The questions, discussion topics, and reading list that follow are intended to enhance your reading group’s discussion of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, the final novel in Stieg Larsson’s sensational Millennium trilogy.
Annette P, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Annette P)
Stieg Larsson's final installment in the trilogy is an exhilarating thrill ride into a world of government conspiracy and secret agents. With its intricate weaving of characters, plot, and subplots, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest delivers an exciting combination of brains and brawn. Salander and Blomqvist are forces to be reckoned with, using intelligence to outwit their foes. Intense and imaginative, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's nest is perhaps Steig's most exciting tale in the trilogy.
sentina, August 22, 2012 (view all comments by sentina)
I forgot to say in my review that I appreciate the way Larssen often describes in some detail what his main characters are wearing, because it helps visualize them and make them more real.
In the concluding volume of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition in a Swedish hospital, a bullet in her head.
But she's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll stand trial for three murders. With the help of Mikael Blomkvist, she'll need to identify those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she'll seek revenge--against the man who tried to killer her and against the corrupt government institutions that nearly destroyed her life.
The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larssons internationally best-selling trilogy
Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larssons two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. Shes fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, shell 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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