Friday, 15 July 2011

The Girl with a Hacker Mentality

The Bookshop Guru

A book review of ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest’ by Stieg Larsson

Lisbeth Salander reminds me of Siouxsie Sioux of the Banshees, she has the style but also the added skills of kickboxing combined with a hacker mentality. Whatever you say the books make you want to turn a page. Larsson’s third and final book in the trilogy is finally wrapped up, with maybe some talk about a fourth book locked away on his girlfriend’s laptop. The book basically concludes all the storyline.

Although some people have said this book is too long, I don’t agree, but maybe that’s due to me reading one chapter and sometimes two at a time when I visit the bookshop. I didn’t get lost with all the side characters, I enjoyed the meandering around.

Larsson’s style of writing is to tell you everything about the scene, which isn’t a bad thing. I find the characters of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist refreshing, not the typical detective crime romp. Similar to how Frederick Forsyth in the ‘Odessa File’ strings along so many different characters and events and so Larsson uses the same technique and you always end up wanting more. I enjoyed reading the book even though I had seen the films before and I knew the plot.

A good read.

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