Saturday, June 8, 2013

72:120 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

The end of the Millennium trilogy.  Salandar is in the hospital recovering from her father's attempted murder of her.  Her father, Zalachenko, is in the hospital recovering from the multiple wounds he received at her hands as she tried to kill him (after crawling out of her grave with a bullet in her head).  The agency that has been tidying up Zalachenko's issues for decades is back in the hands of those who are not afraid to shirk from what they feel must be done to cover everything over, including putting Salander back into psychiatric custody for life.  Her only true ally is Blomkvist who is stopping at nothing to dig up everything he can to prove how her rights and life have been violated over and over again at the hands of the "Zalachenko Club".   Between the two of them, and with Salander under house arrest at the hospital, manage to gain enough allies and find enough information to sink this operation and turn the wheels of justice to those who orchestrated this whole thing and away from Salander?

Nice conclusion to the trilogy.  I read the other two last year and it was nice that it was easy to dive right back into the world but yet there wasn't a heavy-handed attempt to fill in all the backstory.  Little bits did come out but really as it fit into the story, telling other people who wouldn't have known.  Very fast paced and well wrapped up.  In all, I really enjoyed the series and would recommend it wholeheartedly.

Page count: 563p/18,269p ytd/162,689p lifetime

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