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Title:   The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Author:   Stieg Larsson
Times Read:   1
Last Read:   08.02.11

Other Books Read By This Author (2)
- The Girl who Played with Fire
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Notes History
Date Read Note
08.02.11 Final book in the trilogy. It's interesting how the genre of these books changes on a whim. For a while it's mystery, then it'll take a little break to give extensive backstory and before you know it, it's full on political intrigue, then you find yourself in a courtroom and Larsson is delivering a top-tier cross-examination. He really goes wherever he needs to go in order to tell this complicated multi-faceted story. I think my enjoyment of the books have grown from one to the next. I'm not sure if this is my favorite since it feels so much like the second half of the second book, but the last two are definitely superior to the first. That climactic courtroom scene in particular had me glued to the pages. I do wish he would've spent a little more time telling us the outcome of everyone much like he followed Wennerstrom's actions at the end of the first book. I'm not sure if a fourth book was planned or not... i guess a lack of ultimate finality is explainable if it was... but you know, at least it ended the story unlike the second book. All in all, I'm glad I read these as they have definitely grown on me. Larsson's reluctance to omit details kind of grows on you after a while because you get used to such a complete mental picture. I wonder how I'll feel about the next novel that I read which invariably neglects to tell me exactly which couch the characters are sitting on.



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