The Girl Who Lived Twice

The Girl Who Lived Twice

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The sixth DRAGON TATTOO story--more than 90 million copies sold worldwide--the crime-fiction phenomenon featuring Lisbeth Salander.

Book four in the series, The Girl in the Spider's Web , is now a major film from Sony Pictures starring Claire Foy--out in November 2018.

"Rest easy, Lisbeth Salander fans-- our punk hacker heroine is in good hands. " --Patrick Ryan, USA Today

"Salander and Blomkvist are just as compelling as ever. " --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"Not only do the matter-of-fact style and intricate plotting and sexy, chilling atmosphere feel very true to the original novels, but Lagercrantz transcends the source material." --Benjamin Percy, Esquire

" Elegantly paced, slickly executed, and properly thrilling ." --Alison Flood, The Observer
Publisher: [Toronto] : Viking, ©2019.
ISBN: 9780735233010
Characteristics: ix, 347 pages ;,25 cm.

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Hannahjude
Mar 13, 2020

so cool

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NedSu
Jan 30, 2020

No need to add my disappointment in this continuation of the Bloomquist/Salander series. The author (or Translator) has a clunky style of delivery, and has some standard evil antagonists. But in the end, I am a Lisbeth Salander fan, and even a poorly written work is worth the read, as long as it maintains her personna, which this novel does- maybe not as much as I would like, but enough to keep me turning the pages.

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njon38
Dec 30, 2019

This did not satisfy my expectations of another Lisbeth Salander novel. Found it fairly boring, Lisbeth feels like an empty shell, the show down with her sister CAmilla falls really flat.

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TechWriter1
Dec 23, 2019

I love the Millenium series but found this to be a slow and uninspiring read. There were too many characters that I didn't care about. Lisbeth and Mikael, the characters I enjoy, seemed lost for most of the story, not fully engaged in their lives.

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jimg2000
Dec 11, 2019

Agree with GYP's comment below. Have to slog through most of first half of the book that could have been condensed a great deal to become a page turner. To start off, edit out all those irritating incidences with "she/he/I was too/so/rather/dead TIRED to XXYYZZ." With that said, basically a follow up to "The Girl Who Takes An Eye for An Eye themes" (Russian-trolls/fake-news and flash crashes/hacking of financial markets,) with fresh stories on two fronts: a cover-up from highest places and the Salander twins settling their scores.

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GYP
Nov 30, 2019

Although a “must read” for fans, TGWLT easily is the most poorly written novel of “The Millennium Series.” The prefatory list of 26 “Characters and Organizations in the Millennium Series,” drawn from the prior novels, quite possibly was created as much to help the author as the reader. Many new characters of minor significance are introduced, and the reader’s task of keeping track of them is complicated by the author’s choice to go back and forth between first and last names when referring to them. This novel badly needed at least one more draft and a better editor before going to publication.

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kiml00
Nov 25, 2019

A lot of action about the jump back and forth at times made me forget where things are. Still an exciting book.

ReadingAdviser_Kerry Nov 16, 2019

For me, this was not a standout title in this series. It was still enjoyable; I like the characters, the technology, the politics, and the action. But I felt less invested in the brief action scenes than in other books in this series- the twists felt less twisty and the disparate story arcs felt like they could have been two separate books.

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Walter724
Nov 02, 2019

This is a page turner with all the characters you hope to read about in the series! Still, I missed the writing style of the original author at times and thought that he would tell the story differently.

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photogrrlkp
Oct 06, 2019

This book was just disappointing, and if you're looking for a gripping page-turner, look elsewhere. I adore the original three books of the Millennium series and until this book I've enjoyed the reboot by David Lagercrantz, but this book just felt uninspired. The storyline seems to be forcing drama instead of just letting it build naturally from a solid mystery, and the ending is unsatisfying and uninteresting. I also resent that Erika Berger has morphed from her well-developed, nuanced role in the original trilogy to barely a footnote - so why include the fact that suddenly she's getting a divorce when she's only going to be mentioned in a total of three pages of the rest of the book, with no story of why she and her husband are splitting? I'll keep reading the series, but I hope the next one shows more effort.

