Fiction/Mystery: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson

Read in October. Since I’ve been doing reviews in any old order…I’m almost caught up!! Yipee!!

Also known as Book 3 of the Millennium trilogy. I am SUCH a huge fan of this trilogy. I picked up The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on a whim. Blew through it like a crazy person. LOVE. Then I was so excited in Dublin last February to find The Girl Who Played with Fire already out there. Loved that one just as much. As SOON as book 3 was released in the UK, I ordered it from because HELLO I could NOT wait.

And it was completely worth it.

These are dark, nasty, sadistic books. They are also exquisitely plotted with seriously intelligent, persistent, strong and attractive (in more than one way) characters. They are entertaining and deep and completely fascinating and honestly it is so hard to get anything else done when you are reading them because you just do NOT want to put them down.

So bummed that there will be no more books by this dude (he died shortly after turning in all three manuscripts to his publisher) because they are some of the best books I’ve read in years.

Stieg Larsson and Tana French: revolutionizing the SMART mystery category. These are so far above genre books. Truly literature. Truly fantastic.

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