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Book Reviews & Essays on Literature

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

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web, by David LagercrantzIn August 2015, the Swedish publisher Norstedts published a fourth Millennium book, written by Swedish author David Lagercrantz, called The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The original title in Swedish is Det som inte dödar oss (meaning “that which does not kill us”), and again features the characters of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist created by Larsson. Larsson’s long-time partner had said this was a bad idea, and she was right. I bought the book, and tried my best to read it, but even stuck without an entertainment system on a transcontinental flight I could not for the life of me get further than about 100 pages into it. (Continue reading…)

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