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jimg2000
Dec 11, 2019

Only 5 quotes this morning in goodreads:

“Fue como cuando en un avión, de repente, a la azafata le empieza a temblar la mano durante el vuelo, ese momento en el que comienzas a pensar que te vas a estrellar.” {It was like when on a plane, suddenly, the flight attendant starts shaking her hand during the flight, that moment in which you begin to think that you are going to crash.)
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“sabía demasiado bien hasta qué punto el odio y las mentiras distorsionan la realidad y destruyen a las personas,” (I knew too well to what extent hatred and lies distort reality and destroy people,
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“Killing the world with lies. Giving the leaders the power to paralyze Feeding the murderers with hate, Amputate, devastate, congratulate. But never, never Apologize.”
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“up, and at first it was not clear to him why. It was”

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jimg2000
Dec 11, 2019

Many dead never have a name and some not even a grave. Others get one white cross among thousands of others, as in the military cemeteries in France. Some few have a whole monument dedicated to them, like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris or in the Alexander Garden in Moscow.
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“What are you going to do now?” “I will be the hunter and not the hunted.”
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He was guilty of fomenting genocide and had turned hatred into big business.
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The restaurant slowly filled up with middle-aged men and even more young women.
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The party was in full swing, the men were already knocking back shots and groping the girls.
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…she looked around, noting every detail of her surroundings with photographic precision: the body language of the guards, the proximity of their hands to their weapons, the gaps between their shoulders along the red carpet, the irregularities and puddles on the pavement before her.

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jimg2000
Dec 11, 2019

Had there ever been a chance for the two of them to come together, to be anything other than enemies? Perhaps not altogether inconceivable. After all, there was a time when they shared one vital thing: their hatred of their father, Alexander Zalachenko, and their fear that he would beat their mother Agneta to death.
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This quote is also in goodreads: Killing the world with lies. Giving the leaders The power to paralyze Feeding the murderers with hate, Amputate, devastate, congratulate. But never, never Apologize.
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There were women and men begging everywhere on pavements, outside shops, at recycling centres and on the steps leading down into the tunnelbana. A whole new broken Stockholm had emerged, and in no time at all everyone had got used to it. That was the sad truth. The number of beggars had grown at around the same time that Stockholmers had stopped carrying cash, and just like everybody else he had learned to look away.

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jimg2000
Dec 11, 2019

These two women were radiant, as if life was laid out for their enjoyment alone, whereas Agneta was stooped and pale, dressed in worn and ugly clothes. A searing sense of injustice flared within her. I’ve ended up in the wrong place, she thought.
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“The song was written about the killings of gays in Chechnya, but in fact it’s not about the murderers themselves, or even the machinery of state, but about the person who orchestrated the hate campaign on social media which led to the violence.”
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You can’t always be the one with the breaking news. It’s crazy even to think so.
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… a segmental hair analysis right away, something she should have done at the start. Not only would that show how much eszopiclone and dextropropoxyphene had been in the man’s bloodstream when he died, it would also give her the levels for every week going back several months. In other words, she would know if he had been taking the drugs over a period of time or on only one occasion.

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jimg2000
Dec 11, 2019

Medical Examiner Dr. Fredrika Nyman got to her home in Trångsund outside Stockholm and found her daughters on the living-room sofa, absorbed in their phones. She was no more surprised by that than to see the lake still in its usual position through the window. The girls spent every spare moment on their phones, watching YouTube or whatever it was, and she wanted to snap at them to put them away and read a book instead, or play the piano, or not skip their basketball training again. Or at least to get out into the sunshine.
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… an awful day, and she had just been talking to an idiot of a policeman who, like most idiots, thought he was a genius.
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He had looked into the matter, he said, which meant that he had simply read the Wikipedia entry and was now an expert on Buddhism. That weirdo was probably sitting around somewhere, feeling enlightened.

