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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 four tall Latina policewomen who can out wrestle a ma 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 four tall Latina policewomen who can out wrestle a man are HOT.5 Middle aged, out of shape Swedish journalists are powerful chick magnets.6 Threesomes and other bedroom antics involving leather, especially if you are stupid enough to record them, WILL come back to haunt you.7 Statistics showed that the absolute majority of people who harassed women were men Yes, we know it, that barring a few notable exceptions, most men are SADISTIC PIGS, PERVERTS AND RAPISTS 8 The majority of poison pen artists were either teenagers or the middle aged Only people between 26 and 54 years of age are crazy enough to become stalkers.9 s are cool because they were willing to cut off their right breasts to be better archers They also liked to copulate with random men to make babies.10 Meatballs with potatoes and Lingonberry sauce are good Swedish food.BUT SERIOUSLY,this final book in the Millennium Trilogy is a let down compared to its predecessors The conspirators who protected Zalachenko and committed Salander into the asylum are revealed early on in the novel, thus removing any sense of mystery The pair of elderly, terminally ill men who lead them are so out gunned, out maneuvered and out hacked by the good guys from the beginning that there is hardly any suspense left Salander herself spent the majority of her time on a hospital bed, convalescing from the shot in the head that she received from Zalachenko The previous books were able to succeed largely because of the peculiar originality of her character and the outrageous stunts that she pulled With those elements missing, what is left is a rather predictable police procedural filled with tedious bureaucratic wrangling and dull talking heads The pace picks up a bit with the trial and the novel ends with a sorely needed action piece that provides a closure to Salander s dark past, but it is nowhere near the level of the exciting episodes that preceded it Still, if you have read them, you will want to read this one too, if only to get a satisfying ending for Salander, Blomkvist and other characters that we have came to know from the series My review of 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 flipping burgers in a haze of barbecue smoke, and a smiling, 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 flipping burgers in a haze of barbecue smoke, and a smiling, sundress wearing mother, she would have been abnormal As it was she was the daughter of a psychotic, deranged Russian father who lived under a blanket of security because he defected with secrets that the government was interested in knowing Zalachenko beat Lisbeth s mother so severely that she sustained brain damage that left her nearly a vegetable He wasn t prosecuted After all she was a whore, just a whore, or so they say, but then trusted government official can leak any information they want and have it lapped up by the media Lisbeth tried to kill her father.Okay.She tried to kill him twice, but he is a tough old bastard Let s just say the environment that Lisbeth was raised in required her to embrace theabnormal aspects of her personality to survive So why did she try to kill her fatherThat is under investigation, but there are strong indications that he did indeed attempt to kill her As far as we can determine at the moment, it was a case of deep antagonism in a tragically dysfunctional family They are related, but they have never been anybody s concept of a family She also has a half brother named Niedermann who can t feel any pain and is a genetic giant of freakish strength.I think everyone knows the story of Stieg Larsson, the author of this trilogy He died from a heart attack shortly after dropping off the three manuscripts for the Millennium novels with his publisher It is imperative that readers read these books in order If you attempted to read this one first, for instance, you would be lacking a lot of critical back story that will definitely heighten your enjoyment of the book So no short cuts, no cutting to the end, the journey must be taken You must take the blows along with Lisbeth so her eventual triumph will be your triumph as well She turned her back and pulled the hospital gown off her shoulder She sat so that the light from the window fell on her back He looked at her dragon It was beautiful and professionally down, a work of art.After a while she turned her head Satisfied It s beautiful But it must have hurt like hell Yes, she said It hurt The first book The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a mystery The second one The Girl Who Played with Fire is a thriller This one is a courtroom drama Larsson wrote this trilogy in the evenings for entertainment purposes as an escape from the real world He was an investigative reporter and I m sure most of the time real life was too real for him It was as if he were playing with different writing formats, proving that he could write one as well as another There are rumors that his girlfriend has a partial fourth book locked up on a laptop computer until the legal issues with Larsson s estates can be settled I think Larsson was brimming with stories and had created a heroine, uniquely compelling, with sustainable appeal that would have kept him on the bestseller list for years I certainly would have been a zombie consumer of Larsson s books, but I am content with what he gave us It gives me shivers to think of another author conceiving their version of Salander or trying to mimic Larsson s version I do believe