Too little action, too much boring courtroom drama, and too many soap-opera subplots make "Hornet's Nest" the weakest of the trilogy. Larsson's interesting but shallow characters gain no depth in this last book. (Oddly, in Larsson's world, sex only occurs among people who don't care too deeply for each other.) It's worth a listen if you want to know how the series ends. Don't expect too much.
I really enjoyed the first book (dragon tattoo) even though it was dark and graphic, but I loved the characters and plot. I loved the second book (plays with fire) even more, but I was left hanging by the ending. I have been looking forward to this final book since finishing the second, and I was not let down. It picks up literally moments after the second one ends, and just carries on with the story. It is done brilliantly!
Dark as usual, but there is a shift that happens once Lizbeth is taken to the hospital. You want to see the bad guys to get what is coming to them, but will they? The final book does not leave you hanging!!!
If you read and enjoyed the first two books, you will be extremely satisfied with the 3rd and final book.
I highly recommend this book!!! 5 out of 5 stars aren't enough!
An incredible finish to an incredible trilogy. I can't recommend this series highly enough. The story, the character, the narrator--all exceptional. Like other reviewers, I despair that we will have more Stieg Larsson to read
Loved this series - this was by far the best of the 3. I can not imagine how Lisbeth survived everything and help set everyone up. The only thing missing was a list of who is who from all 3 books
though books 1 & 2 have more 'action' in them, and i admit to knowing what the last chapter would deal with, i still very, very much enjoyed the ride and sincerely felt a sense of closure for these amazing characters. stieg larsson is missed, but for what it's worth left a fantastic legacy. kudos to simon vance as well.
After going through the 3 book series, this is one of the best, and smartest trilogies I have listened to. The characters are complete and the story is tight. You go from one tense moment to another and Steig Larsen was brilliant. What a loss that there won't be more from this series, or the author.
I am grieving the loss. It has been a very long time, before this series, that I was so deeply drawn into a saga. Consequently, I haven't known how to react now that it's over and I know the author is dead. It's strange. You must read all 3 books in order to appreciate this author's ability to weave a complex tale and create such realistic characters. His prose are great and his style skilled, in every way. I feel as if I am grieving in that I know Steig Larsson is gone and Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander with him. I wish American authors possessed the depth of soul and expression to write as honestly as this Swedish author but I suppose the machismo and warlike attitude of America precludes such a thing. I am at a loss. What to read now? After experiencing such interesting characters and well spun stories I am at a loss. Well, I guess it is back to Alexandre Dumas. In closing, I highly recommend the series. Thank you.
My husband and I really enjoyed this series and will surely miss Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. I secretly wish I possessed her computer abilities! Sorry not to have more by this author.