I made the mistake of following up the extremely well-written THE PASSAGE with THE GIRLS WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST. It's too soon to render a final judgment, but at this point I'm seriously thinking about abandoning the book altogether. Not only is the book witholding the only character I care anything about, Lisbeth Salander, but it's not even giving me much Mary Sue Blomqvist. Only a whole passel of indistinguishable thugs and cops who serve merely to spout exposition and do incredibly stupid things like refer to a Colt 1911 Government Model as a revolver. And the book has a really irritating chrome dust jacket that keeps reminding of the time the Mythbusters proved you actually can polish a turd. Should I hang it up?