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The Girl in the Spider's Web
The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series | David Lagercrantz
Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return She is the girl with the dragon tattooa 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 superhackera 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 Hornets Nest join forces again in this adrenaline-charged, uniquely of-the-moment thriller.From the Hardcover edition.
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Julsmarshall
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Finally jumped back into this series and I loved it as much as before! Lisbeth Salander is such a badass character! I listened on #audio and it was great! And there are 2 more finished books 😄 Let‘s add to that never ending #TBR!

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Julsmarshall
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Bookwm85forever
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I finally got around to reading this book. Definitely different than the first three books but still a good read. Lisbeth is my hero!!

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Blueberry
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🕷🖤📚 14mo
perfectsinner This was the only one I tried after Larsson's passing. Sadly Lagercrantz's Lisbeth isn't the same and I stopped reading them 😔 14mo
Eggs 🕸❤️🕷 14mo
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Victoria_Clyne
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This is a the fourth book in the Millennium series with author David Lagercrantz taking over. I wasn't sure what to expect given how much I had enjoyed the original books but I was thoroughly engrossed.

It's been a while since I read the originals so my memory is fuzzy but it was a thrilling read with great descriptions and the characters carrying on where they left off. Will definitely continue with the series.

Traci1 I feel like his books aren't quite as gritty as Larsson's, but I enjoyed them and am glad he continued the series. 1y
Victoria_Clyne @Traci1 I'm glad as well. I have to admit it has been years since I read the original three and can't remember enough of the details to be able to do a good comparison. 1y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Mehso-so

Not bad. You can tell it was a different author. It didn‘t feel as in-depth and intricate as Larsson wrote. The story felt extra. It wasn‘t bad ... it‘s hard to describe. It came across as developed fanfic. It‘s plausible that it could be part of the series but it‘s clearly not written by the right author. 🤷🏻‍♀️
It was too easy to figure out the twists and the bad guys and how it would be solved.
⭐️⭐️1/2 -⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OrangeMooseReads
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Decided to go with this one. Not sure how I feel about it yet. Definitely different writers.
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Side question: The Outlander series. Is it worth it?

Nutmegnc I enjoyed the outlander series. It‘s pretty well written. I will say that I didn‘t not like the later books as well as the first few. 2y
CoverToCoverGirl I loved the Outlander series. I‘ve read it twice and listened to them all on audio too. Impatiently waiting for the next book. It‘s been 5+ years. 2y
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Laughterhp
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Wow! I so loved this book! It‘s been about 10 years since I read the original trilogy, but I didn‘t think that mattered. Honestly, I think it helped because I couldn‘t compare the writing to the previous author.

I listened to this on audio and Simon Vance did a great job. At a certain point I couldn‘t stop listening and had to keep going. I was hooked! I did get confused at some points, lots of POV and had to figure out who‘s POV it was.

Laughterhp #Booked2021 - Translated into your first language. Translated from Swedish to English. 2y
Cinfhen Great pick!! I used to love this series... 2y
Jessieleah I loved the trilogy but have always hesitated to read further because I was worried about the change in writing style. I feel more confident now giving them a try based off your review! 2y
Laughterhp @Jessieleah If you do give it a try, I hope you like it! I‘m going to try and continue onto the rest of the series now too! 2y
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bibliobliss

Surely the great thing about life is that every now and then it springs a surprise on us...

#currentlyreading #bookquotes #fiction #novels #ebook #Libby

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Martta
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This worked really well as an audio book! The story was great and I didn't really mind the change of the writer either. I'm not good at judging the difference between the writers because it's been like 10 years since I read the original books. I realized how much I had missed Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander as characters! I'm definitely reading the rest of this series. 🤓

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Martta
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I'm loving this way more than I expected. The story is really good and it works well in audio form. 🎧😁

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Martta
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Decided to try Nextory after Bookbeat. I already like it more than Bookbeat. This book has spent years on my bookshelf. Now I decided to give it a try as an audiobook. The begining is very promising! 😁

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nzisai
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Pickpick

Good read

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reclusivepigeon
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I was a little hesitant to continue the series with a different author, but I think Lagercrantz did a pretty good job.

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jenniferw88
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bookaholic1 Good book, love this series 3y
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bibliobliss
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• Haven't had ANY adult reading time these past few weeks because of the little one; seemingly endless hours of nursing and keeping a baby alive is my life now 😉 I am making very slow progress with this book, but enjoying it just the same. I have to get caught up with this series, which might or might not be ongoing. It would be great if I could accomplish that goal before the end of the year!! •

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bibliobliss
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bibliobliss

"It wasn‘t just escapism, he persuaded himself. Sometimes the best ideas occur to you while your mind is occupied with something completely different. Pieces of the puzzle can suddenly fall into place. But he failed to come up with anything more constructive than the thought that he ought to spend more time lying around like this, reading good books.”

