Monday, September 12, 2011

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

I finished it! And I couldn't stop reading it. Yes, I have joined the countless others who became so engrossed in the story of Lisbeth Salander, that I really hope that the legal battle involving Larsson's unfinished manuscripts are resolved so that his partner Eva Gabrielsson can complete and publish them. Once again, I say read these books, but read them in order, they don't make sense otherwise. This is the conclusion of the trilogy. Where Lisbeth's story is completed and her trial takes place. I think it was well written and enjoyable reading.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Girl Who Played With Fire by Steig Larsson

This is the second of the Millennium trilogy by Steig Larsson and the book where Lisbeth Salander really gets to you. In the way of, I need to keep reading this series and finds out what will happen to her. So much so that I immediately jumped into the third book of the series (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest) and now that I'm reflecting on the second book, I want to make sure I don't mix up the story with the third. The continue on to each other quite nicely. Again, I feel as I must state that these books are graphic so if that turns your stomach, skip these books. But you are really missing out. These are great books. In this, the second book, you start to find out Lisbeth's past. Why was she placed into a psychiatric hospital at a young age? Why is she placed under guardianship, even though she is of age? The answers will shock you. The scope of the mystery widens in ways completely unexpected. And as for Mikel Bloomkvist? He's back too. And she doesn't want to have anything to do with him. That doesn't mean that he doesn't want to have anything to do with her. Of course none of this would make any sense if you haven't read the first book, so make sure you read them in order. And have the next one handy as you will want to keep reading.