I finished the final in the trilogy this morning and my mind was plagued with questions.
One of my friends told me the boring list of Ikea furniture would be relevant – where? How?
What relevance is there to Niederman being her half-brother other than for that throwaway thought that all of Zalachenko’s children have something wrong with them.
Why did we add in Berger’s little dalliance with SMP – what relevance has it to the plot? I did enjoy it and was as keen to find out the identity malicious pervert as everyone else but, seriously, WTF? And what happened to the all important trail she sent the sub-reporter on regarding Faste?
They keep going on about her sister – will she appear in another book, because, again, the relevance seemed to be solely to uphold Tala..’s report that Lisa was delusional, as her sister saw nothing awry in the domestic situation.
Gibraltar after the trial – why? And if she had to go why so much about the trip? A need to cram in more pages?
And the list goes on and on…
Obviously I should have read the whole series more slowly as I am missing something seriously important. I enjoyed the books, I did, but I also speed-read a lot of it. I have not the detecting skills my husband has and I ought to have awaited his clarification. But I’m not patient. I want to know. Dear friends, beware my approach for I shall bend your ears, your brains, your very minds to search out the truth.
I am hoping, so very much, that Stieg had plans to expound on these points with the rest of the series:
When Stieg started writing the Millennium series, he laid an outline of a total of ten books. Before his death in November 2004, he had finished the first three books and was well underway with the fourth. In an email written to a friend a month before his death, Stieg says that he has finished about half of the fourth book. Stieg says that he has written the beginning and the end, but that the middle part is not finished yet.
So what now? Unfortunately his girlfriend is not allowed, for various reasons, to complete the stories so maybe I shall have to remain unsatisfied. Which really pisses me off as I was left unsatisfied with Midnight Sun too…and I’ve run out of chocolate!
Thank you Rowling for not leaving us hanging.