The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium, #5) by David Lagercrantz

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium, #5)

Lisbeth Salander is an unstoppable force: Sentenced to two months in Flodberga women's prison for saving a young boy's life by any means necessary, Salander refuses to say anything in her own defence. She has more important things on her mind.Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week - and receives a lead to follow for his pains. For him, it looks to be an important expose for Millennium. For her, it could unlock the facts of her c...

Details The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium, #5)

TitleThe Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium, #5)
Release DateSep 7th, 2017
PublisherMacLehose Press
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Crime

Reviews The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium, #5)

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    “First you find out the truth. then you take revenge.”There are just times when the laws of the land get things wrong. Our uber hip, ominously dangerous heroine, Miss Lisbeth Salander, is in Flodberga prison for two months because, in the course of saving an autistic child from his abuser, she got…too aggressive.She did. I was there. I saw it with my reader’s eye. She beat the shit out of that low life, steaming pile of excrement. Knowing...
  • Matthew
    I think I am kind of jaded by this series at this point. Honestly, I did enjoy the second two books of the original trilogy, but I was not a huge fan of the original novel and, with these two that have come out by a different author, I am skeptical, but I want to give them a chance. I did enjoy this book, even more than the last one, but I think if it was not connected to this series, I might have enjoyed it more.First thing, in general, I enjoye...
  • James Elliot Leighton
    Absolutely pathetic. Clumsy, dull, slow. It has unbelievable characters, improbable situations, implausible plotting. Lagercrantz is nothing like Stieg Larsson, he is destroying a franchise that was popular world-wide. He has Lisbeth as a Wonder Woman who can beat the crap out of six foot two, physically fit men, drop them and dislocate a shoulder with a couple of punches. Ludicrous. He has not the faintest clue about computer hacking, nor many o...
  • Erin
    When I read and reviewed The Girl in the Spider's Web, I really was of the opinion that Lagercrantz's version of Lisbeth Salander was a shadow of the woman that Stieg Larsson had made a household name. In this latest installment of the series, I feel that author and character are becoming more comfortable with each other. I also felt that Salander and Blomkvist' s relationship was written so much better and I loved the continued exploration of th...
  • Liz
    I've enjoyed this series immensely, even the last book written by Lagercrantz. But this book just lacked something. It seemed to spend the first meandering around without truly setting up a definitive plot line. As you would expect, there remain lots of moving pieces throughout the book with lots of very current themes- hacking of the financial markets, fentanyl, Muslim fanatics. Despite the multiple themes, it's often far too easy to see where ...
  • Bibi
    This book is Chaotic and pretty much without a plot, not to mention it was written in such a stilted manner. Is Lagercrantz intent on destroying Larsson's legacy?
  • Matt
    Commissioned to continue the Millenium series, David Lagercrantz seeks to carve out his own niche while remaining true to Stieg Larsson’s foundation. Here, the reader remembers some of the issues that faced Lisbeth Salander, now sitting in prison for the computer crimes she committed. While on the inside, Salander shows her highly aggressive side as she protects a vulnerable Muslim prisoner who is accused of a murder, but espouses her innocence...
  • Skip
    Please read the following review in the context of my overarching belief that Lisbeth Salander is an iconic figure in contemporary fiction.Lisbeth is in a maximum security prison, serving time for her overly aggressive methods to rescue an autistic child in Lagercrantz's first book. The prison ward is run by a psychotic inmate, who has adopted the name Benito, who is abusing a young Arab women, who has been wrongfully jailed in connection with fa...
  • Ninoska Goris
    Español - English Si no tienes mucho tiempo para leer, no comiences este libro. Dejarás todo de lado y no harás más nada, solo leer hasta terminarlo. Es cierto que al principio es un poco lento en lo que nos dan los detalles, pero luego va todo a la carrera. Es desde diferentes puntos de vista lo que enriquece la historia y siempre queda en suspenso y no sabes si leer más rápido o saltarte páginas y saber qué pasa.En esta oportunidad Lisb...
  • João Carlos
    Estátua na Igreja Storkyrkan em Estocolmo - Suécia. "São Jorge, o cavaleiro, está montado no seu cavalo e tem a espada erguida. Um dragão moribundo jaz debaixo do cavaleiro. Uma mulher em vestes burgúndias encontra-se ao seu lado."(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] Duas "versões" ou duas "visões" para ”O Homem Que Perseguia a Sua Sombra” 1 - Review de João Carlos Pereira - 2* Contêm alguns spolie...
  • Barbara
    Fans of the 'Millenium Series' know that Stieg Larrson, the original author, passed away after writing the third book. Subsequent stories have been written by David Lagercrantz, who hits his stride with this book (IMO). ********As this fifth book in the 'Millenium Series' opens, Lisbeth Salander is in Flodberga Prison - sentenced to two months for refusing to cooperate with the (compromised) police while protecting an endangered autistic boy (in ...
  • Marléne
    Not even good if you see it as a fan-fic, not connected to great works of Stieg Larsson. I would much rather rate it a 0 but as it is impossible. Save your money. This story is not about Lisbeth Salander. Sure, it mentions her every now and then, but it's not about her. Read only if you wish to see how David Lagercrantz butcher the characters completely, stips them of their principles and well established quirks. Nothing is good about this book. ...
