The Girl Who Takes An Eye for An Eye

The Girl Who Takes An Eye for An Eye

Book - 2017
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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
Characteristics: vii, 347 pages ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Goulding, George (Translator),

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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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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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