Why Everyone Is Skeptical About the New “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Book
Start your book-club engines
Super-exciting news: The brand new Girl with the Dragon Tattoo book is coming out tomorrow! (It’s called The Girl in the Spider’s Web.)
Now, super-weird news: It has a completely different writer.
Everyone in your book club is guaranteed to have an opinion, so here’s the rundown on what all the hubbub is about.
What happened to the original writer? Maybe you’ve forgotten (or weren’t aware), but the trilogy (which also includes The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest) was actually published after author Stieg Larsson’s untimely death. Those three books went on to sell 80 million copies and be produced as films in both his native Sweden and the U.S. (you know, the Rooney Mara / Daniel Craig blockbuster). But he actually had planned for the series to include ten novels.
So who’s the new guy? His name is David Lagercrantz, and he’s a Swedish journalist.
Is that even legal? Yup. The Larsson estate personally selected Lagercrantz to continue Lisbeth Salander’s story.
Are we worried it’ll be a huge disappointment? Remember the 15 minutes of fame surrounding Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman? And then it was kind of a letdown? That probably won’t happen here. The New York Times deemed it “just as compelling as ever,” and plot, which has Lisbeth and Blomkvist fighting cyber-terrorism in the U.S., sounds pretty damn compelling.
See you at book club.