John Ajvide Lindqvist's debut novel, Let the Right One In, was an instant bestseller in Sweden and was named Best Novel in Translation 2005 in Norway. The Swedish film adaptation, directed by Tomas Alfredsson, has won top honors at film festivals all over the globe, including Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. An American remake, Let Me In, written and directed by Cloverfield director Matt Reeves, was released in October 2010 to rave reviews.
Lindqvist grew up in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm and the setting for Let the Right One In. Wanting to become something awful and fantastic, he first became a conjurer, and then was a stand-up comedian for twelve years. He has also written for Swedish television. He lives in Sweden.
This book is the favorite of those I've encountered. I can't say it is the best written, or the best structured, or even the most compelling narrative, but it is the dearest in my... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Purple Mange
This book has a lot to recommend it if you're into supernatural gore-fests. It's written well, and the translation is excellent. That's not where I had a problem with the book. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Howard Gradet
Better than the movie, but the movie was pretty good. Certainly made the story surrounding Eli's sexual identity clearer.Published 9 days ago by Paul J. Estok
Great book. Beautiful writing. I've read all his books in english and now I'm spoiled when it comes to his story telling.Published 9 days ago by Ryan boudreau
I haven't ever read anything like this. I was forced to be present with the characters. The style of writing and imagery is spectacular. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Lindsi
I loved the movie Let the Right One In. I liked the American version Let Me In. To me, this book just fills in the characters and adds a few more sweet moments. Read morePublished 29 days ago by D. Broda Jr.