The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest

What do you think of the last book in the Millennium-series?

Posted by Editor in Stockholm, Sweden , 17 November 2008

By Editor

45 thoughts on “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest”
  1. I just finished reading the Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest. After finishing the first two novels a few weeks ago, I couldn’t wait for the U.S. publication. So I ordered the UK English translation from

    Wow. I can’t believe that story and plot just continued this amazing increasing level of tension from page 1 to the very last page. It was also bittersweet reading the last sentence, knowing that in most likelihood, that was the last sentence by Larsson to be published. I was expecting a let down because I couldn’t believe that the final book could ever live up to the first two books. Boy was I wrong! I’m very glad I jumped the gun and got the UK version ahead of the U.S. publication.

    Posted by AG in D.C. ,

  2. The American media stinks when they accomplish 3rd highest modern president rank for Slick Willy, and most popular candidate Hillary in 2016. Who killed America ? Willy and the Nasty One. Never, never forget Benghazi, Waco, Illean Gonzalez, and/or any other Cliton Dirt… NEVER America. And wake the hell up to our disgusting media. Thank You

    Posted by Rodney C in Prescott, Michigan ,

  3. The third book is undoubtedly the grandest; it grows from a story centered on persons to a plot that involves layers of various organizations. High quality spy story and of course lots of suspense about the heroine of the series, Lisbeth Salander. I read it in french and that was also a way to compare colloquial modern french with the language I studied back in the ’60s.

    Posted by Leonardo from Italy ,

  4. I’ve read the third book in German and it was the best of the three. Breathtaking. I can’t wait until 2010 for the English translation ;-)

  5. One of the best stories / sequels I’ve ever read. Perhaps only the Bernie Gunther series of Jonathan Kerr (Berlin Noir trilogy, The One From the Other and Quiet Flame) matches in terms of suspense and character description this trilogy

    Posted by Ben from Gouda, Netherlands ,

  6. Am desperate for the third book in English, do we really have to wait so long?

    Posted by Rebecca in Berlin ,

  7. Just finished it. Much better than the second one, imho, that was really too long, too full of useless plots. Even here, the whole Erika and Smp’s thing was pointless -interesting, but useless to the rest of the story. But the book’s still great. I absolutely loved Annika Giannini vs Peter *bastard* Teleborian… I couldn’t wait for his fall. I would like it to be a little longer. Then I like some new characters’ developments, such as rhe doctor, but I didn’t fully appreciated the romance with Mikael… never liked, actually, him screwing with almost every female around.

    Posted by Monica in Pz Italy ,

  8. when is the 3rd book being released in English??? I have just finished the second book and can not wait to find out what is going to happen.

    Posted by Elizabeth in Melbourne, Australia ,

  9. Gosh!! have to wait till 2010 for the third. The first and second were fabulous. Great fast paced reading.

    Posted by B. Saikia in India ,

  10. Hi,

    how and where can I buy The Girl who kicked the hornets nest? (english language version). I see there is none available at Amazon, any other suggestions?


    Posted by Damir in Zagreb ,

  11. I was really sad when I read that Lisbeth and Mikael didn´t become a couple in the end of the third book, but I think it would have been too early.

    Lisbeth first has to find her way back to life and who knows, maybe later she will be with mikael :-) Maybe Larrson wanted become them together in later books, but now…very sad :-(

    And I love Lisbeth, she is a great character, a really poor girl. I hope she will feel better anytime soon. I anyway wondered how she can be that strong.

    I hope there will be a fourth book.

    I have hope in the last movie, maybe they will answer the last questions a little bit more than the book and we will find out more about lisbeths future. (hopefully with mikael, yes I´m a girl ;-)

    Posted by liza ,

  12. Does anyone know.. what Zalachenko was making.. or planned to make.. in the factory where Lisbeth cornered Niederman? What kind of equipment was in the crates? Or was it all a false front.. for a people-smuggling operation?

    Posted by Hugh in NYC ,

  13. *Spoilers* Loved it!! Hornet is as good as the first 2, was really glad that there was a ‘satisfying’ ending was so worried that there wouldnt be one. All that I grew to hate in the book really had their comeuppance… I was really hoping Blomkvist finally found the ‘one’ in Lisbeth and Lisbeth finally found the right guy for someone so brilliantly strong & eccentric as her….. but ending was so… open for interpretation… So many questions like what happen to Camilla? what happen to Berger’s stolen ‘stalker’ stuff? Does Blomkvist really love figu? I want more… I want closure… eagerly awaiting 4th book!!!!

    Posted by QD in UK ,

  14. Loved all 3. Three things I love about book 3: 1] how the investigations by all the different teams came together into the evidence presented in court and the finale; 2] even though Lisbeth was confined to a hospital room, once she was given the means to communicate to the outside, she immediately went on the offensive; and 3] that Lisbeth’s and Mikael’s relationship didn’t dissolve into something romantic–there’s a beautiful tension in that friendship.

    Posted by Nansi in USA ,

  15. second book’s ending was v weak. am i really supposed to believe trained soviet agents would not know whether she was dead. all very friday the 13th. Loved the plot development but as with the first book, frustrated by the need for miracle endings. also why can’t we have some characters who are neither wholly good nor bad

    Posted by robert uk ,

  16. i want the book!

    contemplating learning swedish….

    need to know what happens!

    and i also really want to see “men who hate women”

    Posted by ari in waterford ,

  17. Wonderfull trilogy. I read nr. 2 twice so Larsson gave me more than 2000 pages beautifull reading.

    Posted by jo in kl ,

  18. I can’t believe that we have to wait until the end of the year to get a copy of the third book. Does anyone know how to get a translated copy, english or spanish?

    Many thanks,

    Posted by Maria in Milton Keynes ,

  19. It appears some people liken fiction to reality , and so impose their engineering trained thoughts onto readers who enjoy the fiction for what it is . What it is , is purely fiction, and will not , and is not intended to be , a work of precise art ! If one wants perfection , look it up under ‘P’ in the Dictionary . Don’t waste that engineering Degree on Fiction . Have your way with perfection, and see what you can do with that!

    Posted by Graham Thomas in Mount Gambier ,

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