The Girl Who Takes An Eye for An Eye

The Girl Who Takes An Eye for An Eye

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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.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780451494320
Characteristics: vii, 347 pages ; 25 cm


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Nov 22, 2018

Wow, the negative to vitriolic comments here are surprising to me. It takes a certain kind of confidence and significant skill and heart to write a book at all, much less to take on the challenge of continuing a series like the Millenium series. In my opinion, Lagercrantz manages the job competently. I enjoyed this book, and found myself reading faster and faster because I wanted to find out what was happening. It was good to learn some background on the dragon tattoo. Lisbeth Salander is a tremendous hero figure. I think if one liked Larsson's books, this book will be enjoyable and satisfying. I look forward to the next.

Oct 14, 2018

Definitely worthwhile reading for fans of the Millennium series. Pretty good plot, absorbed in all the familiar characters and content. A good-enough read, but the writing is very pedestrian. He's no Stieg Larsson.

Jul 20, 2018

Shocked at how poorly this book was written, as with the 4th book, it takes almost the first half of the book to get interested. Who cares about the Millenium magazine? Who cares about a Islamic family living in Sweeden with family problems, those are in the paper everyday. And what is it so henious about the gov placing twins in seperate familys and then studying them once a year; I have a girlfriend who has a twin sister and they go to the U of M once a year... What was the point of this book??? Palmgren asks about a university study and the old nurse lady goes and gives him 2 patches of Fentynol? WTF..

May 14, 2018

Not much to add in the comments section- possible poor translation, stilted or wooden sentence structure. Easily not enough about Lisbeth Salinger. When the action finally starts, though, it proceeds nicely, proving that the author can write a good tale. This novel does keep the story and the characters alive, and I'd like to know about what may happen next.

Apr 29, 2018

This was better than the 4th novel but it still pales in comparison to Larsson's longer original trilogy. Perhaps some things were lost in translation. Lagercrantz's layman depiction of prison, hackers and A.I. are simply not credible so his version of Lisbeth suffers greatly from hyperbole. His themes are relevant but intertwining all subplots wasn't necessary ... nor was the epilogue.

Apr 01, 2018

Loved it as much as or perhaps even better that the other books in the series. The author/translator has a better grasp of English than the original author and so it reads more smoothly. The other books were also very good but somewhat stilted in the writing style.

Feb 10, 2018

Better than #4, but still weak. The author takes the "Tom Clancy" approach to action, that is taking a straight forward plot and substituting historical narrative, and changing character viewpoints as a substitute for straight forward quality narrative. It's not cheating but mediocre authors use it instead of quality writing.

Was anybody else bothered by the soft neo-Naziism in the tale: Two brothers of gypsy heritage who magically or genetically are attuned to European "gypsy jazz." They are subject to social experiment; disposed of when they may be inconvenient and their lives are only narrative used to pad Lizabeth's search for those who did her wrong. And yet it didn't feel like there was any sense of social revulsion in any of the heroic character's word. That was rather unsettling at the end of the book.

Oh and thanks for tying everything up pretty with a bow.

also agree with previous comments. Interesting plot but poorly written, repetitive 'cues' and annoying tagents.

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.

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.

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