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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye [Millennium #5] (edition 2017)

by David Lagercrantz (Author)

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Title:The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye [Millennium #5]
Authors:David Lagercrantz (Author)
Info:Knopf (2017), Edition: 1st, 368 pages
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Tags:Millennium, Last 10 Read

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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz

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The end of an excellent series? Good thriller with weird characters, bizarre events, and an engaging story line. Great audio book for a commute! ( )
  deldevries | Feb 6, 2019 |
Lagercrantz has produced an exciting and enjoyable follow up. Clearly his depiction of the characters is his own. While tying the story to the past narratives he brings his own perspective and imagination. Fans won't be disappointed. ( )
  waldhaus1 | Dec 17, 2018 |
Not my Salander
Review of the Audible Audio edition narrated by Simon Vance

After my disappointment with "The Girl in the Spider's Web" (2015), the first of the post-Stieg Larsson continuation series of Millenium novels, I didn't have any great compulsion to pick up "The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye" when it was released in 2017. I did pick it up though when I saw it on sale at Audible and also noticed that veteran narrator Simon Vance was the reader.

Continuation series have become a guaranteed income generator in the detective and thriller genres since the time of Sherlock Holmes. The best of them are able to recreate the beloved traits of the lead characters in recognizable ways for fans while increasing the scope of their experience. The worst of them read as barely acceptable fan-fiction. Lagercrantz's Millenium series continuation falls somewhere in the middle of the pack.

Lisbeth Salander captured people's imagination as an underdog character who possessed unique computer skills which she often utilized to assist co-lead character Mikael Blomkvist in investigative journalism. She would act as a nerd vigilante hero to right wrongs that society was unable to correct. On the surface this might seem easy to duplicate, but Lagercrantz just doesn't seem to be able to do this in any sort of compelling manner. The setups are all in place but there is a lack of authentic feel to the follow throughs.

This somehow results in Salander and Blomkvist feeling like secondary characters in their own series. A subplot related to separated identical twins (no further spoilers here) is actually more intriguing than the main plot here. You can't just capture Salander by putting in a few defenses of the weak, some random computer hacking and a vigilante revenger fantasy. Some actual in depth character development is required. Otherwise it just feels like going through the motions and ticking off boxes in a paint-by-numbers recreation of a character that first captured readers' imagination.

The narration by Simon Vance was outstanding of course, no fault to be found in that. ( )
  alanteder | Dec 4, 2018 |
No Steig Larsson but still enjoyable

The story is reasonably well plotted but the overall feeling is stiff and portentous. It feels like an algorithm generated story- feed all the Lisbeth Salander books into a computer and spit out a new one.
I loved the Larsson stories and read this because of that remembered enjoyment but this was a poor second. ( )
  Darragh4444 | Oct 22, 2018 |
I think this may be the end of my interest in the Lisbeth Salander series. Book 4 wasn't bad but this one just seemed to be a rehash of the same plots. Lisbeth is in jail at the beginning and gets interested in the plight of a young Muslim woman who is being terrorized by a fellow inmate. Her old guardian comes to visit Lisbeth because a woman has come to him with some files from Lisbeth's time in a treatment centre when she was young. Lisbeth contacts Mikael Blomquist to follow up on the files which he does leading him to a rich financier who is somehow also involved in Lisbeth's history. Meanwhile Lisbeth sets about protecting the Muslim woman and puts her tormentor in prison. Lisbeth is soon released and can do some research herself. Between her and Blomquist they discover that there were experiments in raising orphaned twins to see what effect environment plays on genetically identical children. Lisbeth's old guardian asks the wrong question of the wrong person and is killed for it which enrages Lisbeth. Before she can explore further she is kidnapped by the prisoner she put in hospital who is teamed up with the brother of the Muslim woman. Of course, Salander gets rescued in the nick of time and she exacts revenge for her guardian's murder.

There is obviously going to be another book because the stock market, particularly in Sweden, is precipitously plunging in value as the book ends. ( )
  gypsysmom | Sep 12, 2018 |
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The reader is repeatedly told that Salander and Blomkvist are driven by a desire for justice, but because we spend so little time in close-up with the book’s heroine, it is not convincing. There is a sluggishness to the plotting and much of the tension relies on orchestrated interruptions and delays, which irritate. Lagercrantz has all the elements of the Millennium series at his disposal, but the adrenaline is missing: it feels as if one has gone to a restaurant, ordered a rare steak and been served soggy fish fingers instead.
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Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side. Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries. Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week - and receives a lead to follow for his pains, one that could provide an important expose for Millennium: Salander tells him to check out Leo Mannheimer, a seemingly reputable stockbroker from Stockholm, somehow connected to the long-ago death of a child psychologist - and to the psychiatric unit where Lisbeth was an involuntary patient as a child. Lisbeth knows she is coming closer to solving the mysteries of her early life; and even within the confines of the prison, she feels the deadly influence exerted by her twin sister. Salander will stand up for what she believes in. She will find out the truth. Whatever the cost.… (more)

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