Quirky but interesting characters. A wonderful balance of plot and detail. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Too many tangential characters. Too much describing Swedish bureaucracy and politics. Not enough action. No plot twists worth not mentioning. Fire left things in the air and so people like me who can't put a book down half way through, just in case it gets good at the end, will not be able to not plow through this book. It is a predictable book that offers no further character development and would have benefited from a good editor (who would have surely ripped out most of the middle).
Although Larsson could have benefitted from a stronger editor, this is the most tightly written of the three novels, and satisfyingly wraps up the tale. Nicely read by Simon Vance.
I've never seen characters gulp so much coffee as I did with these three "Girl With" books. The narrator does a good job with the subtleties of all the voices and the story was very gripping. This one was a little more preachy on the topic of "men who hate women" but all in all, very suspenseful, and very entertaining. Well-rounded characters. It was nice to see the growth in all the characters from "Tattoo" to "Fire" to this third installment.
If you haven't listened to the first to books yet, go back. Get them first. It will be much more entertaining and enjoyable for you. Half the fun was to see the growth in all the main characters.
I'm a retired nurse and my husband owns a machining company. We live in a small town 30 miles East of San Diego. We love to cruise!
I really loved all these books and can't wait for the movie ! (U.S. version)
Really good book, starts a little slow but hang on it picks up. All three books are entertaining and keeps you wanting more. You won't want to put it down until you are finished. It's too bad that there isn't more to follow-up in the series.
Great book! the resolution to Lisbeth's story is so satisfying. This narrator is amazing as well. How he keeps the different characterizations straight in his own head is a amazing. His different voices make it a little easier to keep all of these characters straight. (and his vocalizations of the female characters don't get cheezy.)
I wish Steig Larsson could have known what an impact this trilogy has had on readers worldwide. While many books in a series can be cheerfully read out of order, if this is your first Steig Larsson, you should stop NOW and read the first two in the trilogy.
Lisbeth Salandar is a truly unique literary character, drawn so slowly, carefully and skillfully by Larsson. I felt that I knew her by the time the trilogy ended, and I want to know what happens next. Suffice to say that these books will have you sitting and listening well into the night. And like me, wishing for more.