Finally! I have managed to finish the all three masterpieces of the “Milennium” trilogy, penned by Swedish author who gained his fame & recognition posthumously, Stieg Larsson! With “The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest” as the finale part, the curious case of Lisbeth Salander is answered. I have been postponing the reading every now and then due to personal and professional commitments and with the holiday is here, ample time is utilized to finish it.
My own book! The 3rd installation of Millenium trilogy – “The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest”.
This time around, Lisbeth Salander, the protagonist spends a lot of her time in the hospital after she was warded when the fiasco commotion of her trying to kill her father, the Russian spy, Zalachenko went vain. Lisbeth was buried alive by her father, Zalachenko but she managed to crawled back, went into the house and axed the father’s head. Both were severely injured but managed to sustain lives. While the half-brother giant, Niedermann ran away, both Lisbeth and Zalachenko tried to kill each other in the hospital. But the culprits in SAPO, Swedish Security Service who are responsible to protect Zalachenko as the “national treasure” soon took the initiative to kill Zalachenko, by blowing his brain into smithereens. Wicked.
Naomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish adaptation.
Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in the English adaptation.
Anyway, in the midst of all the chaotic situation, Mikael Blomkvist tried to safe Lisbet Salander by brilliantly concocting plan to defy the SAPO and by equipping his side with another strong force in the government, which are the Defense/Justice Minister as well as the Prime Minister himself! A clever plot and a few subplots in between to deviate the tense of the main characters, I say.
Zalachenko shot Lisbeth Salander’s head, and then buried her. Only to find she managed to crawl back!
Nevertheless, there was time while reading the novel that I felt quite annoyed and loathed with Lisbeth Salander’s “care-for-nothing” attitude. She was parading her nonchalant ego while other characters were trying to safe her. But then again, given her traumatic childhood years, self-defencing mechanism, trusting issue and independence contributed to that persona – stoned as the ice, I guess. Still, I like her spontaneity and how she just pick some strangers in Gibraltar after the incident, having sex and all. Quite daring but that how she was. But, it’s kinda sad to know that she and Mikael Blomkvist didn’t make it together.
Well, Michael Nyqvist perhaps is the original Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish version but it will be more tasteful to see the English version with James Bond “bon-bon” Daniel Craig playing the character, no? After all, Blomkvist is a casanova, and casting James Bond to play that…. (,”)
I guess when she finally embraced Blomkvist as a friend was the solution to all the madness and hatred she felt towards Blomkvist. After all, they did have sex in the “The Girl With Dragon Tattoo? (much to Lisbeth’s advance and Blomkvist being a play casanova, wouldn’t say no for a fish served on a platter, no? Hahah!)
On whole, it was great and I owed to Naz and Norzat for implicitly introduce me to this great trilogy and the savage brutality experience by a childlike lady named Lisbeth Salander. She was described as a childlike doll but very gothic looking. She does according to her spontaneity and instinct. There were a few incidents that are actually similar to me done by Lisbeth Salander; but I am not going to elaborate them. All I can say, those things I did were quite daring and quite scandalous. But hey, it was a time where I was looking for stability in my life.
And I finally reach stability in my life; – emotionally, sexually, physically & spiritually. (,”)