Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest

 

“The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” is the third and final novel in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy and was published in 2007.



It received The Glass Key Award form Crime Writers of Scandinavia in 2008.
According to figures from June 2011, the Millennium Trilogy has together sold 60 million copies in more than 50 countries. 

Plot summary

Two seriously injured people arrive at the emergency ward of the Sahlgrensa hospital in Gothenburg. One is the wanted murderer Lisbeth Salander who has taken a bullet to the head and needs immediate surgery, the other is Alexander Zalachenko, an older man who Lisbeth has attacked with an axe.

In this third novel in the Millennium trilogy, Lisbeth is planning her revenge against the men The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nestwho tried to kill her, and even more importantly, revenge against the government which nearly destroyed her life. But first she must escape from the intensive care unit and exculpate her name from the charges of murder that hangs over her head.

In order to succeed with the latter, Lisbeth will need the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist. He is writing an exposing article that will shake the Swedish government, the secret service and the whole country by its foundations. Finally there is a chance for Lisbeth Salander to put her past behind her and finally there is a chance for truth and justice to prevail.


1,005 comments on “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest”

  • Denise says:

    WOW! Just finished listning to first 2 books. Looking for the third!

    - Denise,


  • Denise says:

    WOW! Just finished listning to first 2 books. Looking for the third!

    - Denise,


  • Denise says:

    WOW! Just finished listning to first 2 books. Looking for the third!

    - Denise,


  • Andre – Brazil says:

    Fantastic!!!

    - Andre – Brazil,


  • Danielle says:

    I just finished the second book and what an ending! I can’t wait to read the next one.

    - Danielle,


  • Andre – Brazil says:

    Fantastic!!!

    - Andre – Brazil,


  • Danielle says:

    I just finished the second book and what an ending! I can’t wait to read the next one.

    - Danielle,


  • Andre – Brazil says:

    Fantastic!!!

    - Andre – Brazil,


  • Danielle says:

    I just finished the second book and what an ending! I can’t wait to read the next one.

    - Danielle,


  • admin says:

    The best one of the saga. Amazing closure!


  • Steph – California says:

    I just finished “Fire” on my Amazon kindle, but Hornet’s” isn’t an e-book yet, so I checked yes on the vote to ask the publishers to e-book it!! I encourage others to do the same!!

    - Steph – California,


  • admin says:

    The best one of the saga. Amazing closure!


  • Steph – California says:

    I just finished “Fire” on my Amazon kindle, but Hornet’s” isn’t an e-book yet, so I checked yes on the vote to ask the publishers to e-book it!! I encourage others to do the same!!

    - Steph – California,


  • admin says:

    The best one of the saga. Amazing closure!


  • Steph – California says:

    I just finished “Fire” on my Amazon kindle, but Hornet’s” isn’t an e-book yet, so I checked yes on the vote to ask the publishers to e-book it!! I encourage others to do the same!!

    - Steph – California,


  • LB – New England says:

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest was far better than the first two. Could not put it down. Well worth the Royal Mail postage. Order it from the UK.

    - LB – New England,


  • LB – New England says:

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest was far better than the first two. Could not put it down. Well worth the Royal Mail postage. Order it from the UK.

    - LB – New England,


  • Katherine Thelen says:

    It was everything I had hoped it would be and yet so much more. The only regret I have from read it is that there is no more. Perhaps the fourth book gets published or more written by others but as it stands this is the last. I morn the loss of these characters and for those I had yet to meet (the twin sister among them). There are other fine writers but I have yet to read any with such rich, compelling, genuine people at the core of their stories. All fans of Larsson?s work feel that loss. Yet the real tragedy is that this man who work and lived his whole life to shine a light on injustices had an immense inequality shown on the person he loved most.

    - Katherine Thelen,


  • Katherine Thelen says:

    It was everything I had hoped it would be and yet so much more. The only regret I have from read it is that there is no more. Perhaps the fourth book gets published or more written by others but as it stands this is the last. I morn the loss of these characters and for those I had yet to meet (the twin sister among them). There are other fine writers but I have yet to read any with such rich, compelling, genuine people at the core of their stories. All fans of Larsson?s work feel that loss. Yet the real tragedy is that this man who work and lived his whole life to shine a light on injustices had an immense inequality shown on the person he loved most.

    - Katherine Thelen,


  • Susan Gaines says:

    I too was sucked in by the first two installments of this trilogy. The third is the best yet. My regret is that now I have finished it and there is no more. The characters are real, flawed and engaging. I can only hope that Mr Larsson is looking down and enjoying his posthumous success.

    - Susan Gaines,


  • Michael Pinciaro says:

    Just finished The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest and the only bad thing I can say is that there is not a fourth installment to read! This trilogy was brilliant and all are riveting reads. If you have the chance read them all and you wonlt be disappointed!

    - Michael Pinciaro,


    • Jakob, says:

      I too agree. Hollywood (wherever it’s located) rarely if ever improves on the original version of a film, even if the original was a small budget American film. “The Vanishing” and “Wings Of Desire” being my two biggest disappointments on this subject. I will point out that Hollywood can’t do this if the owners don’t sell the rights to the story. Luckily, I won’t be required to watch the remakes and will be able view the originals whenever I desire.

