Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Review: The Girl in the Spider's Web

Summary: she is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution. Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it . .

Review: David Largercrantz tries to capture the writing style of Stieg Larsson. He almost gets there. I'd say most of it pick ups right where Larsson left off but it is a task not easily done and Largercrantz' version of the Millennium gang feels like an evolution of a writer's style. It's an enjoyable story that feels rushed to get to the end. An ending that doesn't satisfy as previous books had. It does give a feeling that there could be more story.
The production of the CD was done well. There are no added interludes to indicate the CD is ending.
It is an enjoyable story worth the listen.