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The Girl Who Lived Twice

(Millennium #6)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  3,568 ratings  ·  396 reviews
Lisbeth Salander--the fierce, unstoppable girl with the dragon tattoo--has disappeared. She's sold her apartment in Stockholm. She's gone silent electronically. She's told no one where she is. And no one is aware that at long last she's got her primal enemy, her twin sister, Camilla, squarely in her sights.

Mikael Blomkvist is trying to reach Lisbeth. He needs her help unr
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group (first published August 22nd 2019)
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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 t ...more
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
Dimitris Passas
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 which lacks a clear direction and a plot that seems ...more
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My least favored of the series thus far. It seems scattered and incomplete. 4 of 10 stars
Apr 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Well, I'll give it a go.
This book was just ok for me. I wanted more of the first couple books but the longer the series goes on it seems like Lisbeth and Mikael have become watered down. The whole thing with Lisbeth's family was not all that interesting. Mikael's mystery man and what happened on Everest was slightly more interesting.
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 writi ...more
Grada (BoekenTrol)
Like all the books in this series it reads well. It was interesting, but atvtimes felt far fetched. The last member of Lusbeth's family was now in the center of the attention and I think the idea was to close the circle that some day started with fire.
Lagercrantz did a good job in weaving a tale, making it interesting to read. But while listening to the ending in the barn, I cringed. Very shortly told, like he ran out of pages. A bit of an anti climax. Did this have to end rhis way? Was another
Mary Mojica
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bittersweet. I miss Lisbeth, the strong woman. The story kept me interested, although there are some parts that were slightly boring. It was for sure a difficult task to be in charge of such loved characters after Stieg's death, and I admire Mr Lagercrantz for that. Nonetheless, this book felt incomplete. Somehow Lisbeth's character lost more than she'd already lost in the previous books.
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
t-minus two days until this book comes out and emotionally destroys me. already giving it five stars.
Josiah Hawkins
There are certain characters in literary history that leave a distinct impression on you, characters that exude something unique and special that keeps you wanting more, they’re rare, and if an author is lucky then they create only one during their career. Lisbeth Salander is one of those characters, she’s incredibly unique, powerful, intriguing, and stands apart from most empowered women in modern fiction, and it's largely because of her that I continue to read the Millennium saga after the pas ...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.
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so impatient to read this book that I actually bought it before I was approved by the publisher and oh boy what a fantabulous read it was !!!
David Lagercrantz has done a fantastic job of continuing this wonderful series and making it his own and in my opinion this was even better than the last book. Lisbeth Salander once more is fighting for survival with Mikael Blomkvist looking into what just seems to a simple story of a vagrant but this turns out to be a lot more complicated and the boo
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-book
But what else can Lisbeth get up to?
Julie Garner
I’m a big fan of this series but felt a little let down with this one.
The author has weaved his web once more to create this big story interwoven and connected with a seemingly smaller one that will hold your attention throughout.
I am finding, however, that he is spending more time developing other characters within the tale than building on the Girl we love. Yes, Lisbeth is still kick-ass but there no longer seems to be this sense of the girl. It seems a little robotic, like he wants to focus m
Vivienne Medik
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice sequel. Comparing to the other books of David Lagercrantz I liked 4 and 5 better. The ending is a little sudden for my taste.
Aug 31, 2019 rated it liked it
I started out really liking it despite there being very little 'Girl'/Lisbeth in the story. I thought the main plot would be the one between Lisbeth and her sister, but a murder and DNA solving to discover the identity of the victim took over. Which was OK, but I thought it got convoluted and while the new characters were revealing that whole plot, we get back to Lisbeth and Mikael and the rest of her story.
I almost gave it 4 stars, would give it 3 1/2.
Julia Carr
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this essentially in one sitting, in a trance. I love this series, and seeing the characters again was like visiting with old friends. Yes, the plot was predictable in spots and followed a formula, but I was glued to it. Lovers of the Millenium series will not be disappointed.
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, shelfie, booklist

My stance to the continuation of the Millennium series has coloured my perception of the continuation of the trilogy, in additions to my perception of the interviews with Lagercrantz. I'm of the opinion that Larsson's writing cannot be replicated; both the feeling and the characters, which has been portrayed different (which also was expected) throughout the continuation of the series with The Girl in the Spider's Web, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye and The Girl Who Lived Twice. Through
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
David Lagercrantz said it right in the interview I read on The Wire that it’s the best novel of the trilogy I had written in the continuation of the Millennium trilogy started by Stieg Larsson. He wasn’t wrong. Indeed it’s the best of the three he had written. He also bowed out with his own trilogy with a bang. Before I go ahead, I have to say – though The Girl Who Lived Twice is an awesome novel, and better than its two predecessors but still it can’t match the level Stieg Larsson set. If we se ...more
Bartek Wieczorek
Lagercrantz is just not Stieg Larsson. That's the main thought I had after reading this novel. It's third part of his story, it's comming to the end... and it just ends. Like that. The ending left me with no hard feelings, in no way similar to those I had after Stieg's trilogy (OMG WHY IT HAS TO END?)... Okay, I maybe had one feeling - "Deja vu, I just been in it place before". Watching Game of Thrones, last season.

The whole story wasn't that bad, the way the plot connected was okay-ish, but wi
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 Blomk ...more
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I " think " this was the conclusion to Steig Larsson " Millenium Trilogy ", David Lagercrantz has said he would only write 3 Novels and the ending works as a conclusion in a similar vein to the original set, but as the cover says " continuation "...
Whilst I enjoyed being back with these favourite characters - this was I am sad to say, the weakest of DLs trilogy...
The subjects of Russia, Everest, Digital Manipulation were all intriguing but he jumped around to much for a rythmn and sadly at times
Jennifer S
Probably 3.5 stars.

2 storylines: Lisbeth and her sister Camilla are both determined to kill each other and have employed substantial surveillance techniques (physical and cyber) to track one another. Lisbeth has the upper hand at the start, but pulls back at the last minute. Meanwhile, a homeless man dies with Blomquist's phone number in his pocket. Turns out he is a Sherpa and was involved in a terrible Everest climb some 10 years earlier which continues to haunt him, and which Blomquist invest
Aug 31, 2019 rated it liked it
The characters that drive the series, Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, don't feature as prominently as I'd like them to in this book. Whether that is by design or a commercial decision, I still enjoyed the book. It seemed obvious at times, however, that I was reading a translated version of a novel that a second writer is continuing from the original. I'm a pretty loyal reader in that I stick by my series, but to summarize, it could have been better, could have been worse. I'll still read ...more
Betty Ann
I agree with other reviewers who have observed that the character of Lisbeth Salander is not fleshed out. There is plenty of action in this thriller but the cast of characters seem more like game pieces than real people.
Steve Robinson
Three and a half stars would more accurately reflect my score. It's not bad, but the initial trilogy set a high benchmark. Possibly time for a re-think, but it's not often that a re-think is applied to a cash cow these days.
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my least favorite in the “millennium series.” I love this series, but The Girl Who Lived Twice, had a bit mire plot drag than usual. I gave it four stars for the skilled writing, but honestly, I was torn about that. Recommended for fans of the series.
Laura Rash
Sep 05, 2019 rated it liked it
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.
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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  • The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4)
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