The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Dragon Tattoo story Audio CD – Unabridged, 12 December 2017
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- ISBN-10 : 0857057642
- Dimensions : 14.6 x 1 x 15 cm
- ISBN-13 : 978-0857057648
- Publisher : MacLehose Press; 1st edition (12 December 2017)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 407,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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David Lagercrantz was born in 1962, and is an acclaimed author and journalist. In 2015 The Girl in the Spider's Web, his continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, became a worldwide bestseller, and it was announced that Lagercrantz would write two further novels in the series. He is also the author of the acclaimed and bestselling I am Zlatan Ibramhimovic, and Fall of Man in Wilmslow, a novel about Alan Turing.
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Sad to say, but I will give up on the series from now on. This book in my opinion, and the previous one doesn't live up to Stieg's originals.
Story was okay, but to me, Lisbeth isn't the main focus of the book. Two different story lines evolve, and both were quite easy to figure out.
If you really want to read it, go to the library and borrow it ! 3/5 starts from me
Scene: Salander is in jail because she couldn't be bothered fighting stupid charges despite the fact that this puts her off the internet and she has battles to persue. This is not the Salander who fought, but considered consequences, who chose the un-conventional option but not blindly. Next step: she bails up the head of the prison, threatens him with violence and hacks his computer in front of him. And there are no consequences? Seriously? Steig's sets Salander in a world that is all to real, this is somewhere else, perhaps in the inner ring of Uranus. Give me my money back!
In my opinion, the author’s storytelling has improved with this book. The characters are not what Stieg Larsson would have written, but I feel that no longer matters. He has produced a cracking read with lots of suspense. I gave the story 4 stars out of 5.
It seems that events leading up to the murder of Salander's lawyer is a good example, both in the case of the lawyer and his murderer.
The author has bitten off more than he can chew in terms of scope and times covered.through out the two books so far. I am not waiting with bated breath for the 3rd book in the series.
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However, like a lot of readers I have been disappointed in The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye.
It was good in places, but I really feel this series has now lost it's way somewhat, and for me this book went off on far too many tangents and side-stories, with far too much emphasis being put on these rather than the main plot, which incidentally I thought was rather wishy-washy and not at all gripping or engaging. It could have been a much more action-packed and enthralling.
And I agree with reviewers who have described the ending as sudden and abrupt - it all seemed to conclude rather conveniently, as if the author was in a hurry to get the book finished and off to the publisher as soon as possible.
So although I have so far loved this series, I think now, with a heavy heart, it is time for me to move onto something else.
At times I felt like cutting the book up and rearranging the back stories so it made for easier reading.
One final point I would read for an hour and realise I had only read 30 or so pages. This made the book sees so slow . I then checked the paperback version and its page numbering is nearly 100 more, at least they could off got that right.
If there is another book it's going yo have to be a stonker to get me to buy it, stick with the first 4 books these are first class
So with lowered expectations I approached "The Girl Who Takes an Eye For an Eye"; and while this is a sequel the sequencing is more about the timeline than the plot, the link between the two books being a bit too flimsy. The story opens with Lisbeth Salander in prison as a consequence of her role in the previous book, and that's basically the link. However Lisbeth is relegated to a walk-on part in her own story as the focus throughout this book is very much elsewhere. Not all the old characters make a return, some appear but some are only referenced and don't put in an appearance, and although this is a positive step forward you do have to know Lisbeth Salander's back-story to understand many of the references making this a book for Millennium obsessives and not Lisbeth Salander virgins, it just wouldn’t work as a standalone.
Overall the story is weak; the start is pretty feeble - you can see what's coming with your eyes closed; I didn’t like the middle bit with the "present-and-18-months-ago" structure that suddenly appears and impacts the flow of the book; and the ending, as other reviewers have said is a bit abrupt (to meet a publishing deadline?); and is the bit about a financial crash a teaser for the next book or was I missing something?
So it's three stars from me, but that's one more than last time. Book 6, David Lagercrantz's book 3, is on the way and like an addict I guess I will read it, but it's going to be make or break for me next time.