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
0451494326
Characteristics: vii, 347 pages ; 25 cm

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ferm_dawg
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..

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NedSu
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.

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humbleworm
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.

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dacordner
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.

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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.

ArapahoeLesley 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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