Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest... the final book in the Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson.  I read this book in May.  We first met Lisbeth Salander in the first book The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  She was quite the enigma...a youngish girl who had an old soul.  Reading through the Trilogy, we discover more about the injustices done to her through her life thus far and come to understand why she doesn't trust people easily. I marvelled at the fact that she possessed more than just survival skills...She conquered her challenges.

In the first book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Salander teams up with Michael Blomkvist, a magazine publisher, to solve the case of the disappearance of a prominent family's niece.  We also learn that Salander is a talented computer hacker and can be quite resourceful in getting what she wants.  In the second book, The Girl Who Played with Fire, Blomkvist is working on a story to expose high level officials who are involved in a sex trafficking ring.  When the reporter who had unearthed the evidence for the story and his partner are found dead, Salander becomes the murder suspect.  The next day, her guardian is also found dead by the same gun.  Salander goes into hiding, while she tries to find a way to clear her name.  Her journey brings her face to face with her father and lands her in the hospital.  In Hornet's Nest, the story continues, with Salander having to trust in Blomkvist to help save her life and her name.

All three books were really good.  I devoured each one of them as quickly as social acceptance allowed.

MK out.

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