      - Old Man Flint,


    • Cy, says:

      I’m an American and I can and do read sub

      -titles. Agree that Hollywood will thoroughly ruin these gritty books, and I don’t believe there is an actress here that can even come close to Rapace’s portrayal of Lizbeth. Will stick to the original trilogy. As for Daniel Craig, too much muscle, too much scowl.

      - Sue Cimerman,


    • Nolan, says:

      Thanks for your help Brendan. At the moment I cannot afford to buy this wonderful book because we had been flooded here in the Philippines due to typhoon Ondoy. Thanks anyway! God Bless You All!

      - Ken Tejada, Phillipines,


    • Cy, says:

      thanks for the tip about where to get it! I didin’t even think of it till I read your comment. Just ordered it!!!

      - Sloane from MT,


  • CluesSisters says:

    Complicated, satisfying and thrilling. I?m still thinking about it two days later and trying to figure it all out. Sure the Swedish names got me confused occasionally but even with all the economics, history and palace intrigue it was worth the effort. So many characters and the two main ones don?t even see each other for two years. And yet each of the players was well drawn and distinctive enough that I bought into each one?s wants and fears. Well crafted, intelligent and suspenseful. Loved it.

    - CluesSisters,


  • Clark Roberts says:

    When does this come out in audio?

    - Clark Roberts,


  • Paul from Dublin, Ireland says:

    Read all 3 books in 2 weeks, absolutely loved them. Lisbeth Salander is an amazing character. It didnt have the ending i wanted but it was a fitting end to a great trilogy.

    - Paul from Dublin, Ireland,


  • maxirexus south africa says:

    Have just read the first two books back to back – couldn’t put them down. Now want to read this last one – the girl who kicked the hornets nest.

    - maxirexus south africa,


  • Money says:

    I just finished 2. It is an amazing story. I expect 3.

    What time 3 come out in Taiwan?

    - Money,


  • bc says:

    Enjoyed 1st 2 & now waiting for library to get 3rd

    - bc,


  • Nessa says:

    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo got me hooked, and The Girth Who Played With Fire is killing me to read The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest! When does this get translated into English?

    - Nessa,


  • FLY – South Africa says:

    OMG – Stieg’s work is amazing. I’m on the last one and I’m finding it difficult to put it down.

    - FLY – South Africa,


  • admin says:

    Am in love with Lisbeth Salander!!! is the best trilogy!!!

    Gaby- florida


  • Michelle “Mike” Widner says:

    I’m dying. Now that I know this book exists, I can’t wait to download it. I loved the other two. Maybe I’ll have to listen to The Girl Who Played With Fire again.

    - Michelle “Mike” Widner,


  • admin says:

    I can´t wait to read it!! Larsson´s a really good writer. His work is well above conventional thrillers, and he makes you actually see the characters..

    Pity he died so young..

    - ,


  • MGA says:

    If, like me, you live in the US and can’t wait until May 2010 for The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest to be published here, you can buy it online at Blackwell’s (I did) or Amazon. Enjoy!

    - MGA,


  • Tom says:

    Seems like we are quite lucky in Germany to have all three books already available. After watching the first movie I bought all three books the day after. Just started reading the third one and have to admit: these books belong to the best books ever written !!!

    - Tom,


    • Carolyn McLuskie, says:

      I agree. On one hand I wanted to find out how it all ended and by the same token I didn’t want to finish the book. All three a surprisingly great read

      - Lynda,


  • Helen says:

    I have just this minute finished The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. I couldn’t wait to start reading it and once I started then couldn’t put it down. Wanted to find out what happened to Lisbeth so badly. I then realized that perhaps I should try to make it last as it will be the last book ever written by the author. A bitter sweet moment.

    - Helen,


    • admin says:

      Thanks Brendan. I just ordered it from bookdepository.com. I’m addicted

      -’couldn’t wait until Oct. 2010 until it hit US bookstores !

      - Jaana,


    • Lynda, says:

      thanks for the tip about where to get it! I didin’t even think of it till I read your comment. Just ordered it!!!

      - Sloane from MT,


  • mb says:

    How does a person in the US get a copy of The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest … no doubt they’re available in canada & England. Any ideas???

    - mb,


    • larsson_fan, says:

      Can someone tell me what the books are called in greek, and who is the publisher?

      - Lisbet,


    • Buzz, says:

      his spouse wont release it

      - kenni,


    • kevin greenlee, says:

      I think Stieg Larsson start writing the 4th volume, but died before finishes it… Hope they realease it, even unfinished…


    • Jeff, says:

      u r a strange agent thats all i can say


  • Ifigeneia says:

    I have just finished The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest.Here in Greece only the first two books were available…thank God I read the third in English. Unbelievably intersting books, I couldn’t stop reading at all!! Wish there was a forth one!

    - Ifigeneia,


    • Lisbet, says:

      These books are clearly not meant for children and if a child gets a hold of it the parent isn’t doing their job correctly.


    • kenni, says:

      Where can you buy this?


    • admin says:

      There’s a MOVIE out??? is it subtitled in English for dumb Americans? What’s the title of the film — same as the book? Where can I get it?

