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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maipenrai
May 02, 2019

I waited a long time after Stieg Larrson died because I loved the Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist series. I was afraid I would be disappointed with a new author... This edition is quite good and manages to continue and elaborate on the "fact" of the first three mysteries. I will try another... Kristi & Abby Tabby

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KarateChick1984
Mar 26, 2019

The idea of Project 9 and experimentation on raising Twins separately and together was interesting but i felt that they really missed not going into depth with Camilla and Lisbeth. Again, Lisbeth's super strength and massive brain power got a little tiresome at the end and also everyone finding Blomvkist irresistible gets old too but it was an entertaining read for what it was.

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jeff1885
Feb 06, 2019

Where spider was good this is better. The flow is much easier and doesn't seemed hurried. More like the Dragon, but could be a little slower yet. Even though it was a good read in still felt as though some things were passed over. Still good though.

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dadrose62
Jan 14, 2019

My slight disappointment in this book is minimal compared to other reviews here and I can sum mine up by just admitting that I didn't enjoy this one as much as the previous four books in the series. Having said that, it is definitely worth reading and is a good addition to the story, especially if you're already a fan of the series. I wish there was more with Lisbeth's evil twin sister, Camilla, and a little less about the government experiments on Swedish twins, but that's quibbling on my part. I will be excited when the next book comes out and look forward to spending more time with the world's best hacker, Lisbeth Salander.

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sloanelCPL
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.

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Colleenita
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.

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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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happycanuck
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.

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