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Originally published in Sweden as Luftslottet som sprängdes by Norstedts, Stockholm, in 2007.
Sequel to: The girl who played with fire.
If and when Lisbeth Salander recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge--against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.
I loved this whole series, for two years I refused to read these books simply because of the title - I watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie and had to read them all! I saw the movies and read all three books and all I can say is read the books! The movies cannot provide the background that the books can, read the books and see the movies. I really enjoyed this last book of the series.
As a mega fan of Nordic fiction, I avoided this triology because it was so popular. But I was curious... out of ALL the MANY books and authors to come out of Swedish translation (and Iceland, Norway, etc.), why is this one so popular among the masses? So I read it, and yes it is different than other Swedish crime fiction, and yes, I did enjoy the LONG books in this series.
It was for sure a fitting end to the trilogy. While I'm sad that the adventures of Lisbeth and Blomkvist won't continue in print form, I'm glad it doesn't have a chance to be too watered down like some neverending series can end up. (As of this writing, that is. I won't mention the unfinished partial future books sitting on the late Stieg Larsson's laptop.)
A satisfying conclusion to Larsson's trilogy. Very clever in his plot twists, combining compelling characters with a fast paced plot - you'll want to keep reading once you start, so plan accordingly. Read it and join the rest of the world in mourning the untimely and tragically premature loss of this author.