Sunday, October 04, 2009

New Review: Stieg Larsson and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

Rarely has a book been so anticipated in the crime fiction world: the return of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist in the final part of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy. For my part, these books are to be savoured if at all possible and so I am extremely grateful that Maxine has taken up the challenge of the short deadline, (the book was embargoed until a few days before the publishing date), to read and review Millennium 3: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest which was released on 1 October in the UK.

Stieg Larsson has been all over the papers these last few days:

The Independent asks: What was the secret of Stieg Larsson's extraordinary success?

and there have been recent profiles in The Times and The Telegraph.

plus reviews of Hornets' Nest in the papers:

Express

The Guardian

The Times 1 and 2.

So what does Maxine say about it..well, you can now read her review here.

She has previously reviewed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire.

Reg Keeland who has translated all three books, has his own blog here.

Even though the series is sadly now finished, there are the films to look forward to and Maxine and I were not disappointed with the filmed version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo which we saw a few weeks ago.

2 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Thanks for posting Maxine's review! Such a compelling series!

Reg said...

Thanks for all the links! I'm jealous you've seen the movie, which I almost went to in May when I was in Copenhagen, but decided to go to Tivoli instead. Hope everyone enjoys the exciting conclusion of Lisbeth and Mikael's adventures.