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The genius that is Salander

The Millenium Trilogy aka my genius girl Lisbeth

I was really very happy when Hachette sent me a copy of THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE, the latest book in The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo series. The first three books were written by Stieg Larsson, and the fourth, fifth, and sixth are continuations by David Lagercrantz. They follow the brilliant and genius hacker Lisbeth Salander as she strives to assert her independence and continue being the brilliant ‘analyst’ that she is!

Check out this introductory post I made for this readathon!

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo aka where we first see the brilliant genius that is Lisbeth

I had loved reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The plot written well, the characters felt real and very dynamic and flawed. The regular skips in the narratives were an interesting choice and kept the reader in line with the thinking of the characters. Salander is an enigmatic girl and I loved her despite her ‘weirdness’. Mikael’s portrayal as a very real and flawed human was great and I loved the way he progressed. The various human emotions portrayed in the book like that of frustration, anger, fear, hatred etc were very multilayered and interesting.

The Girl Who Lived Twice aka where we see more of the genius Lisbeth’s past

The Girl Who Lived Twice was a very plot-driven novel. It followed Lisbeth on another adventurous journey that showcased her genius. However, in comparison to the original Larsson books, this one fell a bit short when it comes to characterization and plot. The beginning was not very exciting and there were some pages I just wanted to fast forward. They weren’t very strong, is what I mean. However, towards the end, as the author brings in the various narratives together and intertwines the plot, it gets so much better. You just have to push through a few pages.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.in/Girl-Who-Lived-Twice-Dragon/dp/0857056379/ref=sr_1_1?crid=Z2UNXSJT3T6X&keywords=the+girl+who+lived+twice&qid=1571900682&smid=APLYOO3IHSCW0&sprefix=the+girl+who+li%2Caps%2C646&sr=8-1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42846882-the-girl-who-lived-twice?ac=1&from_search=true

Lisbeth’s family aka a brood of crazy powerful people

We also get to know a lot of things about Lisbeth’s past and her father (!) and it was exciting to see that about her. However, Camilla Lisbeth’s sister Camilla is no less tough than her, albeit in a different manner. In this book, we also deal with a lot of emotions as Lisbeth races against time to stop her sister. She has feelings of guilt and shame and it is interesting to see her process these feelings.

Overall, it was an interesting read and I rate it 3.5/5 stars.

August Haul 2018!

My August book haul!
It was a good buying month and so I acquired a ton of books-
1. Hope and Sunshine @debasmita_nath
2. Catharsis and Beyond @pblishing
3. Seductive Affair @officialrishabhpuri
4. Asura
5. Midnight’s Children
6. The Remains of the Day
7. Stalking Jack the Ripper @jamespattersonbooks @kerrimaniscalco
8. Shatru Kronikles @authorvadhan
9. A Quest for Spring @monica.dixit
10. Chanakya @ashokkbanker
11. What your soul already knows @salma.farook
12. Inkredia @sarangsmahajan
13. Broken @bhavini_vijayanathan
14. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them @bloomsburyindia
15. The Anglo Indian in Love
16. Reclaiming the Pheonix
17. It all began in Warsaw @e.graziani
18. What Kitty did next @reddoorbooks
19. Chennai to Chicago
20. Legends of Eve
21. Life is the flower, love is the honey
22. Tinkling of the Bell
23. Bahir
24. Conspirator @hachette_india
25. Believe Me
26. The Begums of Peshawar
27. Humans
28. The Angelheart Saga 1 @anniewoodsauthor
29. The Angelheart Saga 2
#qotd : what’s the last great bookhaul you went on?
What was the last book you bought?