessary details, that bored me to death. It had good bits too, but it doesn't make up for the unbearable pages throughout the whole book. The story may be good(ish)..but I can't stand the writer style.

The second is slightly better, but same problem, too much information that doesn't lead to anything. eg, the boxing combat with Paolo was endless..

In the first part , although the style is similar , the story is a lot more interesting, so it's easier to ignore the tiring parts....

And if you found the second book too long, this third one is the never ending story. :)(less)
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j
These books really shouldn't work. Stieg Larsson is a very weird writer. He likes to tell us absolutely everything someone is doing. If Stieg wrote the story of my morning, it would go like this:

"Joel woke up around 7:45 a.m. and looked at the clock. He decided he didn't need to get up yet and hit the snooze button. When the alarm sounded again, he dragged himself out of bed and used the toilet. He brushed his teeth and then dressed in a blue striped shirt, black tie and flat front dress slacks
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Grace Tjan
What I learned from this book (in no particular order):

1. You can use duct tapes to close up serious wounds; they keep the blood in and the germs out.

2. You can be shot in the head and STILL have photographic memory, though annoyingly, you will forget the solution to that pesky Fermat's Theorem that you have just discovered.

3. Congenital analgesia is a useful condition to have for mafia henchmen and Bond villains.

4. Muscular, one meter eighty-four tall Latina policewomen who can out-wrestle a ma
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Shayantani Das
Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dearest Steig Larsson,

I absolutely hate you! But,I think I love you too. While every author has some characteristic quality, yours seem to be to make readers pissed at you. Ever since I picked up the 1st book of this Millennium saga, I have regretted my decision countless times. You have forced me to bang my head on the wall, pull my hair, throw your books at the end of the room, and then pick it up again and read it like a mad woman, totally forgetting the outside world. You have left me with s
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Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
Another short review due to glitches on GR!

Lisbeth is recovering in the hospital but she has to go to court because she is being charged with the murder of her rapist. Who cares if she did in my opinion.



Mikael and the gang are also trying to get things pinned on Lisbeth's evil father and such as well.

Lisbeth goes to trial to prove she's innocent in this matter. She's just too cool.







Fin
Lyn
Jun 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After finishing The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, the last of the Millennium Trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson, I have a great desire to order a tray of sandwiches and coffee, fire up my 13 inch MacBook Pro, and order some Ikea furniture online.

Larsson’s crisp, journalistic, almost report-like prose is endearing rather than tedious and just as after finishing the first two, I greatly lament his passing for the selfish reason of not being able to look forward to more of his work.

This summe
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Kemper
Lisbeth Salander, we hardly knew ye.

It seems like a particularly cruel joke that Steig Larsson died shortly after getting a deal to publish his Millennium Trilogy. Would he have continued on with these tales of Salander and journalist Mikeal Blomkvist if he would have lived? Unless the rumors are true about Larsson’s long-time girlfriend having a laptop with a fourth book saved on it stuck in a safety deposit box somewhere as she fights with his family over the cash cow this series has become, w
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Georg
Oct 30, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english, crime
It seems to be unfair to rate the two first Millenium-novels by five stars and then give only three stars for the last one. On the other hand it is not fair to write two brilliant books and then publish a 600 pages long epilogue without much of a new story, either.

600 pages look like a long story, but if you skip the 300 cups of coffees Micke and his friends make, stir and drink, if you skip the complete index of the Stockholm city-map and if you skip the subplot of Erika and her stalker (which
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Jeffrey Keeten
”Salander was afraid of no-one and nothing. She realized that she lacked the necessary imagination--and that was evidence enough that there was something wrong with her brain.”

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Noomi Rapace plays Lisbeth Salander in the excellent Swedish trilogy. She takes the bad girl goth look farther than even Joan Jett.

Even if Lisbeth Salander had been raised in a “normal” environment of a white picket fence, with a swing in the backyard, a dad flipping burgers in a haze of barbecue smoke, and a smiling, sun
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Ellen
Jun 13, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
Edited to include link to Nora Ephron's very funny piece ("The Girl Who Fixed the Umlaut") from The New Yorker:
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2010/0...

 D E P R E S S I O N… 


You’re probably depressed when, in the space of 3 or 4 weeks, you leave the house only when absolutely necessary, and read about 30 books – 90% of which are crap, including 15 books by Harlan Coben, a grade Z mystery writer. Even worse, you read Coben’s entire Myron Bolitar series, which is the equivalent of reading the same
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Will Byrnes
Jun 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third (completed) novel of what Stieg had hoped would be a ten-volume opus. At the end of the last book, Lisbeth Salander had been shot by her evil and well-toasted natural father, a former Soviet spy who had been granted immunity in Sweden in return for handing over information. We pick up the story here as she arrives at an ER with several wounds, including a bullet wound to the head, with the bullets still inside.