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bibliobliss

"In fact he always said it isn't the subject that determines good journalism, it's the reporter's attitude."

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bibliobliss
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• Started last night; excited to meet some new characters and glad to move forward with the series!! I'm 3 books behind, including the new one due next month. Gimme some more Lisbeth Salander! 🤗 •

#currentlyreading #currentsituation #bookseries #audiobook #LisbethSalander #MikaelBlomkvist

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LapReader
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Mehso-so

Reading this one this long weekend for #LMPBC #GroupX it‘s definitely not as good as the original. At this stage I won‘t read the next one but will probably watch the movies. @BecH @Sarz @thegreensofa @suvata

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Sarz
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Mehso-so

3.5 ⭐
Feeling a bit conflicted about my feelings on this one. I did like it - the story is compelling, but there was also so much I hated.

#lmpbc #groupx @LapReader @BecH @thegreensofa

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Lyanneee
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Didn't really want to read this knowing that it's not Stieg Larsson's writing anymore, but I got this for a really cheap price and I can't resist Lisbeth Salander! Here's to hoping it lives up to the first three books 🤞🙏

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BecH
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Thinking of picking this book for our next round of #lmpbc (held by my twin daughters). Only hitch is it‘s 475 pages :( Is that too long?! I‘ve read the rest of the Millenium Series and want to see how this new author handles Lisbeth.

BecH I am absolutely hopeless with this app, and can‘t remember/work out how to tag people. Can anyone help? 4y
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LapReader Gorgeous girls and a great pic Bec. 4y
LapReader And pick 4y
Sarz What cuties!! 4y
Sarz I have absolutely no problem with a book of this length. I've read the other Millennium books but have been avoiding this one just because I don't like change! That's a stupid excuse though, so great pick! 4y
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deliasson
Mehso-so

It was still Michael Blomkvist and everything but it just wasn't quite the same. LISBETH wasn't the same. She didn't have the same tendencies and she put on makeup?! Since when? It was just missing something.

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DHill
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Audio crocheting this morning. Hoping to finish both the scarf and the book today.

AmyG Lovely scarf...the wool is beautiful. 4y
BookNerd9906 Love the colors! ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Tamra That looks super cozy! 4y
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Kaye What type/ color if yarn are you using ? It‘s very pretty. 4y
DHill Thank you, @kaye ! It‘s Lion Brand Woolspun in Desert Sun Mix. 4y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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What a disappointment! Good enough to stick with, but really nothing like Steig Larsson‘s original Millennium Trilogy. Lisbeth Salander is just a cardboard cutout. Mikael Blomkvist plays a bigger part, but there are so many other characters at play. We know none of them well by the end. The action is improbable and not especially captivating.

Full review www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2018 #pop18 #nordicnoir

BarbaraTheBibliophage @KOTK @taraWritesSci Here‘s my review. 👎🏻 4y
KOTK Thanks for that. I decided to try something else instead as just couldn't bring myself to it and even less so now. Reading 13 ways of looking instead as been meaning to get round to 4y
Cinfhen I think I‘ll pass ~ thanks 4y
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CampbellTaraL Such a bummer to hear, but sadly, I'm not surprised. The source material is so good, how do they keep botching it so badly?! Thanks for remembering I'd inquired though! 4y
larah17 I don‘t think I‘ll read any of the books after Larsson‘s original trilogy... I haven‘t heard great things 😔 4y
Bookzombie Thank you for confirming I don‘t need to read this or the others. Love the original trilogy! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Bookzombie @larah17 @Cinfhen @KOTK You‘re welcome. Nothing to see here. Now you can move along to better books. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @taraWritesSci You‘re welcome! This book wasn‘t based on Larsson‘s partially finished book. That‘s in the possession of his partner/widow. If she should ever sanction a completion of it, I‘ll definitely give it a whirl. But she hasn‘t, probably due to all the acrimony with his family. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cedar_and_Grapefruit Yeah, its time we‘ll never get back ... sadly. 4y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Well, I managed to finish the tagged book while decorating our Christmas tree. But I have to say, it was ridiculously incongruous. Angels don‘t go with horrible, criminal people. But I‘m psyched about how pretty my tree is this year.

#atreeofangels #audiodecorating #nordicnoir #pop18

CouronneDhiver Very pretty tree! 4y
DHill Beautiful tree! 4y
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Bibliogeekery Beautiful! 4y
AppuNthebooks 🌲 looks lovely! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DHill @Bibliogeekery @AppuNthebooks Thanks, friends!! 🎄🎄♥️♥️ 4y
Bookzombie So pretty! 4y
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DHill
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Started this today. Curious to see how it will hold up to the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, which I loved. The narration is a little too monotonous but we‘ll see how it goes.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Giving this one a try for #pop18 #nordicnoir, despite its dismal reviews. Hope I don‘t hate it ... because I loved the trilogy from Larsson.

