Monday, January 14, 2013

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

 Whew!  I am relieved on so many levels that this story is finished.  There was so much of it to get through (and not a jot of it was unnecessary).  This last installment of the Millenium Trilogy was just as fast paced as the second book, and even more satisfying in it's conclusions.  There was a lot to the story, so many strands woven together to make this collossal whole and Steig did not miss a single one in this third book... all strands/stories were tied off and completed.  Impressive.
It was still a very stressful story, and had its quota of awful, but this time the tables were turned, and when they (the good guys) finally started to make some progress, it came to fruition in a spectacular way, showing that there are indeed lots of good people out there.
It's nice that after reading through all of the bad stuff, the hopelessness and futility, that I can come away from the experience with some hope because, when we really get down to it, there are a lot of  people out there who do really horrible things, and it can get really hard sometimes to live with that.  Despite that though, is the feeling that some how, and some way, there is enough good in each other to balance out the bad, which is a comfort. 
So maybe there is a merit to such fiction and perhaps I won't be so hesitant to pick up some more in the future.

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