Monday, August 9, 2010

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

Hrm. Quick overview of this lovely trilogy..

And if you've not read any of these, this probably won't make any sense. So. Sorry. In advance.

Book one -

Men definitely hate women in this one - A LOT, Nazis and big corporations are the roots of all evil - OF COURSE, who needs big boobs anyway (or I mean boobs at all), or condoms for that matter, or to be faithful to one's spouse.., and all those names..good grief. My review of this one is here.

Book two -

The giant blond dude from Rocky IV/man who feels no pain from the Brosnan (slash fake) Bond movies makes an appearance and boy is he pissed, Lisbeth is actually in this one - like she does stuff and everything (I mean everything), again with the names...holy crap....but this one by far my favorite of the three.

Book three -

Lisbeth is in the hospital and now she's pissed, duct tape cures all ills (my husband slash life partner could've told them that!), hot Amazon women are attracted to middle-aged, over-weight men, Lisbeth is still in the hospital.., ack, those names! I wanted to ram my head into the wall they were so confusing, Salander is still in the hospital..., stalkers are always skinny nerdy men, Swede's like to use the word whore a lot, giant blond freak makes an appearance at the beginning and the exact end of the book - in between I completely forgot about him, wha? Salander finally leaves the hospital?? Just in time to save the day? Not really, and the mysterious sister? She never shows...ah, come on!!

A really funny take on this series is in The New Yorker. I laughed myself silly it was so. spot. on.

3 stars


Christina said...

I had been curious to read this, not so much!!!! I'm glad you posted this and saved me that time!

Stephanie said...

Your review made me laugh even though I had no idea what you were talking about. I am not as wise as I want to read them just to find out what the heck you're talking about! Somebody talk me down!

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Lula O said...

Yeah Christina. This is a tough one. But I'd hate for you to not try it on my account. Way too much hype with this series. It's good (in an okay, sort of kind of way), but not THAT good.

Stephanie, as always, I pity the fool who listens to me. PITY.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your summaries, Lula! You have a future in jacket copy writing. I've only read the first book and 1) the indiscrimate sex and 2) violence, not to mention the fact the Blomvkist sounds like a perv but got all the ladies, made me reluctant to read the rest. Perhaps when I'm feeling especially violent I'll return.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Thanks! for the review.