that characters should die with their creator So Salander is in the hospital recovering from wounds sustained near the end of book two Her father is recovering on the same hallway They are a mere two doors away from each other If a hospital could ever be quiet they might have been able to hear each other breathing Despite the critical condition of their wounds each plots the demise of the other Each secures a weapon of what is at hand, a pen, a crutch, anything to give them a chance if the other attacks Only a woman who had killed a man in battle was allowed to give up her virginitywomen, men dream about them They are not always pleasant dreams Larsson did sprinkle a few facts about legends ofwomen between chapters How fitting, for though our heroine is a scrawny 5 1 she is without a doubt a warrior unhindered by compassion and driven to survive Mikael Blomkvist, the ace reporter, one of the few friends that Salander has in the world whether she wants him or not, is leading the charge for Salander to be released As he rattles the nerve of the S po Swedish Intelligence Agency , in particular the part of the organization called The Section, he discovers a government that has sanctioned too much to protect too little He has learned a lot about how far they are willing to go to protect themselves and deftly plays a cat and mouse game with them as he prepares his lawyer sister, Anika Giannini, to defend Salander at trial I ve noticed that some readers struggled with the investigative part of the novel as we see all the pieces being brought together by teams of people Some working for Salander s release and some working to make sure she never sees the light of day I found it all very real, very interesting as if I were directly involved in the process The trial is absolutely terrific For whatever reason Larsson throws in a subplot involving Blomkvist s long time lover and co worker Grika Berger She is being stalked by a someone who obviously has a deep loathing for her Some of the aspects of this subplot were interesting, but it was totally unnecessary to the overall plot, unless we think of Larsson as a stage manager trying to give one of his favorite actresses a fewlines in the play Salander has issues with authority, not surprising given how those in authority have routinely decided that she needed to be arrested, locked down in a psych ward, and disappeared altogether Even without the bizarre circumstances that forced Salander to be an enemy of the state she would have struggled with anyone who wanted to tell her what to do She could never be the demure little girl in pigtails sucking on a lollipop She is a lesbian satanist What It is hard to tell which one of those words, concocted by her enemies wasalarming to them She is certainly bi sexual, uninhibited in sexaul matters She is a hacker, a woman who can find out anything about anyone She is nobody s best friend, but it is better to be her friend than her enemy As far as Satan is concerned, she would take his pitchfork away and impale him on his own hubris How to transform yourself into Lisbeth Salander Black is your only color, your pale skin should never, ever be graced by sunlight, pierce yourself strategically all over your body, have one really cool tattoo, and keep the stone face of a Japanese samurai at all times Your personality should always bristle with rolling tides of negative energy Master these aspects and you are ready to intimidate the world As I read this book I thought about why I, like so many others, find Salander such a compelling character I ve certainly never met anyone like her She is unfriendly, like handling snarled barbed wire She is instantly suspicious of anyone who offers to help her or any cause that would require commitment She is a lone wolf, not opposed to giving pleasure, but unwilling to ever say the words that would take a moment of delight to a level of tenderness She tortures you with silence She bludgeons you with negative vibes Her moods swing between tolerable and gloomy Her smile is like a falling star, rare and yet, beautiful There is something wonderful in her ability to fight the odds, to survive, to defeat, to somehow make the right friends that are willing to fight for her when she can t fight for herself She does need help, as painful as that is for her, to push past the wall of silent contempt that she erects between her and authority As it turns out her voice, her story had to be told.If you wish to seeof my most recent book and movie reviews, visit also have a Facebook blogger page at A 82% Very Good NotesA predictable outcome with no real surprises along the way, but characters are well drawn and the pace never slows. I thoroughly enjoyed this series Highly recommended 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 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 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.Stieg Larsson 1954 2004 image from Rollingstone Don t even try 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.Stieg Larsson 1954 2004 image from Rollingstone Don t even try reading this if you have not read volumes 1 and 2 There are many references to characters from those tales, and one can easily get lost among the many, many named characters here The first hundred pages or so of this book seemed to me a bit of catch up exposition But hey, the novel is 563 pps A little expo won t kill ya Once the story gets rolling it is a locomotive, picking up steam with each chapter There is a diversity of action and character focus There are the usual bedroom shenanigans, although that seemed reduced this time around Journalist Mikael Blomkvist joins with other investigators, public