      - Carolyn McLuskie,


  • rainey says:

    from philippines here… we even have the book now.

    i already have one but im not reading it yet coz im not done with the 2nd yet.

    try ordering one from online book sites.

    theres a lot out of the copy out there already.

    im excited to read the 2nd and 3rd.

    - rainey,


    • Samantha L., says:

      You can order one from the Amazon UK site. That’s what I did.

      - kevin greenlee,


  • Mary says:

    I think this triology is my favourite. Stieg Larsson is an awesome writer!

    - Mary,


  • Ed Callahan says:

    I listened to the first two books read by Simon Vance. He did a great job with all the voices. I can’t wait for this book to be published by www.audible.com.

    - Ed Callahan,


    • eileen, says:

      I don’t read Swedish yet, but I hope to learn so that I can read at least one of the original books in its own language. While I agree with the comments of Leo and TM, curiosity will impel me to read the new continuation. After all, I watch television series which are “based on the characters created by” among others, Collin Dexter and his character Morse. You read or watch and you enjoy the characters and the idea, while under it all, you realize what you are watching is not what the original author would have done him/herself. Immitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and it does lend a certain amount of immortality to the original idea.

      - psquare, Friendship Heights,MD,


    • Jeff, says:

      I am sorry I was not able to suppress my desire for more of the joy I had in the original trilogy, but, then, self denial is not my long suite. I have to agree, though, that this effort stinks of cynicism and a distain for Stieg’s creations.

      - turtle,


  • R says:

    In an airport in South Africa I stood. In comes an older man holding a thick book, is clearly agitated and simply wants part 3 of the triolgy! I am intrigued and ask what the books are – he looks at me like I am mad, I have not read them? He just finished part 2 and was in a lunatic state for want of part 3…I go buy them and am TOTALLY hooked.

    - R,


  • Mary / Panama City, Panama says:

    If you are like me and can’t wait for the 3rd book to be released in the US, you can buy it in www.amazon.co.uk, and they’ll ship it to the US.

    - Mary / Panama City, Panama,


  • admin says:

    i was told the books were good- wrong, excellent


  • Kelly/Shaker Heights,OH says:

    OMG! Read the Dragon Tatoo this Autumn. Got

    Played with Fire for Christmas…could not put it

    down. Read all day Sturday and Monday(Would have

    read Sunday if we hadn’t been hosting another

    gathering!) Finished it last night and can’t wait to

    read Hornets Nest! Steig is an amazing read, the world lost him far too soon.

    - Kelly/Shaker Heights,OH,


    • Beth Chicago, says:

      marianne


  • Sortia says:

    Hi everybody,

    I live in Colombia, and I finished the third book two weeks ago, it was AMAZING!!!This books got me from the first pages…

    I also watched the fist two movies and I’m dying to find the third one.. any idea were can I get the DVD??

    - Sortia,


    • MariaC /Panama City, Panama, says:

      We are listening to it now. We miss Mr. Vance.

      - Jeff,


    • admin says:

      Audible has someone else reading Hornets’ Nest

      - eileen,


  • Kathy says:

    Is the Hornets Nest book already in publication?

    - Kathy,


  • MD, San Diego, CA says:

    I was hooked from the minute I started reading “The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo”. then I read “The Girl Who Played with Fire” I COULDN’T GET ENOUGH…-my good friend went to South Africa and she brought me back “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” for my birthday-I told her it was the best birthday gift I had ever recieved in my entire life. Steig -thank you for the three best reads ever. I am so hooked!!!! Cant wait to see the movies.

    - MD, San Diego, CA,


  • Beth says:

    The first took books were fascinating! There never was a dull moment. I found the second book an easier read; but nonetheless equally well-written! I’m waiting to read the 3rd once it becomes available!… Lisbeth’s character is unlike any I’ve every read about!

    - Beth,


  • lisbethrules says:

    I read the book. Just finished . It was phenomenal

    - lisbethrules,


    • Beth chicago, says:

      Couldn’t agree with you more!!!!

      - Beth

      - Chicago,


  • Salvatore says:

    I’ve just finished all the trilogy! It was amazing to read and live the story. It filled my days, I lost my dad last on 10 december and Stieg Larsson’s books were a good company for me. Thank you, Stieg.

    - Salvatore,


  • Robert Sutherland says:

    Great author.Died much too soon

    - Robert Sutherland,


  • carol elkies says:

    this author’s life was cut too short…i am enjoying many scandanavian writers whose translated books have found their way to america…have u read arnuldur iritasson, asa larssen and johan theorin

    - carol elkies,


    • salvatore, says:

      you can buy the book on amazonuk.com

      - csf,


  • Salvatore says:

    I’ve just finished all the trilogy! It was amazing to read and live the story. It filled my days, I lost my dad last on 10 december and Stieg Larsson’s books were a good company for me. Thank you, Stieg.

