Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Girl in the Spider's Web (The Millennium Trilogy #4) by David Lagercrantz


Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.


I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires.  Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.




This week I'm spotlighting my next read, The Girl in the Spider's Web (The Millennium Trilogy #4) by David Lagercrantz as he continues Stieg Larsson's original Lisbeth Salander series.  I'm not so sure about this given the background of this book and Larsson's wishes versus his estate, but I am interested to see where this new author takes some of my favorite characters.



Here's to hoping!

Book Beginning:

Prologue

One Year Earlier

This story begins with a dream, and not a particularly spectacular one at that.

56:

Long personal letters were not her thing.  He would do better to go for something brisk and a bit cryptic.

34 comments:

  1. I have always been really hesitant reading this series. I hope it either exceed or lives up to your expectations. Switching authors can make or break a series. The husband prefers the newer author to the Dune books over the original.

    My Friday:Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. Thanks! I really enjoyed the first three, and I hope this new addition is just as good. I've never read any of the Dune books, but I really should pick one up.

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  2. I haven't read this series but I've heard a lot of great things about it.

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    1. The original series is absolutely amazing! :)

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  3. I haven't read any of this series but I have heard interesting things about this book. I hope you love it. Thanks for sharing!
    Amanda

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  4. I haven't read the first one in this series because there are some images I'm not sure if I want in my head but I've heard it's absolutely fantastic. I do know enough about the story of Larsson and the estate to see why you would be a bit hesitant. Hopefully this will be a good read and respectful of the original story.

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    1. It's good, but things do get a bit graphic... :) It was good, but just not quite the same.

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  5. It's an interesting idea, to keep a series going with a new author. Hmm. The movies were excellent.

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  6. I read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it, but I haven't read other books in this series.Hope the story lives up to expectations.
    My Friday post features The Paragraph Ranch.

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    1. Thanks for sharing! Have you ever seen any of the film adaptations because they're pretty good too. :)

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  7. Lisbeth Salandr is one of my favourite characters because I has such a great time from reading the books! Aah memories... I might check this one out but I should probably watch the Scandinavian films first before hand! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday Post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  8. I loved the character Lisbeth Salander, but I'd be hesitant, too. I'll watch for your review.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “TRUTH BE TOLD”

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  9. I enjoyed the first book, but I didn't like the preview to the second book.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. The first was definitely my favorite of them. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I haven't read the books but I've seen the Swedish movies and loved them - they were great and I even enjoyed the one with Daniel Craig because of course he's hot...lol...I'm not sure how I feel about this book because of the estate vs his wishes but I will probably get it anyway - I did like the beginning and 56...here's my Book Beginnings & 56

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    1. The one with Daniel Craig wasn't bad, but it just wasn't quite as good as the original movies. I do hope they'll continue he series eventually though. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Sounds like he knows her. I've not heard of this series before.

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/10/23/the-friday-56-83-guarded-a-silverton-chronicles-novel/

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    1. You're right about that. It's definitely a series to try. :)

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  12. I prefer the Friday 56, its quite quirky! X

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    1. It definitely makes you wonder what's going on! Thanks for commenting. :)

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  13. A series I still need to read!! Hope you had a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you'll get around to it some day! :)

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  14. Huh, how interesting, a different author taking over a series. Hopefully it turns out well!

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    1. It was good, but just not the same if you know what I mean.

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  15. This series has been on my TBR forever. I'm really looking forward to reading this series and see what the new author dose with the series. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog.

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    1. The original three are the best! Thanks for commenting!

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  16. I've wanted to give this series a chance for some time. Didn't know you were a fan, but now that I do it makes me even more eager to give them a shot. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

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    1. Oh, yes! It's a great series and the movies are too. Thanks for commenting. :)

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