The Girl In The Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David LagercrantzThe Girl In The Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz

The Girl In The Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series

byDavid Lagercrantz

Paperback | May 24, 2016

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Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return
She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution.

Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it . . .

The duo who captivated millions of readers in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest join forces again in this adrenaline-charged, uniquely of-the-moment thriller. 

From the Hardcover edition.
DAVID LAGERCRANTZ is an acclaimed Swedish journalist and author. He has worked as a crime reporter for Expressen, and has written several novels, including the forthcoming Fall of Man in Wilmslow. He worked with international soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimović on his memoir, I Am Zlatan Ibrahimović, which was short-listed for the William H...
Title:The Girl In The Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium SeriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 7.98 × 5.2 × 1.04 inPublished:May 24, 2016Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143193333

ISBN - 13:9780143193333


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Book You can tell the book is not written by its original author. Still not that bad.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Girl In the Spider's Web Not my favorite but not totally bad as well.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ho hum these are starting to get a bit formulaic. Not going to buy anymore in the series.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really liked this. Well written and kept close to the original style as Stieg Larson's. Dark, suspenseful, and addicting like the others. Lagercrantz is a good choice author, I hope he is allowed to continue Lizbeth's story.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great! good continuation without Stieg Larsson
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Difficult to Read I found the book a bit hard to swallow after such a great trilogy.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable It was great to read about these characters again. It was not the same, didn't feel as great but the writing was very similar and I recommend it.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed It It was great to dive back into the world of Lisbeth and Mikael. I enjoyed reading it but it's not my favorite book. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh #plumreview These books that continue without the original author always seem like a cash grab.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Alright But It was nice to be able to keep reading about the characters, but it felt noticeably different than the original three. The plot was captivating, but a lot of the character actions felt out of place. A good read, but not the same as the originals.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I hesitated before buying it but I'm glad I did! I loved the original series. It was hard to put down. So when this sequel came out, and I read reviews that said it was not a good book, I waited. I finally gave in after a few months and purchased this book since I was looking for a good read. I was not disappointed at all! I loved this book too and I found that the author quite nicely managed to keep up the tone and suspense that was present in the first three books (by a different author, not to mention). The way it ended though... will there be another book? I hope so!
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Different writer, slightly off from the original story line, but a great addition! Didn't know what to expect from a fourth book of a series years later with a different writer but I was pleasantly surprised. Great "ending" to the already great series
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it!! Even though it was written by another author, this book was still good. It could have focused more on Salander but it was still a must read if you liked the series.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A solid enough sequel to the trilogy Although I read some negative reviews about this fourth book in the series and many complaints about the different writing styles of the new author, I thought this book was enjoyable. It might have helped that it had been a while since I read the first three books so I didn't notice and huge difference in writing style. I would recommend giving it a try for sure.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I was skeptical but it was a really good read
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just ok I had such a hard time getting through this book :( It was sad because I loved the books before.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from dissappointing . . . Writing in a sexist style (i.e. the use of the word policemen) was not Larrson's style. Part of the reason i loved the trilogy was it's lack of sexist language throughout. That is one of the biggest disappointments. And of course the obliteration of Salanders character - making her a weak non-participant in the story. Rather cheesy.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I wish upon a star......Stieg Larrson I understand that this might have been difficult for the author when I realise who he is trying to liken himself to; Stieg Larrson. A courageous attempt but I felt we could have tossed the first 150 pages. In the latter pages I did enjoy the weaving of characters and plots, though I became lost and confused during the constant computer dialogue, especially from Needham. Those areas I wish "Blomkist" could have written. Probably I have been spoiled by reading the first page on the first book by Larrson. Everyone was too nice in this book; even the Lisbeth character was watered down. Sorry.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I was skeptical, but I was proven wrong. Great sequel to the original trilogy. Can't wait for the next one. Need my Salander fix.
