Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson


 Synopsis :

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.

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest started off very excitingly as it continues immediately from where The Girl Who Played With Fire left off.  I actually did not own a copy of this title so when I saw it at the local library, I just borrowed it as I just want to complete this trilogy.

I can say that I very much preferred this final book compared to the earlier two starting with first title,  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.  I just felt that everything came together and Lisbeth seems to be more mellow and matured compared to her much earlier self.

I am also glad to see the people who care for her coming together to her aid in her times of needs and the unique situation is that Mikael and Lisbeth did not meet face to face throughout the book and only did so at the end of it.

All in all, it is a great ending to a trilogy by Steig Larsson.  While I am aware that there is a new title in the market to continue with Lisbeth and Steig's story, The Girl in The Spider's Web is written by another author, David Lagercrantz, alittle-known Swedish writer entrusted with the task of picking up The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise from its deceased author.  

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