In the final part of Salander's story Larson demonstrates his skill as a writer confining his main character to a hospital bed for most of the book and still not only maintaining the tension of the pr...
evious two installments but also giving her an active part in the story. His methodical logical build-up allows him to devote a large percentage of the final act to a court scene where much is already known but where he still leads the reader towards a sense of deep satisfaction on Salander's behalf. Always credible and believable the series has provided sharp social and political commentary specific to Sweden and of generic relevance to western culture. Its champion's cry for the importance of gender politics was perhaps 10 years ahead of its time. The previous books were written with an intelligence and quality that made them stand out and the last stage in the trilogy is the fitting finale.
I'm finally almost done with this series! Seriously though, the original trilogy is fantastic and will be hard for the two later books I'm reading next to live up to. This particular one felt like it really brought things to a head for me, and like a good stopping point for the narrative, as intended. Still though, I'm interested in where things go in the later installments and definitely recommend this one.