The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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...

Details The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

TitleThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Release DateMay 23rd, 2010
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Mystery Thriller, Suspense

Reviews The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

  • j
    These books really shouldn't work. Stieg Larsson is a very weird writer. He likes to tell us absolutely everything someone is doing. If Stieg wrote the story of my morning, it would go like this:"Joel woke up around 7:45 a.m. and looked at the clock. He decided he didn't need to get up yet and hit the snooze button. When the alarm sounded again, he dragged himself out of bed and used the toilet. He brushed his teeth and then dressed in a blue str...
  • Grace Tjan
    What I learned from this book (in no particular order):1. You can use duct tapes to close up serious wounds; they keep the blood in and the germs out.2. You can be shot in the head and STILL have photographic memory, though annoyingly, you will forget the solution to that pesky Fermat's Theorem that you have just discovered.3. Congenital analgesia is a useful condition to have for mafia henchmen and Bond villains.4. Muscular, one meter eighty-fou...
  • Shayantani Das
    Dear Steig Larsson,I absolutely hate you! But,I think I love you too. While every author has some characteristic quality, yours seem to be aggravate your readers. Ever since I picked up the 1st book of this Millennium saga, I have regretted my decision countless times. You have forced me to bang my head on the wall, pull my hair, throw your books at the end of the room, and then pick it up again and read it like a mad woman, totally forgetting th...
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    ”Salander was afraid of no-one and nothing. She realized that she lacked the necessary imagination--and that was evidence enough that there was something wrong with her brain.” Noomi Rapace plays Lisbeth Salander in the excellent Swedish trilogy. She takes the bad girl goth look farther than even Joan Jett.Even if Lisbeth Salander had been raised in a “normal” environment of a white picket fence, with a swing in the backyard, a dad flippi...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    Another short review due to glitches on GR! Lisbeth is recovering in the hospital but she has to go to court because she is being charged with the murder of her rapist. Who cares if she did in my opinion. Mikael and the gang are also trying to get things pinned on Lisbeth's evil father and such as well. Lisbeth goes to trial to prove she's innocent in this matter. She's just too cool. Fin
  • Lyn
    After finishing The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, the last of the Millennium Trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson, I have a great desire to order a tray of sandwiches and coffee, fire up my 13 inch MacBook Pro, and order some Ikea furniture online. Larsson’s crisp, journalistic, almost report-like prose is endearing rather than tedious and just as after finishing the first two, I greatly lament his passing for the selfish reason of not bein...
  • Kai
    “If love is liking someone an awful lot, then I suppose I'm in love with several people.”This book is utterly outstanding. The whole trilogy is. Just totally, absolutely wrecking and mindblowing.It's two years ago that I read The Girl Who Played with Fire, probably four since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I wanted to read book 3 right after book 2, but I went abroad for a year and didn't find the time to read it. When I returned I shied aw...
  • Kemper
    Lisbeth Salander, we hardly knew ye.It seems like a particularly cruel joke that Steig Larsson died shortly after getting a deal to publish his Millennium Trilogy. Would he have continued on with these tales of Salander and journalist Mikeal Blomkvist if he would have lived? Unless the rumors are true about Larsson’s long-time girlfriend having a laptop with a fourth book saved on it stuck in a safety deposit box somewhere as she fights with hi...
  • Georg
    It seems to be unfair to rate the two first Millenium-novels by five stars and then give only three stars for the last one. On the other hand it is not fair to write two brilliant books and then publish a 600 pages long epilogue without much of a new story, either.600 pages look like a long story, but if you skip the 300 cups of coffees Micke and his friends make, stir and drink, if you skip the complete index of the Stockholm city-map and if you...
  • Ellen
    Edited to include link to Nora Ephron's very funny piece ("The Girl Who Fixed the Umlaut") from The New Yorker: D E P R E S S I O N… You’re probably depressed when, in the space of 3 or 4 weeks, you leave the house only when absolutely necessary, and read about 30 books – 90% of which are crap, including 15 books by Harlan Coben, a grade Z mystery writer. Even worse, you read Coben’s entire Myron Bo...
  • Will Byrnes
    This is the third (completed) novel of what Stieg had hoped would be a ten-volume opus. At the end of the last book, Lisbeth Salander had been shot by her evil and well-toasted natural father, a former Soviet spy who had been granted immunity in Sweden in return for handing over information. We pick up the story here as she arrives at an ER with several wounds, including a bullet wound to the head, with the bullets still inside. Don’t even try ...
  • David
    I loved the Millennium trilogy. I hate that I've now read every novel written by Steig Larsson.
  • James
    Book Review 4+ of 5 stars to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, the third book in the trilogy written by Stieg Larsson shortly before he died. The series has been picked up by another author who's published book 4 and set to release number 5 later this year. This is my second favorite of the series, as nothing can compare to the first one, as it focused on family history and genealogy. Lisbeth is so tragic. And you want her to get revenge. A...
  • Thom Dunn
    Mr. Larsson, wherever you are, thank you for your magnificent story telling which, like your life, ended too abruptly and much too soon.
  • Ninoska Goris
    Lisbeth no está muerta, pero esta gravemente herida con una bala en el cerebro. Esta interna en el mismo centro que otro paciente muy peligroso que la persigue, Zalachenko.Desde la cama y pese a su estado, usa sus habilidades informáticas para ayudar a Mikael en la investigación.Mikael sabe que no puede dejar la libertad y como se encuentra Lisbeth en manos del Estado, ya que sobre ella pesan graves acusaciones.Pero aun falta una persona mas d...
