4+ of 5 stars to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, the third book in the trilogy written by Stieg Larsson shortly before he died. The series has been picked up by another author who’s published book 4 and set to release number 5 later this year. This is my second favorite of the series, as nothing can compare to the first one, as it focused on family history and genealogy. Lisbeth is so tragic. And you want her to get revenge. And what happens to her over the course of a lifetime, let alone the last few years, is more than anyone one person should endure. No one ever should, but to inflict this on a single woman for no reason other than who her father is… awful, but it makes for intense and fantastic drama. This is a thriller of all thrillers. And whens he’s a victim and can’t do anything to protect herself for a big piece of the time, it’s a good thing she’s made some friends along the way. These are not easy books to read… unparalleled violence, but an amazing pay off, assuming you are cool with getting exacting revenge in just the same violent, nasty ways. And I am, especially given what has previously happened to her. Larsson must plan his books for months… floating tons of ideas around his head, trying to decide the perfect moments to drag readers through every possible difficult moment, praying we can get satisfaction, and then… it finally happens, and you love it… but still want even more. Great series of books. Big fan of the work. Recommend to anyone who can take the brutality, sexual content and gore that comes with it.
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