The Girl In The Spider's Web by David LagercrantzThe Girl In The Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

The Girl In The Spider's Web

byDavid LagercrantzTranslated byGeorge Goulding

Paperback | May 16, 2017

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Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in this ripped-from-the-headlines, high-octane follow-up to Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Now available in mass market.


     A genius hacker who has always been an outsider. A journalist with a penchant for danger. She is Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo. He is Mikael Blomkvist, crusading editor of Millennium. One night, Blomkvist receives a call from a source who claims to have been given information vital to the U.S. by a young female hacker. Blomkvist, always on the lookout for a story, reaches out to Salander for help. The duo find themselves working together again--each with their own agenda. Their search for the truth leads them into an underworld of spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives willing to kill to protect their secrets.
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 Fall of Man in Wilmslow. He worked with international soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimović on his memoir, I Am Zlatan Ibrahimović, which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Bo...
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Title:The Girl In The Spider's WebFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 7.5 × 4.2 × 1.1 inPublished:May 16, 2017Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0735234450

ISBN - 13:9780735234451

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Girl in the Spider's Web I was worried it would not be as good as the first three, but it was great.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Bad I enjoyed this book. Certainly not as good as the original but not too bad.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! The story moves slowly in the beginning, but the details in each character's life are an important part of the main narrative. Lisbeth does not do much, but we see how she's perceived by the people she meets. Lagencratz gives a detailed backstory of certain characters to set-up for a big bad that will hopefully be the best villain this series will have. Excited for the sequel!
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Far from Larsson! I loved the original Larsson trilogy so I knew there would be a major hurdle for any new author to capture the magic of the first book. Entry number four had too many needless and lame characters, unseamless plot lines and simply not enough of Blomkvist and Salander. Caused me to lose focus and lose interest. However I'll continue to hold hope that the next entry into the series features more Salander with a tighter story line. Disappointed!
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Despite concerns over whether Stieg Larsson's wishes were being honored by the publication of this book (based on reading "There Are Things I Want You to Know" about Stieg Larsson and Me), I decided to go ahead and try it. I loved the character of Lisbeth Salander and thought if it was done well, it might be worth it. You don't encounter many characters like her. Unfortunately, I was supremely disappointed, so much so that I can't face going back to the book after making it halfway through the audio. First of all, these are not the same characters of Lisbeth and Mikael that I know from the trilogy. Lisbeth seems to have reverted to one of two modes - sloppy hacker or hungover boxer - no depth, no motivation, nothing interesting. It could be that we reached the end of her story in the trilogy. Mikael is unmotivated too, can't stand to be at work and arriving late to the scene of an important crime that finally happens midway through the book. The author spends TOO much time describing things that don't matter - an hour (I listened to the audio) on the current status of Millennium, the news publication that Mikael has worked on; the storms, frequent descriptions; and Mikael's white fur coat. He hasn't bothered to explore the characters themselves. He touches on the subjects of autism and the singularity in halfhearted ways that the characters and the reader end up feeling less than inspired. (And really? Artificial intelligence? It isn't written about intelligently enough to feel like high stakes. This is set in the present day. If I wanted a thrilling read about AI and the singularity I would look for it in science fiction, where it is handled with interesting variations and frightening possibilities, NOT in a Swedish crime novel. It makes no sense.) I would be happy if someone came along who convinced me that this book turned a huge corner and I should have kept reading... but I doubt that will happen.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great read still pale comparison with the original . still have a great time reading this.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great A different but very interesting series #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Series I cannot get enough of these, if you want suspense and surprise read this series!
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay... Definitely not as great as the first 3 books, but you still have the urge to read the next book
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Job at Continuing the Series The tone of the series evolved even under Stieg Larsson. This story is more tech based so it resonated with me, but it still has the wicked suspense aspects that drew me to the first books.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A worthy follow up While not as good as the original three novels, this fourth entry by David Lagercrantz is still a great nail biting thriller. This novel focuses a lot more on Blomkvist as he investigates an usual murder. Helping form from a far of course is the girl with the dragon tattoo. If you're a fan, you'll likely enjoy but not be obsessed with Spider's Web. #staffreviews
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a good read a good read, worth putting the time in to read it
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh. Not as good as the others. The first 250 pages are slow.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Exciting storyline the entire time
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic Continuing the series, this book does not fail to continue the awesomeness of the rest of the books.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Not as great as the other two
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Not as enjoyable as the other books, long and draggy,
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good This series is a dark fantasy that is not for everyone. Even though I really liked this series some parts were really disturbing. Lisbeth is the strongest female character I have read, she has her own way of fighting back.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would read again! As with the Millennium series, it took a bit of time to properly get into it, but once I did, I couldn't put it down. Looking forward to the next.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting A good continuation of Larsson's original trilogy.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Warriors are back. It started slow; so many characters, but then it became Lisbeth Salander. I thoroughly enjoyed it, though it took a few pages. I can't wait for the next one. As always Salander and Blomkvist fight the fight against powerful forces and they succeed. They are warriors in a world where we need honourable people to stand up to the greedy and power-hungry.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Girl In The Spider's Web I did not like it as much s the first three, but still and enjoyable read.
Date published: 2017-06-26

Editorial Reviews

"So much more than a thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a dazzling novel of big ideas. It tackles issues of power, corruption, justice, and innocence--all the while drawing you into the twists and turns of a frighteningly suspenseful mystery." --Harlan Coben