Monday, January 25, 2016

The Girl in the Spider's Web, by David Lagercrantz

In 2005 Stieg Larsson died of a heart attack, leaving behind three novels that were published after his death, beginning with "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."  I wasn't a big fan of his second book, but quite enjoyed his last.

Mr. Lagercrantz, like Mr. Larsson a Swedish author and journalist, has chosen to continue the series of books. So this one features the characters and settings of Mr. Larsson's.

So how did he do at it? Just okay. It is an interesting book, and the writing was fine. But that's it; if he continues to write in this series, I will not bother to read it. What's over is over; the excitement and energy that Mr. Larsson managed to imbue in (at least two of) his books has not been replicated here.

The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series

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