Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest By Stieg Larrson

The last two books of the Millennium trilogy. The first book Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a stand alone book. There are things that are foreshadowed and used in the last one, but for the most part the book ends. These two go together and it isn't concluded until the end of the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Even then I feel like the author had intended to write more stories about his heroine Lisbeth Salander. It's a shame he's gone. I just literally went on to wikipedia and discovered he did indeed plan on more books. He had a rough draft for the 4th book along with synopsis for the 5th and 6th books. It said he had a total of 10 books for the series. To read more about Stieg Larsson click here.

I really really enjoyed the first book, but these two even though very enjoyable were a bit more slow. And the translation was a bit worse. There were stand alone sentences that had no subject and I wasn't exactly sure how to read it and see how it fit. It wasn't often, but when noticeable very annoying. I would still recommend these, especially if you like the first one. You learn so much more about what makes Salander tick. I would also recommend reading them before the movie comes out in December this year. I could go on and on about how I hate how all books are turned into films these days, but I won't do that here at the moment!
Over all you get to see a different side of Lisbeth Salander and you get to see Mikal Blomkist at his best! Then on top of it you get to see how government can be easily corrupted and how the little guys can make a difference. Throw in a cat-mouse chase and murder and it's a perfect mystery crime thriller!
I would love to hear if anyone else liked these books as well!!!

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