The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

This trilogy definitely did not live up to the hype surrounding it. Enjoyable like an average TV show, but no great work of art. Would these books have been as famous if the author hadn’t died before they were published? Probably not. But they might have had tighter writing if he had been around to make revisions.



Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge – against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back.