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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
Read date: August 2018

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a worthy successor to the first two in the Millennium trilogy, and a gripping conclusion to the various storylines. It took me about 50 pages to get back into the plot and remember what had happened to the main characters, but the author does a good job of leading you through this, building the scaffold around you where the action will unfold.
Plot is gripping, as I say, and my wife said when I was still 100 pages from the end that she was looking forward to me finishing, and her getting her husband back!

Tone is similar to the previous two stories, in that the style is slightly dry and stepped back. That works well with Salander’s character, and to a certain extent also with Blomkvist, but less so I felt with some of the more emotionally aware characters such as his sister, and the leading police officers.

Overall – very well done, and even at 750 pages, never a dull moment.

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