The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4) by David Lagercrantz

The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4)

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 ar...


Details The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4)

TitleThe Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4)
ISBN9780385354288
Author
Release DateSep 1st, 2015
PublisherKnopf
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages400 pages
GenreAudiobook, Suspense, Fiction
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Reviews The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4)

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    2015-09-05
    ”It’s always the wrong people who have the guilty conscience. Those who are really responsible for suffering in the world couldn’t care less. It’s the ones fighting for good who are consumed by remorse.”David Lagercrantz, a novelist and journalist, was asked to assume responsibility for the continuation of a trilogy of novels that frankly took the publishing industry by storm. The books left readers stunned with the marvelous insanity o...
  • Esra
    2015-03-31
    Look! I respect for the exertion, but ... man! This is not the lisbeth as we know. It's the lighter version of her. very light. She is just a babysitter for august, some brat hacker who hacks american government. But I enjoyed to read it anyway. I'll always read lisbeth's stories no matter what. I love her , I2ll always support the effort :DLagercrantz sanki kendi lisbeth'ini yeniden yaratmış gibiydi. Bizim tanıdığımız lisbeth'den geriye ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2015-08-05
    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading ListI thought this book was wonderful! I have missed Lisbeth and Blomkvist for so long. I think the new author did a great job carrying on Stieg Larsson's series. Lisbeth is one of the coolest women out there. I love her character, I love how smart she is, oh if I could be as smart as her. I do hate her past, but I am glad that she is a character that was written to rise above all of the horrible things that happ...
  • Brandon
    2015-09-06
    The whole story behind the creation and release of The Girl in the Spider’s Web is actually somewhat disgusting. Series’ creator Stieg Larsson unexpectedly died from a heart attack in 2004, a year before the first novel in the Millennium trilogy was to be published. In the years that followed, the books enjoyed tremendous, widespread success as Larsson’s characters would grow a rabid fan base. Unfortunately for readers, the series would end...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    2015-09-01
    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 ...
  • Beatriz
    2017-01-02
    Comencé el libro con muchos reparos porque no sabía si este nuevo autor lograría mantener la impronta de los personajes y, debo reconocer que lo ha hecho muy, pero que muy bien. Sin ningún problema pude evocar esos momentos, hace muchos años, cuando la historia de Lisbeth, su padre y todo el aparataje de espionaje y corrupción me tenía agarrada de un puño.Sentí el estilo de Lagercrantz bastante más fluido, a pesar que el contexto en que...
  • Hayat
    2015-05-11
    Update: read in August 2015 but decided to update in January 2016 I read the The Millennium Trilogy in anticipation of The Girl in the Spider's Web and as soon as it was out I began reading it with a lot of excitement and a little apprehension, just in case the new author doesn't live up to or come close to the writing talents of Stieg Larsson.Well, clearly David Lagercrantz is no Stieg Larsson and everything I loved about The Millennium Trilogy...
  • Skip
    2015-08-04
    Just as true Deadheads do not appreciate Trey Anastasio playing Jerry Garcia's lead guitar or singing his songs, David Lagercrantz is not Stieg Larsson. He has a different writing style, but Lisbeth Salander remains one of the most innovative and iconic characters in modern fiction: an antisocial goth female hacker, fighting with all her substantial might against injustice, both perceived or actual. The novel gets off to a rather slow start, with...
  • Brenda
    2015-05-11
    I initially was going to give this 4 stars, but decided 3 more accurately represented my feelings. I found the first third of the book tedious and I almost gave up. Like all newspapers, Millenium is in trouble and purchased by a larger company. Mikael Blomkvist is unhappy and unmotivated. There were a lot of new characters introduced, and a refresher list of previous characters was provided in the beginning. The agencies and groups involved tende...
  • Lyn
    2015-11-28
    Stieg Larrson is dead, alas.David Lagercrantz was granted a blessing and a curse. A blessing in the sense that he gets to write another Lisbeth and Mikael novel, a series with a worldwide following that will certainly sell and most definitely get a lot of attention.A curse because he takes the stage after a phenomenal opening act, a lamentable position. Rumor has it that Larrson’s partner was far from pleased about his selection by the literary...
  • Shannelle Lamour :)
    2015-08-27
    I'm sorry but no... I was super excited to read this to the point that I may have built it up in my head, and when it failed to deliver it made it that much more dissapointing. Lisbeths character in the first three books was so fluid that she became such a believable person with all her quirks, silence, and way of behaving that were always so consistent. but in this book I caught myself at least fifteen plus times thinking 'Salander would never h...
  • Ninoska Goris
    2017-02-28
    Es el cuarto libro de la serie Millennium de Stieg Larsson. Este último libro escrito por David Lagercrantz. Realmente no leí el libro buscando diferencias en la forma de escribir entre ambos autores, como hizo la mayoría al parecer. Y terminó gustándome tanto como los anteriores. Si bien es cierto que Lisbeth Salander no aparece tanto como esperaba, es una tremenda historia, con el manejo de bastantes personajes, uno de ellos con capacidade...
  • Aditi
    2015-08-10
    “What she had realized was that love was that moment when your heart was about to burst.” ---- Stieg LarssonThe journalist and the female hacker are back with a bang!David Lagercrantz, a Swedish author, takes up the authority to continue with the legendary Millennium series of the international bestselling Swedish crime writer, Stieg Larsson. And Lagercrantz has proved that Lisbeth Salander cannot be dead, by projecting her with an immense p...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    2014-11-15