CampbellTaraL I'm watching for your review on this one because I've been so put off by the Americanized movie versions, I don't have the heart to try the Americanized books. ☹️ But! If you think otherwise... 4y
KOTK I was about to start this as I've been putting it off. Think it's the way the family have dismissed hus late partner sees me reluctant to feed the estate. Daft as I've already bought it but just keep procrastinating about reading ut. Will wait on your review 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @taraWritesSci I‘ll try to remember to tag you when I review! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @KOTK I feel the same way about the family‘s behavior. But, like you, it‘s been on my shelf for too long! 4y
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cdreincarnate
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Mehso-so

An autistic, eight-year-old boy witnesses his father‘s murder and apparently Lisbeth Salander is the only person who can keep him safe. It goes better than you‘d think it would, but only because the author doesn‘t understand autism.

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Elma
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1. To not have to turn in a library book without reading it.
2. No, I really don't like writing
3. The colors of the changing leaves
4. Happy November, Littens!

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! ☺️🧡 4y
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Sienopoli
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First off let me say that I thought this was the first book in the series. I was wrong. That‘s a my bad. However, it was still a FANTASTIC book. I can‘t wait to dive into the rest of the series. The book is so well written. The character Lisbeth Salander should be everyone‘s favorite anti hero. This book was so well written that I would think of the scenes my mind created while I was trying to watch tv and had to get back to the book.

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suvata
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I read the three “Millennium” books penned by Steig Larsson as they were released. I was hesitant to continue after Larsson‘s death when David Lagercrantz took over the series. All I can say is that it was silly of me to wait until now to read this fourth book. I liked it just as much as Larsson‘s original ones. I completely forgot how good the characters are from this series. Now I can‘t wait to read number five.

Reviewsbylola I‘ve been too scared to read past the original three (which I LOVED.) now you‘ve got me questioning that. 4y
suvata @Reviewsbylola You may want to give this one a try. 4y
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Elsuttie
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Mehso-so

A bit dark and depressing, but with a story that keeps the reader guessing. Not as good as the original series but still cleverly written.

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cherinium
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I saw the trailer for this today. I'm a little perplexed about them skipping 2 whole books to continue Lisbeth's story in the Millenium series. I'm curious to know what others think. I read that they worked some points from those 2 books into this movie to help with character development, but....why skip them at all? I have seen the Swedish movie trilogy and am really disappointed that the Hollywood adaptations fizzled out and are skipping ahead.

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Markblum
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It started slowly, and I am not sure it is up to the standard of stieg Larsen‘s millennium trilogy, but overall a good read

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Matilda
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This morning‘s chat worked perfectly for today‘s #riotgrams prompt: Library Love

Ps: if you have an ereader you should really checkout your libraries ebook rental system. Also perfect for audiobooks, comics, and even music/tv. All the love to Hoopla/Libby/Overdrive

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HarrieF
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There are worse places to read ☀️

APLitlife Beautiful! 5y
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Hooked_on_books
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I really enjoyed the original 3 Larsson books when I read them perhaps 8 years ago, so I resisted this book for a while, as it didn‘t seem right to me for someone else to appropriate the characters. About halfway through this, I was hooked. Good story, great pacing, and maintains the integrity of the series and the characters. I‘m glad I finally broke down.

Crystalblu Good to hear. It is literally sitting on the shelf next to me, it might be time to go back into the land of Lisbeth. 5y
Karkar I was pleasantly surprised about how well he did taking over Lisbeth as well. 5y
britt_brooke I‘m happy to hear this! I‘ve been holding out on the new author, too. 5y
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Erofan
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Mehso-so

No sharpness of Stieg Larsson! The book isn't impressed 😔

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Beckys_Books
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Just realized I didn't post a review after finishing this on my commute home Friday. Good, but not as good as the first three.

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Beckys_Books
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Finishing the book since it is due tomorrow!

Finishing the beer so I can drink another one. It's Friday Eve after all.

RaimeyGallant I feel like I would have to reread the first three to feel comfortable picking this up. Do you find it stands alone? 5y
Mollyanna How are you liking this one? I am leery of reading it considering how much I loved the first three. 5y
Beckys_Books @RaimeyGallant @Mollyanna This one stands on its own but I don't think it's quite as good as the first three. 5y
RaimeyGallant Good to know. :) 5y
Mollyanna Thank you. That is good to know. 5y
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StairwayToHeaven
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I have to say, Lagercrantz is a worthy successor to Larsson. Some things moved in a direction I doubt Larsson had in mind, but this is a stellar work. I love how effortlessly he switches between POV's and how he gives us a feeling for a character with just a few broad strokes. The plot is intricate and moves along nicely. The most notable difference to me was the lack of graphic violence and sex scenes which set the tone for the original trilogy.