The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3) by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)

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 (Millennium, #3)

TitleThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
Release DateMay 23rd, 2010
Number of pages563 pages
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Mystery Thriller

Reviews The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)

  • 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
    Dearest Steig Larsson,I absolutely hate you! But,I think I love you too. While every author has some characteristic quality, yours seem to be to make readers pissed at you. 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 for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Claude Bertout
    J'ai regardé rapidement les différentes critiques de Millénium postées sur le site ; on y trouve tout et son contraire sur cette saga de deux mille pages. Alors, disons-le clairement : cette trilogie est incontestablement un chef-d’œuvre romanesque. L’histoire nous emmène dans les vies très compliquées d'une fille apparemment autiste et d'un reporter séduisant, brillant et buté qui se trouvent confrontés de manière parfois violent...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    This is an excellent book. It isn't among my favorites and I can't say it's even among the best of what I rate at four stars but it's still a fantastic read and highly recommended. I would say there is the proviso that you should read the Millennium series in order. This book is very much what I'd call the "second half" of The Girl Who Played With Fire.Stieg Larsson's books are frankly adult reads and while it may be that in Sweden standards are ...
  • Monica
    There is something about Stieg Larsson's writing that is addicting. Can't put my finger on it. This book was bloated, filled with tangents that led nowhere. Storylines that were better left out. (view spoiler)[What was with the Berger stalker. In fact most of the Berger content was superfluous. (hide spoiler)] He introduces a ton of characters and provides backstories for them that last pages longer than their actual contribution to the plot. Tha...
  • Bobbi Woods
    Finishing this book was like finishing the last book in the Harry Potter series--I was devastated knowing there will be no more!Stieg Larsson did such an incredible job of wrapping up the first two books in the series with this one. It was 602 pages of incredible "can't get enough of these great characters" good stuff. The first two books each had their own journalism adventure/theme. This book takes all the loose ends in the first two books, con...
  • Amanda
    I knew the end was coming. I knew it couldn't last forever. I had braced myself for it (or so I thought), and now that it's here I don't know what to say. That's probably a good thing because there's not a lot you can say about The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest without giving away spoilers or saying something new. The book opens with Lisbeth Salander in the hospital and recovering from the gunshot wounds she received in The Girl Who Played wi...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Luftslottet som sprängdes=The girl who kicked the hornet's nest (millennium, #3), Stieg Larssonعنوان: دختری که با تبهکارها درافتاد - کتاب سوم؛ اثر: استیگ لارسون؛ برگردان: احمد نیازاده؛ نشر: تهران، نشر قطره، 1392؛ در 900 ص.، فروست: رمان داستان خارجی؛ شابک: 9786001197314؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان سوئد...
  • Patrick O'Neil
    Stieg Larsson's Millennium books are like crack. I gotta jones for the gaddamn things. I pick them up, I don't put them down. I don't sleep, I don't bathe, I eat junk food while I read. I ignore the phone, emails, my friends. It's so bad that when the second book, The Girl Who Played With Fire ended and shit all had been resolved, I got on the internet to see when the third book was to be released - the damn thing wasn't getting released in the U...