    I went into reading this book with the thought that it has a snowballs chance in hell to be as good as Stieg Larsson's books. I mean they are something of the best I have ever read when it comes to Swedish books (Actually when I think about it that doesn't say that much since every damn person in Sweden seems to think that they are the new Stieg Larsson or Liza Marklund or whatever). What I want to say is that even though I have been looking forw...
  • Filipe Miguel
    2015-10-03
    Stieg Larsson... voltou!Dificilmente um apreciador de Stieg Larsson irá sentir-se desiludido com este "A Rapariga Apanhada na Teia de Aranha", mais que não seja pelo outrora improvável regresso da dupla Blomqvist-Salander.Lagercrantz tem o mérito de replicar quase na integra a fórmula de Larsson, ao ponto de ser dificil distinguir onde se desvanece a escrita de um e começa a de outro. David, que no curriculo pouco mais tinha que a biografia...
  • Estefani at Fiction Jungle
    2015-04-01
    2.5 StarsThis should never have happened. Despite some of the things I enjoyed, it didn’t do any good for Millennium and for the other things it stands for.If there was something that set apart these novels from everything else I’ve read, was how real these characters felt. And I’m not saying it lightly. This fourth book was a shallow understanding of what Lisbeth and Mikael once were. For a reader it’s very easy to recognize when your fa...
  • Gally
    2015-04-01
    04.01.15 --LISBETH'S BACK.I flipped my SHIT when I saw this. My dream of having more Lisbeth has come true. I hope this is where we finally meet her twin.Sept 2015 --2/5 stars ~0.5/1 for plot0.5/1 for characters and character development0.5/1 for writing style/translation0.5/1 for pace0/1 for world-buildingMy feelings about this continuation of Stieg Larsson's beloved Millennium series are unexpectedly conflicted. This has nothing to do with the ...
  • James
    2017-03-10
    3 stars to David Lagercrantz's The Girl in the Spider's Web, the fourth book in the "Millenium" thriller series, written by a new author given the original, Steig Larsson, passed away several years ago. While the book carries on with great characters and a similar style, it wasn't as satisfying as the originals. But who can resist Blomkvist and Lisbeth -- you can't NOT read it! Story As readers come to know of this series of books, the plots are ...
  • Barbara
    2015-11-25
    Frans Balder, a brilliant Swedish computer scientist, created a revolutionary artificial intelligence (AI) program when he worked at the Solifon company in the United States. He then suddenly quit his job, took his program, and returned to Sweden. Balder proceeded to remove his autistic 8-year-old son August from the abusive home of his ex-wife and her boyfriend and holed up at home with the boy. It seems that Balder had discovered a conspiracy i...
  • Brad
    2015-09-03
    This is good clean fun, with none of the major problems I was prepared to pour upon it. While it isn't based on any of the notes that the deceased author left behind, only the characters and the situations, I still love the characters. Our favorite hacker-girl is still kick-ass and running huge circles of Sci-Fi all over the more traditional mystery scene. To note: Wet get lots of references to technological singularities, emergent AIs, MMORPGS, ...
  • Craig Sisterson
    2015-07-17
    THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB by David Lagercrantz, translated by George Goulding (MacLehose Press, 27 August 2015)Reviewed by Craig SistersonShe's back. After all the waiting, anticipation, and controversy, Lisbeth Salander is back.It starts with a hand, beating rhythmically on a mattress in an unknown bedroom. Why is the hand beating? Whose hand is it? Whose bedroom? What does it mean?None of those questions are answered until much later in THE ...
  • Matthew
    2015-08-05
    Not bad, but kind of confusing. It was like a whole bunch of complicated cyber-hacking sounding plot lines were thrown in a blender and the mush that came out was put into print. The author tried too hard to carry on after Larsen.I think the reason I still liked it a bit was that I know the characters from the previous books. If this was my first time with Blomkvist and Salander, I think I would have been very puzzled.
  • Matt
    2015-06-07
    In this long-anticipated release, Lagercrantz adds his own flavour to Lisbeth Salander and Mikhael Blomkvist. After leaving a prestigious job at a computer firm in California, Frans Balder is back in Sweden and looking to regain custody of his son. A messy divorce left him with little choice but to flee, but Balder wants to care for August and leave his California dreams in the rearview mirror. As the reader soon learns, August is an autistic sav...
  • Tim
    2015-08-26
    In many, many ways, I prefer this new addition to the Millennium series to the original Larsson books, which had an amazing premise and one of genre fiction's great characters in the form of Lisbeth Salander but suffered from some truly tedious writing (to wit: How many Ikea product names can you squeeze into a work of fiction?)Lagercrantz is a better stylist, and while the plot isn't 100% able to make me suspend disbelief, it was pretty damn goo...
  • Gary
    2015-10-22
    I read the 3 Stieg Larsson books back to back sometime ago and loved them and felt so disappointed that the 10 book Millenium series had been cut short by the death of the author. So when I heard that the series was to be continued by David Lagercrantz I was both excited and intrigued to see how successful he would be. Overall I would say that he does a good job picking up the pieces and continuing with the series which must have been no easy tas...
  • Francisco
    2016-01-06
    Is it possible for one author to continue with the creation of another? My experience with the creation of fictional characters is that these are so dependent on the intuition, experience, memory, regrets, even dysfunction of the author that no other can take the baton, as it were. I was hoping against hope that I was wrong because Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist were (and still are) so real and they gave me such a good spark of c...