The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
Published September 2, 2010
- Author Stieg Larsson
So that’s it, I have finally completed the trilogy and thank goodness. What a let down this book was. After a fantastic, if slightly drawn out, story in the first book, we had the rather hard-to-believe but still intriguing set-up of the second. This final book had to tie together all the loose ends, but my god, it made hard work of it.
The heroine spends more than half the novel in hospital, which is a bit disappointing. The main stories revolve around the gazillion different police departments that there are in Sweden, and how they interact with each other. It was all about the politics and new characters kept on being introduced for no apparent reason.
It wasn’t until the end, until just before the trial begins, when Blomkvist is in trouble, that it picks up again. The Berger story was an interesting sideline but I just felt that I wanted them to get on with it. I’m happy that I read them, but disappointed it wasn’t better.