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Does 'The Girl in the Spider's Web' hurt the legacy of Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander?

Does 'The Girl in the Spider's Web' hurt the legacy of Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander?

It's not hard to imagine why after Stieg Larsson's death in 2004 his publisher would want to continue the wildly popular Swedish Millennium series featuring punk super hacker Lisbeth Salander and investigative reporter Mikael Blomkvist. With more than 80 million copies of the books reportedly sold, it would seem on paper like a gamble worth taking, even with Larsson's partner, Eva Gabrielsson, criticizing the decision to continue the series as a money grab. Unfortunately, the fourth installment, "The Girl in the Spider's Web," written by crime journalist David Lagercrantz, does nothing to elevate the series, and one might venture to say it even hurts the...

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