A hornet's nest is created by chewed bark, wood pulp or plant material lasting several months and reach the size of a basketball and as when most things become larger they become heavier. Such was the case with Stieg Larsson's third in a trilogy, "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest The more I read, the heavier the book became, taking longer than usual to finish. Only a hornet or two of excitement and intrigue buzzing around.
It was expected though as the first two, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl Who Played with Fire" started out slow as well. Swedish references were difficult to ascertain. But as the first two, "...Hornet's Nest" Lisbeth Salander kicked with intensity and refused to relent to her killers. She's much like a hornets nest - - dangerous and should be handled only by professionals. The professional in this case, Mikael Blomkvist.
Reading all three volumes provides insight into the life of Steig Larsson as one can draw many parallels, in fact, some of the characters are actually real people and in "..Hornets Nest." name(s) weren't changed on some.
(Movie update: the American version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is slated for release 12/21/2011, to watch the trailer..click here.)
Kill Lisbeth Salander if you can, or "Kill Me If You Can" as in James Patterson's latest book. Starting off, the plot seemed a bit unbelievable, but in true Patterson fashion, I exclaimed "What the ..." and "Holy s..." throughout the book. "Kill Me if You Can" captures the reader, drawing you deeper into the plot and just when you think it's over, Patterson and co-author, Marshall Karp leaves you wanting more and wondering what's next, literally on the very last page!