The Girl Who Takes An Eye for An Eye

The Girl Who Takes An Eye for An Eye

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

Lisbeth Salander is back with a vengeance.

The series that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo continues as brilliant hacker Lisbeth Salander teams up with journalist Mikael Blomkvist to uncover the secrets of her childhood and to take revenge.

Lisbeth Salander--obstinate outsider, volatile seeker of justice for herself and others--seizes on a chance to unearth her mysterious past once and for all. 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 are the fierce heart of a thrilling full-tilt novel that takes on some of the world's most insidious problems.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780451494320
0451494326
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: vii, 347 pages ; 25 cm

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jontalk
Dec 15, 2017

As other here feel, this author's interpretation of the original concept leaves much to be desired, his style of writing included. I find his manner of storytelling pedestrian lacking creativity and style. He also tends to include details about food, etc that have nothing to do with the story being told; points he would do better to leave out. Regardless, it's sad someone more qualified isn't able to keep these characters moving, Salander especially.

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genepy
Dec 11, 2017

Lisbeth Salander is back with a vengeance as the title predicts, fulfilling all the expectations
of the avid and faithful readers of her adventurous search for truth and justice.

This fast-paced,suspenseful political thriller rightfully belongs to the Millenium series
denouncing this time the intolerance , cruelty and hypocrisy of muslim males
and exposing also the horrific maltreatment of orphans in the name of scientific research .
The two topics are adroitly connected through Salander and Blomkvist ,
another feat of the author who definitely does not let Larsson down.

AL_LESLEY Dec 10, 2017

A stilted and unemotional story that is unfortunately moving further and further away from the shocking and brutal genius of the originals.

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michaduf
Dec 07, 2017

I'm glad to see the Stieg Larsson series continue but this one is a bit of a bust. Salander is a fascinating character but here she is just a shadow of herself. We get too much of other characters and not enough Salander and her compelling, outsider energy. The structure of the tale, especially towards the end, is also confusing, with leaps back and forth in time. l liked Lagercrantz's first outing, "The Girl in the Spider's Web," so I know he can do better.

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brangwinn
Oct 24, 2017

The Lisbeth Sanders mysteries continue, and I like the new author better. This story didn’t seem quite as violent as the first two. Lisbeth has retained her cold uncaring iceberg of a personality, but as in the other books, she is a strong advocate for the underdog, in this case a Muslim girl who has been sent to prison for the murder of her brother.

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TheresaAJ
Oct 23, 2017

In this 5th outing of the Millenium series, Lisbeth Salander is in jail. When she comes to the aid of a young Bangladeshi prisoner, she raises the ire of Benito, the prison's ruling sociopath. After browbeating the prison's warden, Salander's access to his computer leads to records that might answer questions about her early life. When she enlists Mikael Blomkvist to aid her search, events begin to happen fast. Salander's former guardian is found dead in his bed, her sister Camilla makes her presence known through a motorcycle game, and dreaded past social workers reappear. As the novel races to its climax, the reader is drawn into the worlds of radicalized Muslims living in Sweden, computer hackers, and hidden genetics research previously sanctioned by the Swedish government. This fifth book only highlights that there is more to know about Lisbeth Salander and her hidden worlds.

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laphampeak
Oct 17, 2017

This 5th in the Millennium Series has all of the Stieg Larsson components but somehow lacks the peripheral elements so ingrained in Larrson's writing. For example, Blomkivist was drinking so much coffee and smoking so many cigarettes that you wanted to go outside for fresh air. The dramatic moments were aptly described but didn't flow with continuity. It won't stop me from reading the next in the series. The basic list of characters and setting still has future possibilities.

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writermala
Oct 16, 2017

When David Lagercrantz continued the millennium series I didn't think he could do justice to Stieg Larsson's characters so I passed on "The Girl in the Spider's Web." Then I picked up this book to try it out. I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed getting my Lisbeth Salander fix. Salander is her usual self and I wish the author had devoted more pages to her. The introduction of other twins was welcome and the story moved well. The old characters are well sketched by the new author and the new characters are up to par. A good read.

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rnorris2929
Oct 14, 2017

Good book. Continues the series well. The author has a tendancy to dump pages and pages of exposition in the form of dialogue in the middle of the book. He did this with the previous novel in the series too. In other words, he "tells" rather than "shows".

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LauraSteinert
Oct 14, 2017

My favorite of the series so far. I didn't have time to start this the day it arrived, and I'm glad I didn't try. I spent all of yesterday's rainstorm soaked dreariness focused on this story. I resented every second I had to spend away from it doing chores and feeding my family. "Page-turner" may be a cliche, but this book is too good to set down! I like the new take on the characters, and I like that although it is still political and social critique, the stories are not as dismal and do not seem to revel in violence as the original three did. (Still pretty violent is spots.)

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