The Girl in the Spider's Web - David Lagercrantz

Posted by Durward Bartell
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The Girl in the Spider's Web - David Lagercrantz

I don't care what grave injustices Eva Gabrielsson may claim. Frankly, she doesn't seem like a very trustworthy character, and she hasn't done anything to prove otherwise. Bottomline, we all read books for the enjoyment we derive from them. If it turns out to be a well-written book, as prejudiced as you all are against it, you are the ones who would bombast it all over the web. Right now, before the book has been released, no argument should matter.

Revised version:
And so it did turn out to be good. All the opposition this books been facing has come to naught. David Lagercrantz delivers in the end, and Ms. Gabrielsson was done in by her 'hear no evil' attitude.
It actually does not feel like some other writer has written the book, except that the violence has been toned down a little. Initially the plot started with a farfetched concept, though Stieg Larsson has never been known for being realistic in the Millennium series. To his credit, Lagercrantz never deviated from Steig Larsson's idea of his main characters. Lisbeth Salander's vocabulary (and that of a few others as well) seems to have deteriorated as compared to the other books in the series, but I think it's more George Goulding's fault than Lagercrantz's. All-in-all, I feel that Lagercrantz has done a wonderful job, considering he is known primarily as biographer than anything else. I am pretty sure that with this book, he'll beat his own record of selling the highest number of copies of a book in Sweden.

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