Books:6/52. Movies:50/365: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest:
There has been a lot of talk about the fouth book and after reading the third I thought to myself “maybe people should stop worring about it, I know the ironic of at least 300 pages dealing with the fact the Dag Steven’s book could not have been published due to his death, and was only slavaged due to Bloomkvist’s determination, would have been a case of life imitating art. But, the third book was so epic that it brought brought down whole establishments and figures, that the fouth book must have just been the aftermoath of that.” After much thought though, the fouth book probobly had even more explosive just appearing out of the blue and ensuring that morality was upheld. Look at the SMP story line, that came from nowere and when it did it was just a “okay Berger is getting a new job…” moment and then BANG she practically destroyes two peoples lives (all in the name of morrality). This book also has a lot more action and seams like a perfect conclusion to a nearly perfect trilogy. Like the story is being wrapped up, ready for Lisbeth to go and live her life. There are a lot more characters in this book and paralel storylines which (I believe) led Steig to make a few mistakes; most notibly, with the money, in ‘Played with Fire Lisbeth is said to have stolen 3 billion Sweedish Kroner which (as the english translator wrote in the footer) was equivilant to £240 million ($424 million) and in the ‘Kicked the Hornets Nest that figure was suddenly $2.4 billion, she then gave the money to a bent accountant who said that he would invest it but he was going to quit one he had made £10 million commission, which at 25% would have made Lisbeth an extra £30 million. Why would she risk so much for the sake of an extra £30 million, regardless of weather she had £240 million or $2.4 billion, she could never have spent it sitting on her Ikea sofa eating billys pizza and driving a Honda. Thats just nit picking though, he has made a lot of mathmatical mistakes, non of them are relivent. Steig Larrson is one of the greatest sory tellers I have ever read, once the books are over you genuinly belive that this story has acctually happened, like Steig is an old man recouting the life he once led to try and impress his grandchildren as well as comentate on politics and sociaty. The only critisim of him is (besides the maths) that I was wondering how people imagined Lisbeth to look when they read about her before the films were released? He doesn’t give much character descriptions, maybe if he had read some Dickens before hand and maybe consulted his accountant these books would have been masterpieces, but instead they are (in my eyes) nearly marsterpices.