Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest

Goal No 1: To write an enjoyable, bestselling novel

In between work and studying over the past couple of months I've managed to speed read through Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy. Tonight I've just finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest. I couldn't put it down.

I can't quite recommend it unequivocally, but if you're not easily offended or put off by scenes of abuse, rape, torture, violence and some fascinating insights into Swedish sexual exploits then all I can say is I found each of the three books to be among the best I've read for years.

Larsson created such fascinating and compelling characters that by the end of his first book: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I desperately did not want them to come to harm.

I feel a deep sadness having finished the books. His last novel almost seemed prophetic in places. If you've read it, you'll know what I mean.

Larsson is now officially one of my hero's. He has written in a way that I aspire to.

Have you read his novels? What did you think of them?

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