    - Salvatore,


  • Robert Sutherland says:

    Great author.Died much too soon

    - Robert Sutherland,


  • carol elkies says:

    this author’s life was cut too short…i am enjoying many scandanavian writers whose translated books have found their way to america…have u read arnuldur iritasson, asa larssen and johan theorin

    - carol elkies,


    • salvatore, says:

      Thanks


  • Ina de Boer – Breda – the Netherlands says:

    I finished the third book this morning (3 A.M.; I couldn’t put it aside). There are so many unanswered questions that I can understand that Stieg had the meaning to make up to 10 books. E.g. what happened to Camilla Salander? Is she the third grave? Why didn’t use Lisbeth the recordings of her discussion with her father on her Palm? And so on …. I really hope that the 4th book will be published. And I understand why it isn’t up till now. It’s a difficult situation for Eva. It’s really a pitty that Stieg never made time for a will, knowing of the old-fashion laws in Sweden. But I enjoyed every syllable in all three books.

    - Ina de Boer – Breda – the Netherlands,


    • Net, says:

      the title is not meant to be taken literally!!! she is playing with danger in the story… the only way to avoid getting stung by hornets after kicking a nest would be to run like hell.

      - jubes,


    • admin says:

      In Swedish thay are named1. Men who hate women2. The girl who played with fire3. The aircastle that was blown up

      - janne,


    • puzzle, says:

      you can also download an audio book from any torrent site. the book on audio is quite long but worth it!

      - puzzle,


    • admin says:

      I just received the book from Amazon U. K. It took about 10 days.

      - Bill H.,


    • Erin, says:

      The 3rd book is already out in English since October.


  • Thomas says:

    great books… just finished the last one… what a page-turner… Lisbeth Salander is one of the most fasinating characters ever see the light of day…

    - Thomas,


  • Cindy says:

    just finished ‘fire’…..have to wait for the stores to open to rush to buy ‘nest’! WOW!

    - Cindy,


    • Bill H., says:

      no, thank you for your tip

      -off

      - salvatore,


  • Ina de Boer – Breda – the Netherlands says:

    I finished the third book this morning (3 A.M.; I couldn’t put it aside). There are so many unanswered questions that I can understand that Stieg had the meaning to make up to 10 books. E.g. what happened to Camilla Salander? Is she the third grave? Why didn’t use Lisbeth the recordings of her discussion with her father on her Palm? And so on …. I really hope that the 4th book will be published. And I understand why it isn’t up till now. It’s a difficult situation for Eva. It’s really a pitty that Stieg never made time for a will, knowing of the old-fashion laws in Sweden. But I enjoyed every syllable in all three books.

    - Ina de Boer – Breda – the Netherlands,


    • admin says:

      I just received the book from Amazon U. K. It took about 10 days.

      - Bill H.,


    • admin says:

      I orderd it from Amazon UK as well and I should get it in Minnesota next week. I am curious how many orders outside of the UK were ordered for this book.

      - Jayne,


    • puzzle, says:

      I advanced ordered it many months ago on Amazon uk using my US credit card and got an email this morning saying it just shipped!! Yahoo!!! Yes you can get it just like anything else on Amazon.

      - Jeanne,


    • Net, says:

      I bought the book through amazon.com in spanish but I also saw the 3 in english and I live in the US. You don’t have to wait until next year! Enjoy

      - Sandy,


    • Erin, says:

      thanks soo much hun!!! I just got it! Im so excited and I should be here around

      - Brittany,


  • Thomas says:

    great books… just finished the last one… what a page-turner… Lisbeth Salander is one of the most fasinating characters ever see the light of day…

    - Thomas,


  • Cindy says:

    just finished ‘fire’…..have to wait for the stores to open to rush to buy ‘nest’! WOW!

    - Cindy,


    • Bill H., says:

      no, thank you for your tip

      -off

      - salvatore,


  • Chris Moerles, Tulsa, OK says:

    It’s always an awesome event to read the works of an Author that you had never read before … and when those novels turn out to be fascinating. Losing Steig, just when I found him, is very sad.

    - Chris Moerles, Tulsa, OK,


    • victoria damiani, Cols, OH, says:

      Yes Ina, you are right… there are so many ananswered questions: What happened to Camilla is one of the big story we probably never get to know ;


  • Chris Moerles, Tulsa, OK says:

    It’s always an awesome event to read the works of an Author that you had never read before … and when those novels turn out to be fascinating. Losing Steig, just when I found him, is very sad.

    - Chris Moerles, Tulsa, OK,


    • victoria damiani, Cols, OH, says:

      Yes Ina, you are right… there are so many ananswered questions: What happened to Camilla is one of the big story we probably never get to know ;


  • Claudia I., Romania, Cluj-Napoca says:

    Maybe Steig wanted us to discover and find the answers to our own questions… i think we have to make our own “next book” … i just loved all novels, didn’t wanted to get at the end of the 3rd novel…impressing !!!!

    - Claudia I., Romania, Cluj-Napoca,


  • Claudia I., Romania, Cluj-Napoca says:

    Maybe Steig wanted us to discover and find the answers to our own questions… i think we have to make our own “next book” … i just loved all novels, didn’t wanted to get at the end of the 3rd novel…impressing !!!!

    - Claudia I., Romania, Cluj-Napoca,


  • Raquel Skondin says:

    I can NOT wait for this book to be released. Stieg Larsson is a complete genius.

    - Raquel Skondin,


    • admin says:

      I absoltuley agree

      - victoria damiani, Cols, OH,


  • A.C- Victoria, Australia says:

    Departed far too soon, leaving behind not only, what many may call, the beginning of a masterpiece, but several unanswered questions…

    - A.C- Victoria, Australia,


  • Raquel Skondin says:

    I can NOT wait for this book to be released. Stieg Larsson is a complete genius.

