Books, Non-Fiction

How a Mindset can affect your life?

A book about the growth mindset and how it relates to success by looking everything in life as a learning opportunity.

For twenty years, my research has shown that the view you adopt of yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. – Carol Dweck

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Books, Crime & Mystery, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

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GirlSpidersWeb_Poster_F_OPT copyA few critics are claiming the new addition in Stieg Larsson’s famous Millennium Trilogy, The Girl in the Spider’s Web as controversial. Written by David Lagercrantz who previously had two titles named under him: a non-fiction and a fiction, both translated in English language. Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy is a huge success worldwide and adaptions are already out there. The previous three novels are gripping, rich in thrill, and intelligent. One who has read any of the three, knows very well what I am trying to express here. And he must be excited about this new addition.

There were no pre-review copies or excerpts of this novel, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. It was released earlier this month. Like countless readers, I have been waiting to get my hands on it, find out myself the standard set by Larsson, will it be matched? Of course not! Stieg Larsson’s writing is exceptional. The way he conveyed his ideas in those three books, only he could do it. Though, as a writer of this book, David Lagercrantz does a good job in maintaining those characters, putting some more insight which continues to make the Millennium trilogy interesting.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web looks deeper in the world of hackers as it is all about them. It share a similar starting point as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Mikael Blomqvist’s is in search of a story, a cover story, and the situation is an intense one. From the previous three books, we learned that the pierced Lisbeth Salander was a formidable hacker, and in a world of warring hackers, she is the unquestioned genius. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz”

Crime & Mystery, Fiction, Reviews

THE GIRL WHO KICKED HORNET’s NEST: A REVIEW FOR THE HACKER

THE GIRL WHO KICKED HORNET’s NEST

by STIEG LARSSON

The third and the final book in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, picks up right where The Girl Who Played With Fire left off. If you haven’t read part two, read it, don’t let spoilers spoil that for you.

I loved the trilogy partly because of the “Lisabeth Salander’s” character, partly of Mikael Blomkvist(a.k.a Kalle Bastard Blomkvist) , a middle-aged journalist  who publishes Expo-like magazine called Millennium.

Each book in the TRIO is related to her and is titled according to her and the consequences she faces.

Salander, for me, is one of the fascinating character in modern day literature. She’s a sullen goth girl who is tech-savvy and also a pronounced hacker.

Because of her good deeds and bad, she kicked the so called “Hornet’s nest”.

Still Stieg Larsson, I consider, one of the best crime fiction writer in the modern century. His, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is an especially artful construction with its thriller intrigue. The way a reader meets Blomkvist  when his professional reputation has been blotted by a libel verdict against him, and the way he, Blomqvist, and Salander fought back was the thriller-isque.

But book 3, looks like more of consolation, just give the story a happy-ending, though it was necessary, but the way it was written wasn’t well enough. The only problem I had with this final book of the series that she spends most of her time in hospital and then gets hurried into a courtroom as her trial begins. Larsson gets carried away sometimes. There were some poke holes. It could have been better. But it doesn’t matter in the end, NO BODY’s Perfetct! I had much fun reading this trilogy, and I am sure you will too. I am sad Larsson’s gone, and I hope nobody tries to pamper with the character of Lisabeth Salander.

ABOUT LARSSON:

Larsson was a Swedish journalist who edited a magazine called Expo, which was devoted to exposing racist and extremist organizations in his nativeland. In his spare time, he worked on a trilogy of crime thrillers, delivering them to his Swedish publisher in 2004. In November of that year, a few months before the first of these novels came out, he died of a heart attack. He was only 50, and he never got to see his books become enormous best sellers — first in Sweden and then, in translation, all over the globe.

Reading Larsson for me, is like I, myself, is the intriguer.

BOOK 3, MILLENNIUM TRILOGY
THE GIRL WHO KICKED HORNET’s NEST