The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2010 - Fiction - 563 pages
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The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson’s internationally best-selling trilogy

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, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge—against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back.

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The plot is interesting, and the pace is great. - LibraryThing
The ending was a bit abrupt and absurd though. - LibraryThing
Good suspense and storytelling. - LibraryThing
... it certainly was a compulsive page turner. - LibraryThing
Against my better judgment, I enjoyed the first one. - LibraryThing
A second major plot point based on a coincidence. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - drhapgood - LibraryThing

Even more slowly paced in spots than the first book, but in some ways I like this book even more than the first. The only thing more slow moving than the plots in these books is Lisbeth's developing ... Read full review

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User Review  - SpiritedTruthSeeker - LibraryThing

excellent read! even better than the first! can't wait to read the third! Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Stieg Larsson, who lived in Sweden, was the editor in chief of the magazine Expo and a leading expert on antidemocratic, right-wing extremist and Nazi organizations. He died in 2004, shortly after delivering the manuscripts for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

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