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jimg2000
Dec 11, 2019

She had asked for a carbon-14 dating test on the teeth as a matter of high priority. This would show how old the man had been within a tolerance of two years, and a carbon-13 test would reveal his eating habits in childhood, when his teeth were being formed, and indicate their strontium and oxygen content.
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Fredrika had also compared the autosomal DNA results with the internationalgenome.org database, and this indicated that the man came in all probability from the southern parts of Central Asia.
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She’s a bit like the fallen angel in paradise, isn’t she? She serves nobody, belongs to nobody.
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According to the anecdote — which was inspired by an old joke about a loan officer at a bank — nobody could work out which was the real eye and which the false one, until a subordinate of Galinov hit on the simple truth: “ The eye with the faint gleam of humanity is the enamel one.
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“ You survived by becoming like him. ”

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jimg2000
Dec 11, 2019

For a long time the Denisovans were unknown to scientists, but their existence had been recognized ever since Russian archaeologists discovered a bone fragment and the tooth of a woman in the Denisova cave in the Altai Mountains of Siberia in 2008. It seemed that in the course of history the Denisovans interbred with Homo sapiens in South Asia and passed on some of their genes to contemporary humans, among others this variant of EPAS1. Thanks to the variant, the body can assimilate even small volumes of oxygen. It makes the blood thinner and helps it to circulate faster, and this lowers the risk of blood clotting and edema. It is especially advantageous for people living and working at high altitudes, where oxygen levels are lower,
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That group was found only among people who live high up on the slopes of the Himalayas in Nepal and Tibet, who often work as porters or guides on high-altitude expeditions. The man was a Sherpa.

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jimg2000
Dec 11, 2019

The Sherpas are an ethnic group in the Himalayan region of Nepal. Many of them work as guides or porters on high-altitude expeditions. The majority are adherents of Nyingma, an ancient school of Buddhism, and believe that gods and spirits inhabit the mountains. The deities must be respected and revered in accordance with religious rituals. A Lhawa, a shaman, is thought to be able to help a Sherpa who is ill or suffers an accident.
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In 2015 he was able to sell the business to a German travel group for almost two hundred million kronor.
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YFull was a Russian company — Paulina had written about them only a year or so ago — which was run by a team of mathematicians, biologists and programmers who collected Y chromosome DNA from people all over the world. It came either from subjects who had enrolled in academic studies or from people who had taken their own DNA samples to find out more about their origins.

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jimg2000
Dec 11, 2019

Of course people resented those who exude such boundless energy. They make the rest of us feel small and feeble in comparison.
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“The Bermuda Triangle. People go from the Spin Dryer to Systembolaget and the beer joint over there and back again, and they just vanish,“ “Meaning what, exactly?” “That there’s a whole lot of shady stuff going on around here. Some fucking weird creatures come along, pushing dodgy booze and funky pills.
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“Nima Rita,“ “He was one of the leaders, wasn’t he?” “He was the Sirdar, the head of the group of Sherpas…
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His Everest goddess was offended by sex on her sacred slopes.
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To fail them by dying. Or to live and have them see him as a man disgraced.
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Forsell criticizes Russia and accuses them of interfering with the Swedish electoral process and suddenly he’s hated by everybody and up to his neck in lies, and driven to the depths of despair.

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jimg2000
Dec 11, 2019

“Do you have any idea how he could have disappeared from Kathmandu, presumed dead, and then turn up in Stockholm three years later and die again? ”
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She had to get a grip on herself. Otherwise it would just go on like this: hesitation where action was needed, and madness in the place of calm.
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One of the first things she had learned was that silence and calm are more intimidating than any outburst, and even though she wanted to scream, she simply said in a dry and matter-of-fact way…
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“Isn’t the whole Everest thing one big hangover from those days, with white climbers and people with a different skin colour carrying their gear?”
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It’s a bit like mountaineering, I imagine. You can’t just take a guess at where the next rock ledge is going to be. You have to know.
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“Like Captain Haddock in the Tintin books, you know? He has a devil and an angel hovering above his shoulders when he’s longing for a drink.”

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