    - Raquel Skondin,


    • admin says:

      I absoltuley agree

      - victoria damiani, Cols, OH,


  • A.C- Victoria, Australia says:

    Departed far too soon, leaving behind not only, what many may call, the beginning of a masterpiece, but several unanswered questions…

    - A.C- Victoria, Australia,


  • stickneytwins@aol.com says:

    where on line in UK or elsewhere can I buy this novel???

    - stickneytwins@aol.com,


    • sofie, says:

      I have finished the first two books, wantto read the third one but will wait as I know it is the last one. I cried at particular lines in both books; the first one when Lisbeth realised she was in love and in the second book when Mikael felt as if someone squeezed his heart, if I could ever write something that impacted on another human in such a way – I would feel fantastic!!

      - Beth N. Ireland,


    • David says:

      Rob Smith


  • ed royal says:

    - ed royal,


  • siobhan says:

    Unfortunately, I cant’ thank Larsson enough for the characters he created in his trilogy…..Salander is a ‘kick ass’ female & Blomkist is a protector…..great reading….

    - siobhan,


  • Lyman Ward says:

    I raced though Dragon Tattoo and Played With Fire and I’m hungry for Hornet’s Nest. Where is it available in the U.S.?

    - Lyman Ward,


    • Larissa Laska, says:

      WHSmiths?!

      - sofie,


  • David Pyles, Nelson, NH, USA says:

    I want to thank my local bookstore owner who imported copies of the UK version of Hornet’s Nest, and my friends who gave me a copy for Christmas. These 3 novels have been one of the best trilogies I’ve ever read.

    - David Pyles, Nelson, NH, USA,


    • JZ, says:

      Amazon.com. I just ordered mine. You have to get the British Import though…. because the American version doesn’t come out until May this year.

      - Larissa Laska,


  • lina says:

    these tree books are absolutely perfect!

    i haven t read better books in my whole life!

    i wish stieg larsson was still in live in order to wright books like the millenium trilogy!

    - lina,


  • Mccoy says:

    Can anyone tell me when this third book will be available in Canada?

    - Mccoy,


    • JZ, says:

      Can you tell me the name of the shop?

      - JZ,


    • J.Girauld, says:

      Amazon.uk.com

      - David ,


  • bobt syd australia says:

    Wow, thank you Sir for a great read. Yet Now I feel so empty,I want to know so much more of the characters in this Millennium.

    - bobt syd australia,


  • karenm says:

    i have just devoured the first two books,deciding which companyto buy the third from. I wont lend these to anyone.

    - karenm,


  • Conrad Kirk says:

    Best books i have read in a long time

    - Conrad Kirk,


  • Mary says:

    The first 2 books are the best reading. I look forward to the 3rd with great anticipation. I find myself trying to think like Lisbeth and to calculate her next move. Fun Stuff. I look forward to reading other books by the author.

    - Mary,


    • Lynn, says:

      It is supposed to be released in the US May 25, 2010. Perhaps the Canadian release date is the same.

      - JZ,


  • Monette Cormanez says:

    A brilliant and striking nowel, I just can’t stop totally gripping!

    Monette Cormanez 01/2010

    - Monette Cormanez,


  • Lynette, Cape Town South Africa says:

    Totally gripping ‘Tattoo’ and ‘Fire’. My bookstore has one copy left of ‘Hornet’ which has my name next to it i am glad to say…… I anxiously look forward to reading the final novel in this millenium trilogy. Thank you Mr.Larsson for renewing my interest in reading after many years. May you rest in peace.

    /…

    - Lynette, Cape Town South Africa,


  • Kelly, Ohio, USA says:

    LOVED this book (just as much as the other two). Definitely a huge fan, recommend to everyone who loves thrillers!

    - Kelly, Ohio, USA,


  • eleonor jordan says:

    I just finish the third book!AWESOME! Does anybody knows when the movies are coming to USA

    - eleonor jordan,


  • eleonor jordan says:

    I am 20 pages away to finish this book.Superrrrrr.I am going to miss Lisbeth, and Kalle Blomkvist became my platonic love ,but Annika Giannini was brilliant!Love it and can’t wait for the movies.Does anybody knows when are they going to be show in United States?

    - eleonor jordan,


  • Nora Schmitt says:

    I have never wished that a 600 page book was longer in my life! I loved every single page.

    - Nora Schmitt,


  • Éva says:

    A very enjoyable book, but also frightening, it could have even happened…!!! Enjoyed the smartness and eventful story, I wish Swedish names would be easier to memorise.

    - Éva,


  • Rob Roberts says:

    My d aughteer bought this in Geneva last week – why is iyt not available in USA or UK until much lat er ?

    - Rob Roberts,


    • peter armstrong, says:

      who did you order it through?

      - NMCG,


  • Des Burke-Kennedy says:

    Probably the best Thriller I have ever read – a total page turner – clever, well written and impossible to put down – what a great pity the author died at such a young age.

    - Des Burke-Kennedy,


  • S-divalicious says:

    The books are the best fiction i have ever read-gripping and truly astounding..

