Thursday, 28 April 2016

Books // The Girl In The Spider's Web

Before I start reviewing this, although I'm going to try and keep this spoiler free, this is the fourth book in the Millennium series. So if you plan on reading those, this post might be one you should skip!

In Sri Lanka, I managed to read through the Millennium trilogy (more commonly known as the Girl with the dragon tattoo series), and they were without a doubt my favourite books to have read in a long time. However, I was unsure as to whether I wanted to read this latest instalment because as Stieg Larsson died, the series has been continued by David Lagercrantz. I was very conscious that the writing style or storyline could have been 'ruined' for me, but when I saw it in Asda for £4, it just happened to return home with me.

Annnnnnd, I wasn't disappointed.

Blomkvist, a well known Swedish journalist, has been contacted by Professor Balder because he has been warned that his life is in danger. Although deemed an incompetent father by the courts, Balder has taken his autistic son from his Mother, and Balder believes the two of them are under threat and he wants Blomkvist to publish his story, of which obviously involves a female hacker. 

So Blomkvist turns to Lisbeth Salander for help, and realises that as usual, she is already involved within the drama. The two of them manage to work together, to keep Balder's son safe and solve the new mystery which avails..

This probably isn't my favourite out of the four books but it was definitely still a page turner, and one which you could read without really having read the others. You'd probably be confused by who is who, but the storyline itself is something you could work out. I say this, but I've read them all so I could be wrong! Also, the fact it wasn't written by Larsson himself made no difference whatsoever and I was really impressed by how Lagercrantz has managed to carry on the story.

Overall, just go and read all four books. I promise you won't be disappointed!

1 comment

Unknown said...

I really want to read this series, heard so many good things but have never got round to it! Xx

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