Posts tagged The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Following with my Star Wars analogy in from my last review (of The Girl Who Played with Fire) – this book is a “Return of the Jedi.” It’s a great book that, if I objectively graded it on its own, is a really just a good book. The greatness in it is derived from the first two that sell you so well on the characters that your interest in their actions carries along through the story.
Let’s face it: the star character of this book series (Lisbeth) spends most of her time confined to a hospital bed in this volume. It’s not exactly the most action packed of the three books. It is, though, engaging from the point of view of Lisbeth’s story. She has become so interesting in TGwtDT and TGWPwF that we want to know more about her as a character.
Stieg Larsson spent a lot of time in this book (and the previous) very obviously setting up for future stories: what became of Lisbeth’s sister? What about her other half brothers and their crime circles? There was so much more to tell – but this is a solid ending to a series that will have to do.
Alone, this book is three stars. As part of the trilogy: it’s a solid four.
This past weekend was both EPIC and EPIC FAIL and too many levels to describe. The reality of it, though, is that I’m left with having to evaluate the Wasabiverse, future projects and other satellite topics surrounding it all. I’ve accomplished not dwelling on it too much thanks to a hefty diet of work at my day job, finishing the Millenium Trilogy, and watching the latest Mad Men.
Today is the first day I’ve cracked open the lappy toppy since landing back in Florida, and I plan to get some bills paid this morning and shoot out a couple of minor emails.
Nothing too heavy though… I still need time to think things through.
That said, I loved the last Millenium book: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. I’m looking forward to seeing the Swedish movies and I anticipate great things from the upcoming American versions.
Mad Men continues to be awesome. Shannon and I normally wait until the end of the season and watch it all at once, so this “weekly episode” format is driving us a little nuts. We’ll get by.
That’s enough for now. I have a ton to write about with recent travels, readings, food and music; I just don’t have the brain power to hammer it out on the keyboard just now. Later.