Book Talk: The Girl Who Takes and Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz (Millenium #5)

Hey guys!
It’s book review time. I finally managed to get hold of the latest part in the Millenium series at the library. Let’s how David Lagercrantz worked with Stieg Larsson legacy!

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Cover from Goodreads)

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Cover from Goodreads)

 

The Plot:
After all that happened in the last book, Lisbeth is in jail. In a high security prison to be more precise. However, not everybody is safe there either…
Meanwhile, Mikael Blomkvist investigates the strange changes about Leo Mannheimer…

 

The Rating:
First of all, let me talk about Stieg Larsson’s legacy. When David Lagercrantz continued the Millenium series I had second thoughts but he surprised me with The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Lagercrantz is not Larrson, his writing style is somewhat different and the reading experience is not 100 % the same despite Lagercrantz working with the familiar characters. However, he did a very good job picking up where Larrson had left off, despite a lot of pressure coming with the task.
I enjoyed the last book quite a lot, so I was excited to get my hands on more from Lagercrantz. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye is fascinating. The novel was impossible to put but I still have some critical remarks. Continue reading

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Book Review: The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

Hey guys!
It’s book review time! Today I have something a little paradox: it is the fourth part of the Millenium trilogy. A book that technically shouldn’t exist. As some of you may know, Stieg Larsson, writer of the Millenium trilogy, passed away. So The Girl in the Spider’s Web continues the story, but with a new guy holding the pen…

Goodreads Cover - The Girl in the Spider's Web

Goodreads Cover – The Girl in the Spider’s Web

 

The Plot:
The famous computer scientist Frans Balder returns home to Sweden after burning all the bridges in US. He is back to take care of his autistic son, August. Well, the perfect picture doesn’t last long. Balder is shot, August the only witness.
So, how did Lisbeth know this guy? And why is Mikael Blomkvist at the crime scene?

 

The Rating:
I had rather mixed feelings about picking this book up. Stieg Larsson’s novels had been intense, impossible to put down, simply fascinating thrillers. Would The Girl in the Spider’s Web live up to this legacy? Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: The Girl who played with Fire

First of all I want to apologize for the reduction of posts. As some of you may have noticed, I switched to one post per week as I have so much stuff going on right now.

However, let’s get down to today’s post! Last week I wrote on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy. I couldn’t wait to read the second the second part and immediately watched the Swedish adaptation. Here’s my opinion on that:

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Book vs. Movie: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009+2011)

Both book and movies are pretty famous by now. But somehow I never managed to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. At least not until a few weeks ago when I stumbled through the library in desperate need for a good read for the weekend. By now I’m almost finished with the last book in the Millenium series! And I caught up on the movies as well 😉

 


(2011 adaptation)

 

The Plot:
The journalist Mikael Blomkvist hit rock bottom. After his magazine Millenium published an investigative report on Wennerström, Blomkvist was sentenced to prison as his allegations turned out to be wrong. While he takes a break, he gets an unexpected proposal. Mikael Blomkvist is asked to investigate an 40-year-old murder case. With the help of the super investigator and social nightmare Lisbeth Salander he discovers some interesting findings… Continue reading