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The Girl Who Lived Twice

(Millennium #6)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  16,753 ratings  ·  1,707 reviews
The sixth in the Millennium series featuring THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

"What will you do now?"
"I shall be the hunter and not the hunted"

The girl with the dragon tattoo is finally ready to confront her nemesis, the only woman who is evidently and in many ways her match. Salander will not wait to be hunted. When she strikes it will be a double blow: vengeance for recent
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published August 22nd 2019 by MacLehose Press
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Paromjit
There are many readers who, like me, cannot quite let go of Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander, and have ended up reading David Lagercrantz's resurrected Lisbeth, even when you can feel that there is likely to be a sense of disappointment upon reading his latest addition to this iconic series. There were elements of this that I enjoyed reading in this plot driven narrative, but nothing can disguise the glaring shortfalls when it comes to characterisation and character development, and nowhere is ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I freaking love Lisbeth, always and forever!! I’m glad he took over, he does a fine job!







Happy Reading!

Mel
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Jeffrey Keeten
”Salander was indeed brilliant at DNA analyses. She had gone to great lengths to try to find out why her family all had such extreme genetic features. It was not just her highly intelligent and odious father, Zalachenko. There was her half brother too, Ronald Niedermann, with his exceptional strength and his lack of sensitivity to pain. There was Lisbeth herself, with her photographic memory. There were a number of people among her blood relations with exceptional characteristics, and although ...more
Matthew
I will say this - it was better than I expected.

But, it was not as good as I was hoping (despite having low expectations going in)

These books, since the death of Larsson, have been fairly mediocre for me. Maybe others like them, but they just don't feel like they are awesome stories extending the previous story line. It feels more like someone figured the could write some so-so mysteries, take a few of the main characters from the original trilogy, and then make sure Lisbeth Salander's name is
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Tim
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
My least favored of the series thus far. It seems scattered and incomplete. 4 of 10 stars
James
The Girl Who Lived Twice was on my must-read summer list. I've been a fan of the Millennium series since the original author, Steig Larsson, began writing them. When he passed away and David Lagercrantz took over, I continued reading the novels and was ready for this launch last month.

The first half of the book is much slower than previous ones. There are minimal fight scenes, suspenseful/scary moments, or major dramatic items. There is a lot to build the story before we can understand where the
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Dimitris Passas (TapTheLine)
Let me begin by stating that I was in favor of the continuation of Millenium series by an author other than the late Stieg Larsson and I've enjoyed the first two books ("The Girl in the Spider's Web", "The Girl Who Took An Eye for An Eye") but this one failed to meet my, admittedly high, expectations. It is an overall mediocre attempt in bringing beloved fictional characters such as Lisbeth Salander or Mikael Blomkvist back to life, in a story that lacks a clear direction and a plot that seems ...more
Jonathan K
Sep 21, 2019 rated it liked it
A fan of the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, I've found the sequels written by this author lackluster. With this story, he's done a good job researching areas like genetics, added new characters and brought back the memories of Zalachenko's physical abuse of his wife and daughters. Bringing Lisbeth's sister, Camilla in as the antagonist is somewhat of a twist, one we hadn't seen in the past. Adding Inspector Bublanski and Modig along with flashbacks from the original series, it seems obvious the goal was ...more
Bradley
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Every time I pick up one of these books by a dead author I really admired, continued by Mr. Lagercrantz, I feel a deep fear, an ill-boding, as if I'm really going to regret it.

And yet, when I crack open the book, I'm always pleasantly surprised. Is it because I love the characters from the originals so much that I just don't care? Maybe.

Is it because I actually have fun with the new plots? Maybe.

Is it because I'm still having fun at all, that despite all this trepidation, I still look forward
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Laura Noggle
Sep 28, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I wanted this to be better than it was. Such a disappointment, although I’ve been alright with the Lagercrantz continuation—this one falls way short of anything that’s come before.

A watered down Lisbeth Salander is barely in the book, instead nudged out by an overly bloated conspiracy plot.

*le sigh*
Literary Soirée
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
David Lagercrantz has done a stellar job writing the last three of the six-book Dragon Tattoo series after the death of original author Stieg Larsson.

I was captured by the latest high octane tale of genius hacker Lisbeth, evil twin Camilla, and journalist Mikael Blomkvist.

The plot is twisty but masterfully spun by Lagercrantz. It features a deadly Mount Everest climb, ties to corrupt Swedish politicos and secret security force, Russian gangsters, and the ferocious fight between the warring
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Amy Bruestle
Well well well...he did it again! Another wonderful adventure with Mikael and Lisbeth! The five stars are for the quality of the writing and the book, but as far as adventurous storyline, I’d have to say that sadly this was my least favorite of the Millennium series. I know that my expectations were set pretty high since I have loved all of the previous books, but something just fell a bit short in this one for me. It didn’t delve as deep into the characters as usual, I think because there were ...more
Julie
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book never gripped me like the first ones. I was so totally disappointed in the lack of character development. Zippo Zilch. I also felt the story had no cohesion and just meandered about leading to nowhere. Sorry ending for a great series.
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I really wanted to give 4 stars, but couldn't. There just wasn't enough Lisbeth Salander, who is probably my favorite character of the 21st century: brash, bold, brilliant, and probably, psychotic. There are two storylines: Lisbeth on the trail of her lone living relative, sister Camilla. Each seems determined to kill the other to right the wrongs perpetrated in the past. Lisbeth is off the grid, having gone to Moscow, but cannot finish the job after setting up an ambush. Meanwhile, Mikael ...more
Kristy
I can't quite let go of the Millennium series and Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, despite the fact that the late author no writes the books. This novel, however, is timely, covering the topic of Russian trolls and their impact on social media and politics. We get short snippets in each chapter told from the point of view of a variety of characters, so the story moves fairly quickly. Lagercrantz lacks Larsson's meticulous detail and his exploration into the character's ...more
Amanda
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
I keep coming back to Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander because she is the antihero I love to root for. She didn't sign up to save anyone and she's no angel but she does avenge wrongs and takes names while doing it on her own terms. I don't feel that David Lagercrantz's past attempts at continuing Lisbeth's journey have been disappointments until reading this book. In this story, both Lisbeth and Mikel Blomquist, mainstays of the series, have heretofore been at the forefront of the plot. In The ...more
Ana
There’s so little of Lisbeth Salander in here and, let’s be honest, the only reason I keep reading these is because I simply cannot let go of her character. It’s as if Lagercrantz is afraid to spend more than a page in Lisbeth’s POV. Plus, all the scheming and politicking are barely sketched and not at all that compelling.

