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
ISBN: 9780451494320
0451494326
Characteristics: vii, 347 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Goulding, George (Translator)

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Joan S.: "Lisbeth Salander is in a maximum security prison, for her own safety, while serving a two month sentence for not revealing where certain information came from. She continues to investigate her violent childhood memories and comes across further information on a twins study she was ... Read More »


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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.

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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