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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

by Stieg Larsson

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Quote #4

He knew that something was not right in Niedermann's head, that he saw visions – ghosts even. More than once Zalachenko had to intervene when Niedermann began acting irrationally or lay curled up in terror. (4.165)

This is a glimpse inside the mind of Zalachenko. The section at the end of the novel where we see in Niedermann's head suggests that Zalachenko is much to blame for his son's terrors and visions.

Quote #5

"She's strange, no doubt about it, and she has big problems and is under stress. But she's calm and matter-of-fact and seems to be able to cope with her situation." (9.211)

Dr. Jonasson looks to another doctor to confirm that Salander doesn't seem psychotic or otherwise mentally ill.

Quote #6

That she was locked up had turned out to be a blessing. (17.151)

Salander's confinement is restful and productive because she's cared for and protected from harm. Most of all, it's restful because she has a computer and the Internet.

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