    - S-divalicious,


  • yunfeng. lu. says:

    i hope that we chinese can read these books with chinese transformation soon….

    - yunfeng. lu.,


  • admin says:

    Hi…i have not read these books YET. Just saw The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest in my local bookstore and was kinda intrigued…My daughter kicked a wasp nest a cpl years back and video taped it and put it on youtube. Hope to read your book soon. Brigitte


  • M.P says:

    I finished the second book within 3 days and I can’t wait to read the 3rd one!

    I live in greece and I want to persuade the book in greek in order to understand every possible detail!

    Does anyone know when the greek translated book will be available and where?

    I would be grateful….thanks!

    - M.P,


  • DP-India says:

    The third book was a fitting finale to the trilogy. I read the court scenes of Annika tearing apart Peter Teleborian a dozen times! What is special is that each of his books is so different from the other and brilliant in their own right!

    We’ll miss you, Stieg!

    - DP-India,


  • From Amsterdam, The Netherlands says:

    Damn, I finished all 3 books. Wish there were more…

    Thank you mister Larsson. Great intelligent story, great writing. I’m gonna miss Lisbeth and Mikael.

    - From Amsterdam, The Netherlands,


    • Beth N. Ireland, says:

      I was told end of nov 09


  • admin says:

    Just finished the third book and loved it. I find each volume is unique and continues to reveal more about each character. I ordered it from Amazon.com/uk and received it in about a week and a half. Then sent a friend in California a copy from Amazon/Uk also, and she was thrilled. I do hope a fourth volume can be gostwritten and published. I feel sad that Ihave finished the third volume. Big fan in Louisiana, USA Alma


  • love garg says:

    just finished reading the second book nd its 3 o clock in the morning simply terrific cant wait to read third one

    - love garg,


  • Kagiso – Durban, South Africa says:

    Cannot wait to read number three! Had about a chapter or two left of ‘Dragon’on Sunday night and I just knew I had to get ‘Fire’ on Monday. This morning, I could not wait to get to the book store again to get ‘Hornet’…scrap all plans for Friday night…I have a date with Salander and Kalle….

    Wow, I have not been this impressed with a book and sequel in a very long time. I love the characters and Salander is something else…she is npthing like any character I have ever come across whether in print or celluloid.

    Well done Stieg! May your sould rest in proud peace…wish you could have done more.

    - Kagiso – Durban, South Africa,


  • KJK South Africa says:

    Just finished Book I. Excellent! Am starting Book II tonight…

    - KJK South Africa,


  • Jith says:

    I am just finishing the first book and cant wait to go into reading next two…which is very unusual for me….Great Reads

    - Jith,


  • Abigail, México City says:

    I’m sorry, I meant UNTIL yesterday!

    - Abigail, México City,


  • Abigail, México City says:

    A friend recommended this book to me, since she had heard very good comments, I bought it and loved it. Then she gave me the second as a present and I was amazed with the story, can’t wait to read the 3rd. I hadn’t heard anything about the movie release or anything, since yesterday, and we all know a movie is never gonna be as good as a book, but I think it was a good adaptation. Good job Sweden!

    - Abigail, México City,


  • Andrea, UK says:

    Only read first 2 books but absolutely brilliant – couldn’t put them down – best 2 books I’ve ever read. Just ordered the last one and can’t wait to start it.

    - Andrea, UK,


  • Maureen says:

    Fantastic reading, I just couldn’t put them down.Looking for the next one.

    - Maureen,


  • admin says:

    I just finished reading the books and I am thrilled to see the Millenium movie.


  • admin says:

    I bought the 3rd in madrid – it is as amazing as the first two – i ave 100 pages left…..


  • Gillian Beatty says:

    I have finished the first book – “Girl with the D.Tattoo” and am feeling that I want to spin out the time before getting the 2nd and then the 3rd. I hope to see the movie soon. Is it on DVD ?

    Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic book…couldn’t put it down for 2 days. Thankyou Stieg. He was a genius.

    - Gillian Beatty,


  • Larry R, Delray Beach, Fl says:

    Read “the girl with the dragon tatto” first, 1st 120 pages (large print) a bit slow…..lots of names, not too important. Then WOW, loved it. “the girl who played w/ fire” even better. Waiting to get my eyes on hornet nest. Pity author died, he was great! Friend saw movie in Australia and said it didn’t come close. If you really like this author, try Wilbur Smith and start with “birds of prey”

    - Larry R, Delray Beach, Fl,


    • admin says:

      Thank you so much ..I have DVD at home:) I love it:)

      - SWS/ Sweden,


  • Paul – London says:

    The plot summary on this site is a spoiler for those who haven’t read book 2 yet.

    How about simplifying it for those who are new to the trilogy?

    - Paul – London,


  • D.R.JAMES says:

    have just finished reading THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO what a thrilling story of crime after the first 120 pages couldnt put it down.Cant wait to read the follow ups

    - D.R.JAMES ,


  • niki GREECE says:

    i read THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO in one day it was fantastic

    - niki GREECE,


  • Evelyn Hollis says:

    I started and finished the The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I have not stayed up all night in a long time to read a book but I couldn’t put it down. Now I got to find the 2nd book

    - Evelyn Hollis,


    • Pig Love, says:

      When is it supposed to be released?