This makes me sad….
Scott
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
First of all, I must say right up front that I am a big fan of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy and consider it some of the best mystery/suspense genre that I have ever read. I loved reading those books and was deeply saddened by his unexpected passing and ensuing estate battles between his father/brother and his longtime girlfriend. I personally think she got robbed and mistreated in ways that I cannot express without getting downright angry. Mostly, I miss Stieg not getting to continue ...more
Laura Rash
I’m a tad disappointed with this installment. While I’m fine with the continuation by Lagercrantz, this one didn’t step it up quite enough. Tbh I mostly enjoyed the very FEW scenes where Lisbeth is the badass she was created to be.
Amanda NEVER MANDY
Q: What does an evil twin sister and a dead homeless person have in common?

A: Two people that can’t keep their asses out of trouble for longer than five seconds.


This is not a bad little story if you can accept that the current author’s vision of the characters is not the same as the original author. I can say that I am finally far enough removed from the original to be okay with this. I can also say that I will forever miss the hell out of the original Lisbeth and Blomkvist.

I liked the part of
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Elle Rudy
Sep 28, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Aaaaaand we’re back to the long-running game: Are we supposed to like Mikael Blomkvist?

Seriously, though, not even a quarter of the way into the most recent (and final!) installment of David Lagercrantz’s continuation of Steig Larsson’s Millennium series and he already annoyed the crap out of me. He’s such a self-important twat that I just don’t understand how Lisbeth is the one who’s life is being constantly threatened. And of course at nearly every turn, any single woman (under 45) just hops
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Cloak88
It had potential...... 2 stars (barely)

Lizbeth and Blomkvist are back for their final entry in the Millennium series. As per formula Blomkvist is searching for an article to write about, Lizbeth digs-up something unlikely and convoluted and somewhere at the end both storylines and a few besides meet-up and resolve the climax....

Annnnd.......I'm so glad it's over!
This novel honestly felt half-finished and I got the sense that Lagercrantz just wanted to be done with this whole 'Millennium'
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Honouria
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
The first two continuations of the original Millenium trilogy were not up to Stieg Larsson's standards, however modestly enjoyable. This last book is notably inferior. The pace, the depth, the characterization, and the plot all suffer from a hazey idea that seems to just hypothesize itself as read. The story barely hangs together, and one mourns the absence of the dynamism of Lisbeth - the electric computer communications - and least of all Plague, whom I dearly miss. One gets the distinct ...more
Ken Fredette
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thought that this was the best one David has done. Lisbeth is trying to find her sister and is in luck, Blomkvist is trying to find out about a Sherpa, who was on Everest. Lisbeth sold her apartment and moved out, having cameras put up just outside her old apartment to keep track of the new owner. Lisbeth was scared that her sister would find her first and went on the defensive. Going to Russia to find her. I really liked Lagercrantz's take on what was happening with either Blomkvist or Lisbeth ...more
Aleksandra Zaborowska
Well, I believe it is not the ending the Millennium series deserves. Too Hollywood action and B-class type of plot. The story of Everest trip was completely unnecessary and shallowly constructed, especially when it resolved.

Of course I could not stop reading to know how this would end but after getting through the last page, I felt kinda disappointed.
Lauren Stoolfire
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, thriller
I definitely preferred this installment over book five - I'm glad we got to see more of Lisbeth here. Plus, I'm glad this felt more like one of the original books.
Lori
Apr 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Well, I'll give it a go.
Erin Clemence
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
This review is for the audiobook version of “The Girl Who Lived Twice” by David Lagercrantz, narrated by Simon Vance and published by Random House Audio.

I was a huge fan of the “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” series, but once Stieg Larsson died, I didn’t pay his replacement any notice. I loved the former series so much, that I knew it would be difficult to follow up, especially when written by a new author. I finally decided to take the chance, and picked up “The Girl Who Lived Twice”, by
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Joni Daniels
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
It’s not just that Lagercrantz is no Steig Larson - I didn’t expect that. But the plot is clunky, listing from scene to scene without successful transitions. He was given well developed three dimensional characters and he simply can not write for them. Worst of all, his Salander, one of the most unique, complicated and the best character (my humble opinion) of the series is reduced to a one dimensional cipher. Gone are the vivid descriptions, the emotional depth, and the complications of ...more
Lauren
Oct 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5. Overall feeling? Meh.
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David Lagercrantz, born in 1962, is a journalist and author, living in Stockholm. His first book was published in 1997, a biography of the Swedish adventurer and mountaineer Göran Kropp. In 2000 his biography on the inventor Håkan Lans, A Swedish Genious, was published. His breakthrough as a novelist was Fall of Man in Wilmslow, a fictionalised novel about the British mathematician Alan Turing. In ...more

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Millennium (6 books)
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