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The Girl in the Spider's Web : Millennium Series Series : Book 4 - David Lagercrantz

The Girl in the Spider's Web

Millennium Series Series : Book 4

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Published: 12th April 2016
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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO IS BACK WITH A UK NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time. Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story - and it is a terrifying one.

More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's world-leading advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters - and a violent criminal conspiracy that will very soon bring terror to the snowbound streets of Stockholm, to the Millennium team, and to Blomkvist and Salander themselves.

About the Author

David Lagercrantz was born in 1962, and is an acclaimed author and journalist. In 2015 The Girl in the Spider's Web, his continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, became a worldwide bestseller, and it was announced that Lagercrantz would write two further novels in the series. He is also the author of the acclaimed and bestselling I am Zlatan Ibramhimovic, and Fall of Man in Wilmslow, a novel about Alan Turing.

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      I have heaps of books waiting for me to read -- about 25 -- and I'll watch a movie instead. Because I loved the first three books and the movies, I'm definitely hooked. I was a bit wary because it wasn't written by that author, but it is as wonderful. The author put, at the front of the book, a list of names and who they are, which is wonderful, but I wish he had put more characters there, because sometimes I do have to go back a few pages to remind me who someone is.

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      Lagercrantz has constructed an elegant plot around different concepts of intelligence ... his continuation, while never formulaic, is a cleaner and tighter read than the originals ... Without ever becoming pastiche, the book is a respectful and affectionate homage to the originals. -- Mark Lawson Guardian. As I read Lagercrantz's The Girl in the Spider's Web, I found that I kept forgetting for several pages at a time that I wasn't reading genuine Larsson ... One devours Larsson's books for the plots, the action, the anger, and most of all for Lisbeth Salander ... Lagercrantz has caught her superbly, and expertly spun the sort of melodramatic yarn in which she can thrive. -- Jake Kerridge Daily Telegraph. Fans of Stieg Larsson's captivating odd couple of modern detective fiction - the genius punk hacker Lisbeth Salander and her sometime partner, the crusading investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist - will not be disappointed ... Salander and Blomkvist have survived the authorship transition intact and are just as compelling as ever. -- Michiko Kakutani New York Times. Elegantly paced, slickly executed, and properly thrilling. -- Alison Flood Observer First, the conclusion. David Lagercrantz has done well ...The Girl in the Spider's Web conveys the essence and atmosphere of Larsson's Millennium novels. He has captured the spirit of their characters and devised inventive plots, most of them suitably exaggerated ... On the evidence of Spider's Web, most Millennium fans will want to continue following their Lisbeth. -- Marcel Berlins The Times. Lagercrantz's real achievement here is the subtle development of Lisbeth's character; he allows us access to her complex, alienated world but is careful not to remove her mystery and unknowability. Lisbeth Salander remains, in Lagercrantz's hands, the most enigmatic and fascinating anti-heroine in fiction. -- Barry Forshaw Financial Times. Rest easy, Lisbeth Salander fans - our punk hacker heroine is in good hands ... Swedish crime novelist David Lagercrantz takes the reins with prowess, not only mimicking Larsson's shamelessly pulpy prose, but admirably expanding the deliciously depraved world of the novels. -- Patrick Ryan USA Today.

      ISBN: 9781848667785
      ISBN-10: 1848667787
      Series: Millennium Series
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 496
      Published: 12th April 2016
      Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 3.2
      Weight (kg): 0.34
      Edition Number: 1