The Girl Who Takes An Eye for An Eye

The Girl Who Takes An Eye for An Eye

Large Print - 2017
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"From the author of the #1 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 anti-Muslim gang she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the deadly reach from inside the Russian mafia 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Random House Large Print,, [2017]
Edition: First large print edition
ISBN: 9780525499404
0525499407
Characteristics: xi, 495 pages (large print) ; 24 cm

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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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mcmitch
Oct 07, 2017

I was a little disappointed with this book. I don't feel that this one is the best of the series. It was quite slow moving in the beginning laying down the background for the rest of the story but then I felt that the ending was too rushed. The ending was just tied up and presented without the time or the details that the rest of the series uses in telling the story. I think the story is also lacking the feeling of connection with Lisbeth that the other books have. It felt like she was just a peripheral character in this one. I have enjoyed this series, unfortunately, I think this book falls short.

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