The latest book featuring Lisbeth Salander as the girl with the dragon tattoo will be released this coming week. Personally, I am not sure how I feel about this. I loved Steig Larsson’s Millennium series and am not sure that I want to read the new book, written with a new author. It’s also not the first time that a new writer has been brought in to continue a popular series after an author has died. New books by writers with best-selling franchises, like Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum, have continued long after their deaths.
The man chosen to write the new book, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, is David Lagercrantz. He’s written several biographies and a novel based on the life of the British mathematician Alan Turing. He’s best known though for ghostwriting an autobiography of a popular Swedish soccer player that was a huge best-seller in Sweden.
I will probably read the novel. Larsson’s series is a little like a drug — hard to let go of. I just hope I’m not disappointed. After all, I did quit reading Robert Ludlum at some point.