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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest


by Stieg Larsson

Language and Communication Quotes in The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #7

"[…] just before the trial begins we might be able to publish a feature that examines the accuracy of all the statements that have been made about Salander. Start by reading through the clippings, list everything that's been said about her, and check out the allegations one by one." (10.204)

Berger doesn't stay at SMP long enough to see this project bear fruit, but it sounds like a good idea.

Quote #8

She wondered why she, who had such difficulty talking about herself with people of flesh and blood, could blithely reveal her most intimate secrets to a bunch of completely unknown freaks on the Internet. (13.178)

Why do you think Salander can talk to the hackers so easily? What about you, do you find virtual communication easier than real?

Quote #9

My name is Lisbeth Salander. I was born on April 30, 1978. My mother was Agneta Sofia Salander. She was twenty-two when I was born. My father was a psychopath, killer, and batterer whose name was Alexander Zalachenko. (15.10)

Salander's autobiographical statement is her first official communication to the world about herself.

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