Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Finally, the saga of Lisbeth Salander comes to its rightful end with this book, though with a question as to what might have followed after this novel had Stieg Larsson lived to write more.

The action picks up exactly from where it had been left off in "The Girl Who Played with Fire" where an injured Lisbeth Salander is rushed to the hospital for the bullet-wounds she received during the confrontation with her father and her half-brother.

The tech-savvy, bisexual had always been in hot water, and this time she has been charged with aggravated assault and attempt to murder on her father. The story revolves around Lisbeth Salander as she recovers from her life-threatening injuries at Sahlgrenska hospital in Göteborg, while, the male protagonist, Mikeal Blomkvist in Stockholm has forged a potent team to save her by any means.

Some might argue that the novel was a bit too predictable in some places, and they may be right but the circumstances that followed after the second novel, it was hardly a matter of second guess. In fact, with all the predictability, the author had still made the story absorbing and intriguing as events unfold. Some of the most captivating parts were the court-room proceedings, along with sneaky surveillance and spying game on the spies themselves. And that isn't it, there is still much more to keep you glued to it.

Stieg Larsson had left the manuscripts of these three books which is now officially called the Millennium Trilogy, but it was to his credit that he brought out a flawless, riveting, and equally astonishing piece of story of what a girl has gone through in her life and how the system had, which was supposed to protect her, made every possible attempt against her life and her rights.

The Millennium Trilogy is a must read and a little piece of advice, read them in their order as they were written.

Also read the reviews of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl who Played with Fire.

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