Don’t even try reading this if you have not read volumes 1 and 2. T
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David
Dec 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the Millennium trilogy. I hate that I've now read every novel written by Steig Larsson.
James
Book Review
4+ of 5 stars to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, the third book in the trilogy written by Stieg Larsson shortly before he died. The series has been picked up by another author who's published book 4 and set to release number 5 later this year. This is my second favorite of the series, as nothing can compare to the first one, as it focused on family history and genealogy. Lisbeth is so tragic. And you want her to get revenge. And what happens to her over the course of a life
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Kai
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“If love is liking someone an awful lot, then I suppose I'm in love with several people.”

This book is utterly outstanding. The whole trilogy is. Just totally, absolutely wrecking and mindblowing.

It's two years ago that I read The Girl Who Played with Fire, probably four since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I wanted to read book 3 right after book 2, but I went abroad for a year and didn't find the time to read it. When I returned I shied away from the sheer size of this book: 850 pages. Whenev
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Thom Dunn

Mr. Larsson, wherever you are, thank you for your magnificent story telling which, like your life, ended too abruptly and much too soon.
Ninoska Goris
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lisbeth no está muerta, pero esta gravemente herida con una bala en el cerebro. Esta interna en el mismo centro que otro paciente muy peligroso que la persigue, Zalachenko.

Desde la cama y pese a su estado, usa sus habilidades informáticas para ayudar a Mikael en la investigación.

Mikael sabe que no puede dejar la libertad y como se encuentra Lisbeth en manos del Estado, ya que sobre ella pesan graves acusaciones.

Pero aun falta una persona mas detras de Lisbeth...
Sarah
May 31, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, whodunnit, kindle
Sarah Null woke up at 8:00. She showered, dressed, and went into the kitchen. She made some coffee and sandwiches, then she went into the living room and sat in the armchair. She opened up her Sony Vaio laptop and checked her email. There were several emails from Meghan Fang and a few from the girls in her book club. The rest were mainly junk: email coupons and the like. It wasn't until after reading her email that she logged into Goodreads.com. She took a sip of her coffee and began to write he ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
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در رمان دختری که با تبهکارها درافتاد، دستگاه امنیتی سوئد و جریانی فاسد در آن مطرح است. دو شخصیت درگیر ماجرای پیچیده سازمانها و شرکتهایی
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Councillor
Goodbye, Stieg Larsson. I have only gotten to know your books more than eleven years after your untimely death, but they will continue to have a thought-provoking impact on me and my reading experiences.

The "Millennium" series is one of the most famous Scandinavian thriller books, but only attained its status after the author's early death. While dealing with the disentanglement of a complex mystery, it can also be described as three novels full of social criticism, full of character studies and
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Laura
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, sagas
Sin duda alguna, una de las mejores trilogías que he leído.
No sé si me ha gustado más esta parte o la anterior.

La parte del juicio me ha dejado con la boca abierta, y el final ha sido perfecto.

Me da mucha pena que el autor falleciese tan pronto, me habría gustado poder disfrutar de más libros suyos.
Anna
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Τρίτο και τελευταίο βιβλίο που έγραψε ο αδικοχαμένος Στιγκ Λάρσον πριν από 10 και βάλε χρόνια (πότε πέρασαν καλέ, πφφφ γερνάμε!), το οποίο συνεχίζεται από εκεί ακριβώς που τελείωσε το δεύτερο μέρος. Παρόλο που το πρώτο βιβλίο είναι αυτόνομο, όπου εισαγόμαστε στο Millennium και τους βασικούς ήρωες, τα επόμενα δύο είναι αλληλένδετα. Ευτυχώς, η ιστορία κλείνει, γιατί ο συγγραφέας πέθανε ξαφνικά από ανακοπή χωρίς να έχει επίσημα παραδώσει κάποια συνέχεια.
Για όσους δεν γνωρίζουν τα παρελκόμενα της σ
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Sparrow
I find this entire series very unenjoyable, but I appreciated what I felt were academic analyses of consent and power in the first two books. Because this third installment failed to present any academic point, there was really nothing for me here. The attempt was clearly to say something about how, traditionally, women have actually fought in wars, not stayed on the sidelines fainting and tending to wounds like, I don't know, some people expect, but really the story was more about how cool wome ...more
Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
4.5 stars, 5 stars for the trilogy as a whole

