- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest © 2007
- Viking Canada: Penguin (English Translation © 2009)
- 566 pages
The Millennium Trilogy was quite a phenomenon. It’s difficult to find anyone who hasn’t at least heard of Larsson’s books. This third and final book was a bit of a departure from the first two, but no less thrilling.
Unlike the first two books, there was a lot less physical action. Normally, that would make for a boring read, but not here. Courtroom intrigue, aggressive journalism, and police work keeps your mind engaged. To be honest, I read the 566 pages in two days.
My only quibble is a poorly related side-mystery that I won’t give away. It was interesting, but didn’t really relate to the rest of the book.
It’s a shame Larsson’s not around to continue writing. The books he left us with are utterly captivating mystery novels with an international flair.