    • Sandra Owen, says:

      Dymocs in Australia


    • kare Anderson, says:

      Where can I get the 3rd book? In the US it is not released until March of 2010.

      - Erin,


  • Kristaj says:

    I think Larsson planned more books in this series. the question of Lisbeth’s Salander’s sister is open. Who is Camilla? Where is she and why does Lisbeth hate her so much? Zalachenko seemed to like her.

    - Kristaj,


    • kristaj, says:

      Book 2 is the best book I’ve ever read

      - Pig Love,


  • MK says:

    I loved both The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire for many reasons, but primarily the three main characters. Lisbeth’s situation illustrates everything that is wrong in a world obsessed with money, power and control. She was sacrificed at the altar of ambition and loses her ability to trust enough to love in the process. Blomkvist’s zeal and uncorruptible nature are things sadly lacking in the world today. Berger’s practicality and steadfast loyalty are also sorely needed in a world that sells its soul for the next shiny toy. Finally, despite the many blows that she has received, Lisbeth never loses her belief in justice even if she has to nudge it along with her own sturdy boots.

    This trilogy of remarkable characters gives me hope and has inspired me. I lament Stieg’s death, but it won’t be in vain. I plan to keep believing that people care enough to work towards a better world.

    Thanks Eva for helping to bring these books out…I hope that you write some of your own and continue the tradition even if you populate them with new characters.

    - MK,


    • admin says:

      Ahh. I see now that 10 novels were planned! How sad that we will never know what was going to happen!!!

      - kristaj,


  • jenn says:

    where can i read it for free

    - jenn,


    • ken, says:

      Some might say that Bomkvist wanted to have his cake and eat it too ref. his various sexual partners. It devastated Lisbeth when she saw him again with Berger, and it wouldn’t have been a trilogy, most likely, had Lisbeth killed herself instead of leaving. Even two women weren’t enough for Blomquist. The characters were written by a man, of course, but in real life jealousy often results in death and destruction as a result of making a partner feel duped, uncertain, secondary, used, toyed with, minimized, etc. In the book he loved and cared for all the women with the women feeling the same way about him – and all, for the most part, were open minded and undertanding. Perhaps one of the charaters should have ended up with herpes to see how it affected them all, or how a pregnancy or two would have worked out for them – how that would have affected feelings toward him and affected outcomes (such as his having to care for a baby at the last moment and unable to run off and save a life due to other responsibilities – or would the woman always have been the understanding and supportive one who let him continue to live his bachelor, adventurous life. Or, another scenario could have been that one woman started stalking him and creating havoc or if a disgruntled husband or boyfriend did. Human nature seems to, for most, be to care for one person and to react if that caring is threatened. Rationalizing away feelings of jealousy doesn’t always work. On various levels for many individuals there would have been more consequences to being just one of several – but all was conveniently convenient in most instances in the book so that it worked out for all concerned – or they were expected in Sweden to be open

      -minded. None of the women were enough for Blomquist, not quite enough. but all were accepting or more or less the same as he was, just wanting him now and again. In other instances the women might have been seen as pathetic and he as a user, or the women as users and self centered. Some who read the book, if religious, might find the multi

      -partner situation immoral, but then most authority figures in the book were thought negative. It wasn’t all that bad in the book for anyone except Lisbeth, it seems, but she was hurt. That whole open minded anything goes with caring thing – am not sure about that in reality on some levels.I am not a religious fanatic, by the way – just saying . . . . nb. I read the first two books this week and now have to go to find The Hornet’s Nest – but I can’t buy it until I finish my taxes. I will start reading it and not stop, so can’t buy it – yet.


    • p, says:

      I haven’t read “Dragon”, but read “The Girl…” and it was exciting and you better rest up before you read it because you won’t be able to sleep with this one either!

      - Sandra Owen,


    • AMP, says:

      then you will love the care he took to pull all the threads together in a credible, riveting way in the 3rd book

      - kare Anderson,


  • Patricia, Ireland says:

    I have just finished reading ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’ it was wonderful, I really enjoyed it. I wish more than anything that Mr.Larsson was still alive as his books are wonderful and Lisbeth is such an original and brilliant character. The 3rd novel offers a fantastic ending to the trilogy. I can’t help feeling Mr. Larsson set Lisbeth up for many more adventures unfortunately we won’t get the chance to read about them but at least he left her in a good place.

    - Patricia, Ireland,


    • Janet, says:

      idk

      - ken,


  • RKD says:

    The Gril with the Dragon Tatto caused me to have some real emotions about the world I live in today. It was so solid and the best I have read in a LONG LONG time.

    - RKD,


  • RoRo says:

    why is it called “the girl that kicked the hornet’s nest” doesn’t make sense with the summary but whatever.

    - RoRo,


    • janne, says:

      ebooks are online

      - p,


    • emmmmaz, says:

      At your public library

      - AMP,


    • Murk, says:

      I wanted Lisbeth to find her sister………

      - Janet,


    • jubes, says:

      You can get the book on eBay.

      - Net,


  • Steve B says:

    I read the first two books and I they were both fantastic. Two of the top five books I have ever read. Larsson was an incredible story teller. I cannot wait to read the Hornet’s Nest.

