Monday, September 21, 2015

#BookReview: The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium Trilogy #4) by David Lagercrantz, George Goulding

On the jacket:


The girl with the dragon tattoo is back: Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in a continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.  Written by Swedish novelist and journalist David Lagercrantz, this much anticipated continuation to one of the best-loved crime series of the last decade will be published in Sweden as Det som inte dödar oss (What Doesn't Kill You).

Review:

Stieg Larsson's The Millenium Series had taken the literary world by storm. I doubt any one who read has not read the series. Readers had quite cozied up to the idea of reading more of Salander and Blomkvist when Larson died unexpectedly. Taking the legacy of the Larson magic ahead, Swedish author David Lagercrantz has writtern The Girl In the Spider's Web.

Firstly, don't read the book with any expectations. When the original author is not writing the book, however good the other author is, there will be differences. However, Lagercrantz comes quite close to achieving what was surely difficult.


A Swedish scientist has approached Blomkvist for protection and help, but he gets killed before he could tell everything to Blomkvist. What comes as a surprise to Blomkvist is that the scientist had contacted Salander too, though the latter had been avoiding him the last few months. The plot thickens and the two have to work together, again. While Lagercrantz's style of writing is pretty different from Larson's, the treatment given to the story is quite good. The beginning is a bit slow but do not worry. Just keep reading, the surprises begin soon enough. The book begins with an extremely interetsing recount of a hand beating rhythmically on the bed of a strange bedroom. The reader is introduced to this scene and then pulled out of it, taken far away. A reasonably good read!

4 comments:

  1. The Girl Who waits to read the book :-)

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  2. I've read the first book in this series, but for some reason didn't move forward. Would love to see how Lagercrantz has continued the series. Thanks for the review Sam, I think i'll add this to my to-read.

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  3. I was hesitant earlier to pick up this series. Having read the review I will pick it up in the next book shopping spree. Thnx Samarpita.

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  4. I am glad I read the review so I am prepared for a slow beginning but a thrilling climax. Thank you Samarpita

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