Date published: 2016-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrills & chills The Girl in the Spider's Web kept me on the edge of my seat the entire way through. Go Salander go!!
Date published: 2015-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suprisingly good Knowing this was not penned by the original author of the series I had my doubts if it would be worth the read. Turned out I enjoyed it, and other than a few spots that were off, I felt this book flowed with the previous three.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic read Although a novel this instalment has the ring of reality. Slander is as mean and brilliant as ever as hackers battle for classified info.
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suspense The style and drama is faithful to the original three novels by Stieg Larsson. Enjoyed the plot and how it all comes together at the end. Clearly there is room for a sequel but this one is complete in itself. In a nutshell it is a very exciting read which I highly recommend.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sequel. I'm not sure whether this is significantly shorter than the 3 originals, but it seemed so. It seems all crafted but not quite up to the others.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Move on People - Great Read Stig Larsson is unfortunately no longer with us. I thoroughly enjoyed his first three books in this series, and also this fourth book by David Lagercrantz - The Girl in the Spider's Web. The first many chapters - smartly sans Lisbeth (the eternal loner ... where is she?) - sets up the plot nicely for the rest of the book. If you liked the first three Larsson novels and keep an open mind, you will likely enjoy this fourth installment by David Lagercrantz. He does an excellent job of continuing the story and setting the stage for future novels. I many ways, this book is easier to read and follow than Larsson's. I do hope there will be future novels and a SWEDISH movie version of this book. Bring on more Lisbeth and Blomkvist!
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great continuation of the series Excellent read. Enjoyed it from front to back. Great storyline with many exciting parts. Fans of the series will not be dissapointed
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from TITLE__OKAY O_ All_about_computers...i_dont_own_one._story_line__was__interesting_read_in_2_nts ºex@pertts~
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A mess... The book is chock full of monologues and exposition. The author broke the first rule of novel writing: don't tell me, show me. Not a good companion to the other three. And there's a blatant advert for the follow up.
Date published: 2015-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Girl in the Spider's Web The plotline was in keeping with the earlier books but Lagercrantz is no Stieg Larsson. The writing quality is poor, the dialogue is almost juvenile in places and there are too many re-hashes of information from the previous books. The story has no flow and is disjointed and confusing. It is a major disappointment.
Date published: 2015-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end. It's no girl with the dragon tattoo but still a formidable second. I would recommend it 10-10 mate
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A worthy successor Not as good as book one but better than two and three. It was suspenseful and I like the way it ended but it could have used fewer characters and more central plot. I'm sure there will be more books to come and I'll buy them.
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Caught the flavor but not the finesse Well worth reading. The author made it unnecessarily complex and complicated but did catch the personae of the major characters. I particularly liked the closing.
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Caught the flavor but not the finesse Well worth reading. The author made it unnecessarily complex and complicated but did catch the personae of the major characters. I particularly liked the closing.
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from dont waste your time I was so bored, and had to force myself to finish this book. Very disappointed in this book, and was not up to par for the rest of this series.
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from slow, lisbeth some what missing Book was okay. You can tell that it was not written by Steig Larson. Plot line was slowto develop. Would like to have seem more of Lisbeth Salander
Date published: 2015-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read. A fast paced story and good plot. I did enjoy the book and am looking forward to the next one in the series. Having said that, I found that the characters were not as complex as the previous ather had developed them. If you haven't read the original trilogy, I think you will still be able to follow the story.
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good reboot I thought this was a great continuation of the story. Sure it's not the same voice as Larsson, but I felt that David did a good job. If you read the trilogy and you still want more, I highly recommend picking this up.
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to put down Visit the characters you knew and piece together the threads of the intersecting lives. Almost as good as the original-s
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolutely AWFUL What a travesty. Doesn't come Close to the skilled writing in the originals. Shame on the heirs for allowing this to be associated with their brother's work
Date published: 2015-09-08