and private, to get to the bottom of why the dastardly Zalachenko was officially protected for so many years, and why Lisbeth Salander was forced to pay a harsh price for his existence Will the baddies get their comeuppance Will Lisbeth hack into your computer, maybe get herself a new tat Although the underlying concerns are serious, secretive, autocratic tendencies in Swedish government, wide ranging societal hostility towards women, this is a fast paced and riveting legal and journalistic action yarn, a page turner, populated with a wide spectrum of interesting characters Fasten your seat belts Enjoy the buzz.My reviews of the first two books in the series The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Girl Who Played with Fire The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson s internationally best selling trilogyLisbeth 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 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 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 lifeOnce upon a time, she was a victim Now Salander is fighting back from the jacket Luftslottet som spr ngdes The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet s Nest Millennium, 3 , Stieg LarssonThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest is the third novel in the Millennium series by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson It was published in Swedish in 2007 The first three novels in the series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2005 , The Girl Who Played with Fire 2006 , and The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest were written by Stieg Larsson before being shown to a publisher and were published posthumous Luftslottet som spr ngdes The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet s Nest Millennium, 3 , Stieg LarssonThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest is the third novel in the Millennium series by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson It was published in Swedish in 2007 The first three novels in the series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2005 , The Girl Who Played with Fire 2006 , and The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest were written by Stieg Larsson before being shown to a publisher and were published posthumously after his fatal heart attack in 2004 Additionally, all three novels were adapted as films The book begins as Lisbeth Salander is flown to Sahlgrenska Hospital It picks up where The Girl Who Played with Fire left off 2016 1392 900 9786001197314 21 2008 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 being able to look forward toof his work This summe 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 being able to look forward toof his work This summed up the trilogy brilliantly, wrapped it all up Larsson has created some characters that will live in world literature for some time One aspect of this fiction that I can compare to our system in a positive light is that our statutory rules for involuntary committals require the testimony of two independent medical doctors I was cringing throughout the final courtroom scenes as Swedish civil procedure is clearly very different from our rules, I kept waiting for an objection that never came Still the cross examination of Teleborian by Jiannini was outstanding drama of the highest order Some of the descriptions of the trial are stunning This was so muchthan a spy thriller, or a murder mystery or even a legal drama, this was a fascinating character study, psychological thriller and all the other genre specific labels rolled into one Great book, great end to a very enjoyable series 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 away from the sheer size of this book 850 pages WhenevIf 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 away from the sheer size of this book 850 pages Whenever I encounter a book this huge, I think of all the other books I could read instead.After I finished All the Ugly and Wonderful Things a book I can t recommend at all I didn t know what to read next, but I was in the mood for a dark and twisted thriller or crime novel And I finally decided to pick this one up.I never thought Millenium 3 would pull me in like this I mean, I knew that book 12 were amazing, but as I said before, a few years had passed since I last read them.The characters alone are fantastic While Blomkvist is a bit of a clich , Salander isthan fascinating and the characters around these two have lots of depth The size of the cast and the many POVs could easily be confusing, but Larsson gives them such shape and character that they are easily recognisable and very compelling This whole book wouldn t work if it didn t have so many characters telling its story.The plot twists killed me and not only me The story is captivating enough, but Larsson manages to surprise and shock you again and again and you never ever see it coming That s the point, I guess But still, Stieg Larsson is fantastic.The writing has a few flaws His dialogues, especially when there is lots of info dumping, always go down the same way At times, when his dialogues turn romantic, they turn clich like and slightly unrealistic But I m inclined to oversee that, especially when a book is as good as this one.It could have been a little darker and dramatic though Most of the time I felt almost safe Larsson could have had meon edge The main characters had too much power and too much evidence in their hands I knew they would win, I never even doubted it, and a little doubt would have made this book evenexciting.Still, this book is perfect I m so excited to watch the movies now.Findof my books on Instagram