And once again, as soon as I've finished a series I want to go back and reread it to see what I missed. Probably won't happen for a good number of years at this point, but I'm so glad I had the option of the audiobook for all of these. Larsson's writing definitely took some getting used to. All three of these books fit together to form one brilliant story and I can really appreciate his commitment to it, to all of the different characters, to the inev
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The Writer
Dec 01, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the Millenium trilogy, and - thankfully - the last, because my hands were starting to feel a bit shaky after supporting these five centimeter thick book whenever I went around in a quest to find the most comfortable spot in the apartment without being bugged by my too enthusiastic budgies.

Sadly, I couldn't say the same praise toward this one as I did to the previous two books. To begin with, I'd say this book is a must read, well if you want to know the ending of the wh
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K
Apr 06, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: die-hard Milennium series fans -- just read the last 150 pages or so
I really enjoyed “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” which not only succeeded as an exciting thriller but contained elements of interesting characterization and relationship intrigue. Unfortunately, the Millennium series does not appear to be one which improves upon further acquaintance. “The Girl who Played with Fire” was an adequate thriller but not great, and “The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” was just plain disappointing, not to mention way too long. 743 pages?!? I wanted to put it down ...more
Mel
Nov 19, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I also reviewed this book on my blog if you'd be so kind as to check it out! https://thatgirlbookworm.wordpress.co...

You can also buy a copy of this book here!

3 or 3.5. I still am undecided. My heart tells me 3.5 but my mind tells me 3 stars.

So before I start my review I want to say that this trilogy is amazing! It's a 5 star trilogy and well worth reading. My rating for this book and my following review do not in any way denounce this trilogy, I will recommend it until I die and it is definitel
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Charlotte
Oct 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This is the first time I've been glad to be sick (for a WEEK now) because otherwise I may have really had to play hooky from work to read this book. I've been waiting for it for what seems like forever (but is not actually that bad, George R.R. Martin) and it was worth the wait. The great translations make this mystery series even better reads. It's like normal English but not quite, in the best possible way, and that's what I look for in a translation. What we used to call in India "same same b ...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Apr 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Shannon (Giraffe Days) by: Maria Elmvang
Contains spoilers for the end of book 2

I have to thank my friend Maria (of Bogormen) again for sending me the UK edition of the third book, which arrived on about the same day as it was released in hefty and expensive hardcover here - I love the book-blogging community; we're all so keen for each other to read our favourite books we'll happily supply the drugs books for each others' habit! This edition doesn't match the elongated mass market paperbacks of the previous two that I have, but that's
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Brandon
Nov 17, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2011
Dear Mr. Larsson,

What happened, buddy?

You and I were on such great terms! I loved the first two parts of Millennium series, especially the second installment.. and although some people found it annoying, your style of writing about every single thing everyone did in the run of a day was enjoyable.

Brandon woke up, turned off the alarm clock. He stepped out of bed and walked to the kitchen. He took out a loaf of bread and put two slices in the toaster. He waited until the bread was browned nicel
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Claude Bertout
Aug 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
J'ai regardé rapidement les différentes critiques de Millénium postées sur le site ; on y trouve tout et son contraire sur cette saga de deux mille pages. Alors, disons-le clairement : cette trilogie est incontestablement un chef-d’œuvre romanesque. L’histoire nous emmène dans les vies très compliquées d'une fille apparemment autiste et d'un reporter séduisant, brillant et buté qui se trouvent confrontés de manière parfois violente à un certain nombre d’hommes qui n'aiment pas les femmes. Si vou ...more
Amanda
Aug 03, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kick-ass, blog
I knew the end was coming. I knew it couldn't last forever. I had braced myself for it (or so I thought), and now that it's here I don't know what to say. That's probably a good thing because there's not a lot you can say about The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest without giving away spoilers or saying something new.

The book opens with Lisbeth Salander in the hospital and recovering from the gunshot wounds she received in The Girl Who Played with Fire. Under perpetual guard and severely injure
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Stieg Larsson (born as Karl Stig-Erland Larsson) was a Swedish journalist and writer who passed away in 2004.

As a journalist and editor of the magazine Expo , Larsson was active in documenting and exposing Swedish extreme right and racist organisations. When he died at the age of 50, Larsson left three unpublished thrillers and unfinished manuscripts for more. The first three books ( The Girl Wit
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Millennium (5 books)
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  • The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
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