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.
It was a nice read. Seen both of the movies (2) Wanted to know just
how old was the young girl.
I am shocked that there are so many 5-star reviews. I wish I had read the 1-star reviews before buying the kindle version of this book. Read morePublished 26 days ago by bklvr
Saw the excellent Swedish movie, so read the book. It is well-written, really gory. A fascinating story.Published 29 days ago by Sharon Revell
Not frightening and not compelling, but it is a fine example of a just ok book.Published 1 month ago by a critic
This is, hands down, one of the creepiest and most disturbing books I have ever read. Honestly, after certain passages, I was unsure if I would be able to finish it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Crystal S.
An absolutely beautiful story about alienation. Not a false note in the story. The best vampire story I've ever read. And the movie was incredible too.Published 1 month ago by Peter Liggett