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“It's easy to compare Lindqvist to Clive Barker and Neil Gaiman.” ―Dagens Næringsliv (Norway)
“Sweden's Stephen King...a classic tale of horror.” ―Tucson Citizen
“A brilliant take on the vampire myth, and a roaring good story.” ―Kelley Armstrong, bestselling author of Haunted
“Absolutely chilling. This page-turner grabs you from the onset and just won't let go. Vampires at their Anne Ricean best!” ―L. A. Banks, author of Bite the Bullet and the Vampire Huntress series
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 is one of those rare instances where the movie was much better than the book. In fact, I am giving the book an honorary star because I liked the movie so much. Read morePublished 1 day ago by gjsx51
This is a very dark, disturbing yet intriguing novel. One of my favorite vampire novelsPublished 3 days ago by Taryn
There are two versions of the Kindle edition of this book, easily differentiated by the old Swedish title, Let the Right One In: A Novel, dated 2008, which is $2. Read morePublished 4 days ago by J. S. Harbour
I have always loved Swedish novels but this one traumatized me. Don't get me wrong Lindqvist wrote this book very well; but so well that I felt like I was witnessing every... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Amazonian
This book touches on relationships and childhood alienation , the vampire aspect is well done but only part of the storyPublished 1 month ago by Mark Litarowich
Super creepy book. A lot of references to sexual abuse and about sexual exploitation of children. To much for me to finish. The vampire aspect is the least creepy part.Published 1 month ago by BTMama