Monday, September 14, 2015
The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Langercranz
4.0 out of 5 stars -- Lisbeth Salander "was not one to forget an injustice. She retaliated and she righted wrongs."
"The mark of a man is his contradictions."
What can I say? Some will likely say this novel is a travesty and should never have been published. I don't care. I had been missing Lisbeth Salander -- a character unlike any other but now so iconic that attempts have been made by other authors to create someone like her in their own stories. But we KNOW Lisbeth, and her history, and she is still one of the most interesting characters in this genre. Haunted and fierce, she is a warrior. Broken in so many ways, she uses her unusual talents when she has a reason. A brilliant hacker, Lisbeth is amazing when it comes to finding out secrets that others go to great lengths to hide. She is unique, and unfathomable. She's her own person. And, I think David Lagercrantz was faithful in his attempts to bring us a 4th story in the Millennium series. I hope there will be more.
This novel has Lisbeth and the journalist Mikael Blomkvist investigating a case involving the US National Security Agency and internet espionage that led to a murder. Greed and corruption. Who can be trusted if those who are doing the surveillance are also benefiting from it? This was a complicated plot that is connected to Lisbeth's past and the previous novels. I enjoyed it.
*This book is #4 in the Millennium series and these need to be read in order.