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Wrange tried to concentrate on the game, but he was not managing too well. Fortunately this punk girl was going to be easy pickings. She wasn’t bad, as it turned out—she probably spent a lot of time playing—but what good was that? He toyed with her a little, and she was bound to be impressed. Who knows, maybe he could even get her to come home with him after- wards. True, she looked stroppy, and Wrange did not go in for stroppy girls, but she had nice tits and he might be able to take out his frustrations on her. It had been a disaster of a morning.   It wasn’t grief that he felt: it was fear. Wrange really did try hard to convince himself that he had done the right thing. What did the goddamn professor expect when he treated him as if he didn’t exist? But of course it wouldn’t look good that Wrange had sold him down the river. He consoled himself with the thought that an idiot like Balder must have made thou- sands of enemies, but deep down he knew: the one event was linked to the other, and that scared him to death.   Ever since Balder had started working at Solifon, Wrange had been afraid that the drama would take a frightening new turn, and here he was now, wishing that it would all go away. That must have been why he went into town this morning on a compulsive spree to buy a load of designer clothes, and had ended up here at the chess club. Chess still managed to distract him, and the fact was that he was feeling better already. He felt like he was in control and smart enough to keep on fooling them all. Look at how he was playing.   This girl was not half bad. In fact there was something unorthodox and creative in her play, and she would probably be able to teach most people in here a thing or two. It was just that he, Arvid Wrange, was crushing her. His play was so brilliant and sophisticated that she had not even noticed he was on the brink of trapping her queen. Stealthily he moved his positions forward and  snapped it up  without sacrificing more than a knight. In a flirty, casual tone bound to impress her he said, “Sorry, baby. Your queen is down.”   But he got nothing in return, no smile, not a word, nothing. The girl upped the tempo, as if she wanted to put a quick end to her humiliation, and why not? He’d be happy to keep the process short and take her out for two or three drinks before he pulled her. Maybe he would not be very nice to her in bed. The chances were that she would still thank him afterwards. A miserable cunt like her would be unlikely to have had a fuck for a long time and would be totally unused to guys like him, cool guys who played at this level. He decided to show off a bit and explain some higher chess theory. But he never got the chance. Something on the board did not feel quite right. His game began to run into some sort of resistance he could not understand. For a while he persuaded himself that it was only his imagination, perhaps the result of a few careless moves. If only he concentrated he would be able to put things right, and so he mobilized his killer instinct.   But the situation just got worse.   He felt trapped—however hard he tried to regain the initiative she hit back—and in the end he had no choice but to acknowledge that the balance of power had shifted, and shifted irreversibly. How crazy was that? He had taken her queen, but instead of building on that advantage he had landed in a fatally weak position. Surely she had not deliberately sacrificed her queen so early in the game? That would be impossible—the sort of thing you read about in books, it doesn’t happen in your local chess club in Vasastan, and it’s definitely not something that pierced punk chicks with attitude problems do, especially not to great players like him. Yet there was no escape.   In four or five moves he would be beaten and so he saw no alternative but to knock over his king with his index finger and mumble congratulations. Even though he would have liked to serve up some excuses, some- thing told him that that would make matters worse. He had a sneaking feeling that his defeat was not just down to bad luck, and almost against his will he began to feel frightened again. Who the hell was she? Cautiously he looked her in the eye and now she no longer looked like a stroppy, insecure nobody. Now she seemed cold—like a predator eyeing its prey. He felt deeply ill at ease, as if the defeat on the chessboard were but a prelude to something much, much worse. He glanced towards the door.   “You’re not going anywhere,” she said. “Who are you?” he said. “Nobody special.” “So we haven’t met before?” “Not exactly.” “But nearly, is that it?” “We’ve met in your nightmares, Arvid.” “Is this some kind of joke?” “Not really.” “What do you mean?” “What do you think I mean? “How should I know?”   He could not understand why he was so scared.  

Editorial Reviews

"Salander and Blomkvist...are just as compelling as ever...Fans of Stieg Larsson's captivating odd couple of modern detective fiction will not be disappointed." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times