    - Steve B,


  • Carina says:

    I read the first book and I really like it , but can somebody tell me if it has kind of a good end for Lisbeth. I mean I know she doesn’t end up with Mikael , but I was hopping for her to have somebody.

    - Carina,


    • Bianca, says:

      Don’t get any ideas! That’s rather scary

      - but they are good books.

      - K Larson

      -Ness,


  • Bianca says:

    i love the book first two books. i totally love it! Because of Mr. Larsson’s creativity in creating the character of Lisbeth. It changed my perspective towards other people.

    - Bianca,


  • admin says:

    It will haunt me forever that he died before finshing the series


  • Kim says:

    The three books were absolutely delightful. I never came across something that is even close to the intriguing stories in the books. It’s too sad that Larsson has passed and his creativity can no longer be shared.

    - Kim,


    • Krishna, says:

      i just read the last part. I think it’s an “open conclusion”

      -i’m not sure if it is the right term. but i really think the whole story is more on camaraderie rather than love.

      - Bianca,


  • Denise says:

    I’ve read Dragon Tattoo. Would you advise me to read the next two books in order and do they hold up seperately?

    - Denise,


    • Matthew, says:

      Breaks my heart.

      - Krishna,


    • L. Drewes, says:

      Yes, I also couldn’t wait, and ordered from the UK. It took more like two weeks to arrive, arrived defective (soaked from the mails) so that I am now waiting for a replacement.

      - Sam,


    • Denise, says:

      It’s only getting released in the US market in June 2010, but amazon UK has the english edition available now. Noreason to wait for another 8 months to read the final book. Order it now from Amazon UK. Took about 1 week to get my book..and got them yesterday…

      - Shyam,


    • Dixie, says:

      it’s already out if i am not wrong

      - Jing Yi,


  • kiwiiski says:

    I just can’t believe this! I’m from Brazil and I just finished the two books of millennium!! In just a week! Oh god, is no fair! He was so good! Now what is gonna happen to us? Crazy people that wants the end of it??? Y_Y

    - kiwiiski,


    • batmanissane, says:

      Need to read the books in order.

      - Matthew,


  • kevin mcdonald says:

    the three novels are simply trash. NOt anything like american mystery novels. Too much prosaic gore instead of implied violence. And the subtitles get a little weary after three such movies.

    - kevin mcdonald,


    • o.k. mcdonald, says:

      I was kinda hoping lizbeth and mikael could find eachother again. It’s obvious their into eachother.

      - batmanissane,


    • admin says:

      Don’t bother with the third, sorry to say.

      - L. Drewes,


    • admin says:

      Thanks for the advice Matthew and Dixie. I just finished the second book in order and will get Hornets Nest next. These books just seem to take you out of your life and into the books life. Have truly enjoyed them.

      - Denise,


    • mcdonald, says:

      Yes, the Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is virtually the second half of the Girl who Played with Fire. I suppose you could read them out of order but it would be a shame and you’d miss a lot. These books are so crammed full of details, unfamiliar names and references, I would strongly suggest you avoid unnecessary confusion and read two and three in sequence. They are worth it.

      - Dixie,


    • D.L. GREEN, RALEIGH, NC USA, says:

      I read the first teo in a matter of hours


    • larson, says:

      h rosei reading it now its very very hard work, as lots of new characters its a struggle.

      - h rose england,


    • admin says:

      Can’t wait to read this one.

      - Jerry,


  • mrkaich says:

    I have finished the second book and well on my way into the third… WOW! I don’t like to read and I had found these books exciting to say the least. I read an article in Newsweek about two months ago giving a synopsis of the author and his books. I found the information intriguing, the next day I ordered the trilogy from Amazon. During my recent vacation I started reading the first two books, I couldn’t put the books down. I now have a new appreciation for reading! I wish that there could be some sort of settlement arranged regarding Larsson’s Fourth book and the outlines for the remaining six. I’m sure he would have wanted the series to continue.

    - mrkaich,


  • L. Drewes says:

    The first two books, with beautiful prose, beautiful translation, beautiful descriptions, exciting, everything anyone can say is true. Sadly, disappointingly However, HOWEVER, I can’t get through the third. It is tiresome, and clearly, clearly, written by an out of work xxxxxx lawyer from New Yawk. It is awkward due mainly to relentless juvenile description formulas… he said, he did, he was… almost guess it was farmed out over the internet it is SO BAD. He obviously did research and added it in… it is not the work of the original author as the culture is very absent. Names of people are awfully conspicuously made up, for maximum J culture impact and bad humour.

    There is also no compelling story to the third as in the other two, it is a bad wrap up of facts. Finally, the coup comes with the fact that the first two are about finessing the women. In the third, the “author” ‘disses’ (disrespects) Lisbeth and downplays Blomkvists signature relationships, not resolving their creative sides. I can go on, but won’t

    - L. Drewes,


    • b.thomas says:

      You know children are gong to read and see these stories. What happened to wholesome clean movies that kids can relate to. Rapes and gore just an’ going to do it.

      - o.k. mcdonald,


  • Christina says:

    i fell in love with the first two books, but I’m almost afraid to read the third. Not because a few people said it was not as good as the other two, but because I