  • Sarah
    Sarah Null woke up at 8:00. She showered, dressed, and went into the kitchen. She made some coffee and sandwiches, then she went into the living room and sat in the armchair. She opened up her Sony Vaio laptop and checked her email. There were several emails from Meghan Fang and a few from the girls in her book club. The rest were mainly junk: email coupons and the like. It wasn't until after reading her email that she logged into ...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Luftslottet som sprängdes=The girl who kicked the hornet's nest (millennium, #3), Stieg Larssonتاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و هفتم جولای سال 2016 میلادیعنوان: دختری که با تبهکارها درافتاد - کتاب سوم؛ اثر: استیگ لارسون؛ برگردان: احمد نیازاده؛ نشر: تهران، نشر قطره، 1392؛ در 900 ص.، فروست: رمان داستان خار...
  • Councillor
    Goodbye, Stieg Larsson. I have only gotten to know your books more than eleven years after your untimely death, but they will continue to have a thought-provoking impact on me and my reading experiences.The "Millennium" series is one of the most famous Scandinavian thriller books, but only attained its status after the author's early death. While dealing with the disentanglement of a complex mystery, it can also be described as three novels full ...
  • Laura
    Sin duda alguna, una de las mejores trilogías que he leído.No sé si me ha gustado más esta parte o la anterior.La parte del juicio me ha dejado con la boca abierta, y el final ha sido perfecto.Me da mucha pena que el autor falleciese tan pronto, me habría gustado poder disfrutar de más libros suyos.
  • Anna
    Τρίτο και τελευταίο βιβλίο που έγραψε ο αδικοχαμένος Στιγκ Λάρσον πριν από 10 και βάλε χρόνια (πότε πέρασαν καλέ, πφφφ γερνάμε!), το οποίο συνεχίζεται από εκεί ακριβώς που τελείωσε το δεύτερο μέρος. Παρόλο που το πρώτο βιβλίο είναι αυτόνομο, όπου ει...
  • Meredith Holley (Sparrow)
    I find this entire series very unenjoyable, but I appreciated what I felt were academic analyses of consent and power in the first two books. Because this third installment failed to present any academic point, there was really nothing for me here. The attempt was clearly to say something about how, traditionally, women have actually fought in wars, not stayed on the sidelines fainting and tending to wounds like, I don't know, some people expect,...
  • Tonkica
    E, pa svaka čast Larssonu! Toliko likova, toliko događaja, toliko zavrzlama koje su na kraju savršeno povezane i razvezane! Pisca nema već više od 12 godina, ali pali i žari i dalje! Sigurna sam da je ponosan! ;)Obavezno čitati redom, ali rekla bih i u kratkom razmaku kako bi se kvalitetno pratila radnja. Bila sam "u strahu" da mi se trilogija neće svidjeti jer je svima savršena, ali ispalo je da sam i ja u tom klubu! ;)Na kraju bih doda...
  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
    4.5 stars, 5 stars for the trilogy as a wholeAnd once again, as soon as I've finished a series I want to go back and reread it to see what I missed. Probably won't happen for a good number of years at this point, but I'm so glad I had the option of the audiobook for all of these. Larsson's writing definitely took some getting used to. All three of these books fit together to form one brilliant story and I can really appreciate his commitment to i...
  • The Writer
    This is the third book in the Millenium trilogy, and - thankfully - the last, because my hands were starting to feel a bit shaky after supporting these five centimeter thick book whenever I went around in a quest to find the most comfortable spot in the apartment without being bugged by my too enthusiastic budgies.Sadly, I couldn't say the same praise toward this one as I did to the previous two books. To begin with, I'd say this book is a must r...
  • K
    I really enjoyed “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” which not only succeeded as an exciting thriller but contained elements of interesting characterization and relationship intrigue. Unfortunately, the Millennium series does not appear to be one which improves upon further acquaintance. “The Girl who Played with Fire” was an adequate thriller but not great, and “The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” was just plain disappointing, no...
  • Mel
    I also reviewed this book on my blog if you'd be so kind as to check it out! can also buy a copy of this book here!3 or 3.5. I still am undecided. My heart tells me 3.5 but my mind tells me 3 stars.So before I start my review I want to say that this trilogy is amazing! It's a 5 star trilogy and well worth reading. My rating for this book and my following review do not in any way denounce this trilogy, I...
  • Charlotte
    This is the first time I've been glad to be sick (for a WEEK now) because otherwise I may have really had to play hooky from work to read this book. I've been waiting for it for what seems like forever (but is not actually that bad, George R.R. Martin) and it was worth the wait. The great translations make this mystery series even better reads. It's like normal English but not quite, in the best possible way, and that's what I look for in a trans...
  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    Contains spoilers for the end of book 2I have to thank my friend Maria (of Bogormen) again for sending me the UK edition of the third book, which arrived on about the same day as it was released in hefty and expensive hardcover here - I love the book-blogging community; we're all so keen for each other to read our favourite books we'll happily supply the drugs books for each others' habit! This edition doesn't match the elongated mass market pape...
  • Brandon
    Dear Mr. Larsson,What happened, buddy? You and I were on such great terms! I loved the first two parts of Millennium series, especially the second installment.. and although some people found it annoying, your style of writing about every single thing everyone did in the run of a day was enjoyable. Brandon woke up, turned off the alarm clock. He stepped out of bed and walked to the kitchen. He took out a loaf of bread and put two slices in the to...
  • V. PARENTAL GUIDANCE ALERT: A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you
    This is a huge let down from the other two books. The zalacheko affair was boring and uninteresting and yet is what most pages are about.The best part is how Lisbeth faces the trial and how much Blomkvist tries to help her. The bond between those two is always a joy to read, but the Fuigerola affair was boring. I like Erika and Lisbeth better. Blomksvit had no reason to like a plain character like Figerola. I hate her.I want more Lisbeth