  • Mel
    So I touch upon the fact that I hate David Lagercrantz as the person who continued this series down below, but I will actually review the book here.I found this, as a book, holds up really well. I enjoyed the plot and I liked the characters. I do not think this book holds up in the series at all. I really enjoyed the mystery, I liked the government conspiracy aspect, along with the side characters involved in the mystery, but I didn't like how th...
  • debra
    Around 3*s. IMO, Simon Vance is an exceptional narrator, and as soon as I heard his familiar voice- I was-"Ooh, I'm going to love this." I didn't. I did enjoy the parts where "the beyond kickass" Lisbeth was on the scene, and wish there were many, many more of them. There were several twisted plotlines, but few surprises. I recently told someone that when "I cook-it looks real, but tastes like someone washed it." This book gave me that same feeli...
  • Tooter
    What a disappointing end to one of my favorite series! It was a mess...too long, too much unnecessary detail and an unsatisfying ending.
  • L.A. Starks
    An excellent continuation of the series. Part of chapter 24 feels tacked-on, like Revelations in the Bible--not a fit with the rest. Blomkvist feels a bit insufferable and smug; Lisbeth is well-written and brave, as always. Also, there's a bit too much research download. I understand the impulse.
  • Tanja Berg
    A totally superfluous addition to the "Millenium" universe. I should have known better than to read this. It's a travesty how the legacy of Stieg Larsson is being used. It's a wonder he doesn't turn in his grave and rise from the dead to haunt the culprits. I finished though, and I don't know what that says about me. Probably less than having bought this in the first place. The beginning is enticing enough for me to be drawn in, and the plot is i...
  • Barbara Bryan
    Insufficient words to properly express how truly bad this book is. The writing is infantile, at first I attributed it to the translation but that's not the case. The story line is impossible to follow and I have to finally let one of my favorite literary characters go. Goodbye to Lisbeth Salander and I mourn Stieg Larsson again. Read 80 pages, DNF.
  • Joana
    A história é muito mais interessante do que a do livro anterior pós-Larsson. O enredo pega em inúmeras lacunas que ficaram por preencher após a morte do autor e leva a história para uma sem fim de novas possibilidades. Adorei e recomendo, especialmente para quem ficou desiludido com o 4o volume (como eu fiquei na altura).
  • Carolyn
    3.5 stars. I find this a difficult book to review and rate. On the positive side, the suspense was there. I read it in one day and well into the night, barely stopping for anything else. I cannot say that for many recent thrillers. The author's style is quite different from Larsson's but am happy to have Lisbet back. However, I miss the vulnerable Lisbet who was barely functional in interpersonal relations. She is now one mean, tough fighting ma...
  • Anabela Mestre
    David Lagercrantz, neste livro que continua a saga Millennium, devolve-nos o vício, dos livros escritos por Stieg Larsson. Com uma cruzada ao mundo da infância de Lisbeth Salander, este autor leva-nos a não deixar de ler, enquanto não descobrimos a verdade do oculto. David soube muito bem recuperar o fio condutor de Larsson, e o que temos aqui é uma história empolgante que nos entusiasma e em que queremos que acabe logo para descobrir as re...
  • aaron rourke
    this has certainly been an interesting read. time to finally pick up another genre that isn't crime omfg.
  • Scott
    First of all, I must say right up front that I am a big fan of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy and consider it some of the best mystery/suspense genre that I have ever read. I loved reading those books and was deeply saddened by his unexpected passing and ensuing estate battles between his father/brother and his longtime girlfriend. I personally think she got robbed and mistreated in ways that I cannot express without getting downright angry...
  • Anna
    Lisbeth Salander is my favourite character in contemporary literature. Not one of… but the very favourite! She’s as intelligent and self-contained as she is a no-tolerance-to-bullying & crime-fighting badass, a multi-layered strong-willed yet vulnerable character, with a gripping past, helped by equally intriguing characters. I will read any Millenium book David Lagercrantz will put out there, because however much fun rereading the trilogy is...
  • The Pfaeffle Journal (Diane)
    While, I enjoyed this 5th installment of the Lisbeth Salander saga, The Girl who Takes an Eye for an Eye, this book doesn't have the depth of original series. There is just something missing, I felt that the plot was just a little weak and didn't have the same intricate balance that the first two books had. The story was just not big enough to handle the mythical character, Lisbeth Salander. In the earlier books written by Larrson, the plot revol...
  • Xabi1990
    No sé para qué tenemos héroes Marvel si la Lisbeth Salander esta deja fuera de combate a quien haga falta en un pis-pas (y mide 1,5 m y pesa cuarenta kilos mal contados). Y entra en el sitio más protegido de la red en lo que tardamos en comernos un donut. La reostia, vamos. Ya sé que venía siendo lo habitual, pero en esta entrega es muy exagerado. Vale, nos lo creemos. La trama de este libro va de otra vuelta de tuerca de la infancia tortuo...
  • Kristy
    The latest in the Millennium series picks up not long after book #4 ends, with Salander in a women's prison after the incident with Frans Balder and his son, August. Salander being Salander, prison doesn't bother her too much (she has her beloved mathematical equations after all), but she is irate over the treatment of another prisoner, Faria. Faria--and soon Salander--are under threat of the prison's most evil prisoner, Benito, and her feared kn...
  • Tim
    An incredible story with multiple plot lines that must be read or listened to intently to appreciate the great depths of author Lagercrantz' imagination. 10 of 10 stars