More Happiness with The Girl….

I finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest in audiobook on my way down here to Bend, Oregon (a seven hour drive). Its the third book in Stieg Larsson’s wonderful trilogy.   They are titled correctly — every one begins with the “The Girl Who…”  and that is exactly who the books are about.  The girl. Lisbeth Salander is without doubt the most unique and interesting character I’ve come across in fiction on years.  Yes, there are also strong supporting characters.  But I’d be willing to bet that if Lisbeth had n0ot been drawn onto the page so clearly, the trilogy would have done well but fallen short of blockbuster status.  I highly recommend this whole series to any writer studying the creation and maintenance of a compelling character.

Almost anything else I’d say would be a spoiler…so just go listen to or read these….


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