Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larson

#3 Millennium Trilogy
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Random House Audio
Genre: Mystery
Pages: audio
Challenges:
My rating: 4/5

I don’t really feel like I need to do a normal review and tell you what this book is about.  Most of you have already read it. If you haven’t, you’ve at least heard about it and have an idea about it.  Ok, you might not know exactly what this book is about, but you’ve heard of the trilogy.
Overall, loved this one.  This is my favorite book in the whole trilogy. It kept my interest from start to finish and I found myself finding things to do to where I could listen to the audio book on my ipod and not be distracted.

I love Lisbeth Salander.  She’s so kick-ass.  Sure, she’s socially awkward, but other than that, love her.  It’s her character that made this entire series for me.  I grew to like other characters, but it was her character that first hooked me.  I found myself bringing her up in conversations, like she’s a real person.   I needed to confirm an IP address on a co-worker’s pc and he gave it to me but then joked that he was worried I was going to hack into it. I responded and said I was going to ask Lisbeth Salander to do that since I didn’t have her mad skillz.  He didn’t reply.  I guess he hasn’t read these books. Or he thought I was crazy.    When you read a book and want to meet at least one of the characters, you know the writer has some skills.  Sure, I’ll like a lot of characters in books..they can make or break the story.  However, it’s not that often that I feel this kind of draw towards a character.   So for that alone, I would recommend this series to others.
So really, that’s about all I have to say about this.  I loved it, I want to meet Lisbeth, and I’m sad there aren’t more books with her in them.

Oh, and yes I did listen to the audio version. I actually prefer to listen to chunksters instead of read them. I’m always put off by the size. Anyway…the narrator is Simon Vance. He is fantastic! I wouldn’t hesitate to listen to another book by him.

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I haven't even started this series yet. I want to get the first one read before I see the new movie that's coming out. The movie trailer has really piqued my interest.

Kris said...

oh..I'm going to have to watch the trailer, haven't seen it yet. I did think this was a great series, I hope you get to the first soon.