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Monday, January 2, 2012

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

The last one in the trilogy, and it was good enough that I found myself brainstorming about who I would like to have ghost write more books for this series.  It's not short and it's not short on characters, but it's still good.  Good enough to give away as a matter of fact!  More on that later....

Lisbeth Salander was left in a very precarious situation at the end of The Girl Who Played with Fire.  Seriously injured and in a huge legal mess, she wakes up in a hospital.  Though she's under arrest and guarded, she is unable to flee due to the severity of the injuries she sustained.  Even worse, the reason she's injured and in a legal mess - her father - is a few doors down recovering and plotting his revenge on her.  It's not a good place to be.  But things have been set in motion that are above and way beyond just Lisbeth and our intrepid journalist Michael Blomkvist.

Blomkvist is still digging up as much information as he can about Lisbeth's life and the circumstances surrounding the death of two of his friends.  He's being followed, as well as the rest of the staff at the Millenium, and his sister (acting as Lisbeth's attorney) is also being followed and is mugged.  His apartment has been broken into, his cell phone is tapped, and people are doing their best to undermine his investigation which happens to include an attempt on his life.  His life is also not a great place to be at the time.

However, through a long and ever-expanding list of characters, Blomkvist and Lisbeth manage to bring the truth to light.  I'm being intentionally vague because I don't want to ruin any of the suspense for anyone who hasn't read the book yet.  I really liked this whole series and that's due in part to the fact that I couldn't easily predict what was going to happen next.  I don't want to ruin that for anyone else.  My only complaint about the final installment of this series is that I felt like I needed to get a whiteboard and start charting the characters so I could keep track of everyone.  There are A LOT of people running around in the second and third books.  A LOT.  And in my expert opinion (I'm an expert at having opinions, not necessarily an expert about which I'm opining.), I'm not sure we needed all of the characters.  But overall, I was sad to finish this book.  I want there to be more, and not just because I want Daniel Craig to have more work.  Though that's certainly not a bad thing....

I'm giving this book away! I loved all three in this series.  The first one is currently in theaters if you somehow missed all the blathering on I've done about Daniel Craig.  And the third one can be in your hands if you get randomly selected.  How do you make this possible?  It's as simple as a few clicks of the mouse.
1.  Follow our blog.  You'll see the word "Followers" on the upper right of the blog, and if you haven't followed yet that's where you can get started.  Once you have become an official follower, or if you already were a follower, leave a comment on this post saying you follow The Family Addiction.  Please leave your email address in the comment as well so we can contact you if you win.  To reduce the likelihood of spam or scams, use this format: youremailaddress(at)youremailservice(dot)com.  As an example, luvrbooks(at)gmail(dot)com.
2.  Doing that is one entry.  For another entry, Like our facebook page.  You can find it here.  Then leave a comment that you're an official Liker along with your email address.
3.  That's two entries if you did all that by Wednesday, January 4, midnight CST!  We'll randomly select from the entries that are there by Wednesday, January 4, midnight CST and notify a lucky Follower/Liker/Commenter by email.
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  1. O.K. I will read the next two books. We will see if our opinions are the same after the next book. I follow The Family Addiction blog. Always need new ideas for good books.

  2. I follow The Family Addiction :)