Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
By Steig Larsson

576 pages
20 hours and 20 minutes listening time

Grade B+

Here is the thing, I have been sitting on this review for a month or so now. A MONTH! And you would think that I would come up with WAY more to say about it than what I am going to. So I am sad to disappoint.

This book did not live up to my expectations. I was expecting SO much more. So much more in depth umph that I got with the first, and mildly with the second books in the series. But I just didn't. Ok now I LOVE Lisbeth Salander; she has got to be the most bad assed female character in any book I have ever read EVER. And I like Mikael Blomkvist. I enjoyed the rest of the characters. But it still just lacked umph.

The thing is, I spent the whole book wishing that what I thought wasn't what was going to happen, because as much as I like being right, with this series, I wanted to be surprised and with the first two books I never knew what the heck was going on. With this one, I always knew what was going to happen next.

So here is the deal, you need this book to finish the series. But this series is just like Back to the Future. The first is the best, the second only bridges the first and the third, and the third is just an oddball, but you need closure. Jumping jiggawatts, I am glad this review is over!

PS, I HATED the ending. Period. There could have been a million and one ways to end it, and the lamest way was picked.

PPS, I also know that Mr. Larsson died before this book was complete. Maybe that is the problem, but either way.....Just think Back to the Future....

1 comment:

Christina said...

Have you watched any of the movies? I loved the entire seasons, but I agree with you, the first book was so amazing. I've never read anything like it before.