The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series, Book 5 (Unabridged)
by David Lagercrantz
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From the author of the number one international best seller The Girl in the Spider's Web, the new book in the Millennium series, which began with Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her - not the Islamists she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as The Registry. Once again, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, together, are the fierce heart of a thrilling full-tilt novel that takes on some of the most insidious problems facing the world at this very moment.
The excellence continues
Once again, David Lagercrantz has channeled the spirit of Stieg Larrson into a new mystery worthy of both men.
Only rarely do I enjoy an old series once the author changes. “The Girl...” series hasn’t missed a beat. Again, I can’t wait for the next book!
Larrson had created, and Lagercrantz has continued, a wild, weird, tragic, and triumphant world.
The narrator is the best part
FIRST AND FOREMOST: I've loved this series from the beginning. Was a fan long before it became a pop phenom.
THAT SAID: This one is a total miss.
WHAT A BUMMER: The action and conflicts that drive the story are superficial and contrived. There was no mystery, no surprises, no real tension. Even Salander seemed shallow and uninteresting—more like a fan fiction attempt at writing the character than the work of a sophisticated, skillful author.
FORTUNATELY: I could listen to Simon Vance read the phone book.
UNFORTUNATELY: This was way too close to that.