I still remember the feeling I had when I read the first page of “The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo” (the first volume of the “Millennium” series). It was like falling in love at first sight. I didn’t know anything about it, but somehow I was hooked right from the beginning. Stieg Larsson had a very pleasant and addictive way of writing and I ended up forgetting to eat or sleep just so I won’t be forced to leave the book down.
After finishing all three volumes, I did what I usually do after finishing a series: Google the author to see if he intends to write another one. Imagine how devastated I was one I read that Stieg Larsson had died. So, years later, when I heard that David Lagercrantz was going to continue the “Millennium” series I had some mixed feelings: of course I was thrilled to read about Lisbeth and Mikael again, but I love so much the way Stieg Larsson wrote the series that I was afraid to be disappointed by Lagercrantz’s way of writing.
Main facts about Millennium
So, “Millennium” contains 5 volumes (until now):
– The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo;
– The Girl Who Played with Fire;
– The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest;
– The Girl in the Spider’s Web;
– The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye;
As I previously said, the first 3 are written by Stieg Larsson and the last two by David Lagercrantz. The main characters of the series are the genius computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander and the award-winning journalist Mikael Blomkvist. Long story short, their lives are brought together each time by a series of mysterious, corrupted and dangerous events that will make your heart beat faster with each page (it is very difficult for me to talk about one of my favorite series and keep my mouth shut no to give spoilers).
“Millennium” by David Lagercrantz
David Lagercrantz is a genius. I think that what he has done with the volumes written by him is extraordinary. It is difficult enough to write a captivating story. But to take an amazing series which is divinely written, which is not your own and continue it in the same divine matter, well I think that is just pure genius.
If until volume 4 you meet only a very small part of Lisbeth family world, in the last 2 you understand why is Lisbeth the way she is, meet other members of her childhood and understand why she has the dragon tattoo. Regarding Mikael, he is still his charming self, with a workaholic way of dealing with his life.
I will stop here, because this article is already longer than most of the stuff I write and I want to bore our readers, but I will say only this: this Reading Badger was obsessed with the “Millennium” series and wants to congratulate again David Lagercranzt on reviving the story and deliver it in such an amazing manner. So, if you haven’t already, take a week holiday and read the “Millennium” series.