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.
The pace was great. Great story telling that detailed individual outlooks on similar events. I wish there was a sequel.Published 11 days ago by that1guy
having watched the movie again, I was curious how the characters were really developed in the book. I was pleased that the book showed more depth and tension than the movie... Read morePublished 13 days ago by alchemyllc
now I understand the movie; in fact if you go by the movie story.....you have it wrong.Published 24 days ago by David Smith
Wow pretty intense
I've always loved this story, the movie and the book.
This is the second copy of this book I've purchased and one of the only books I've ever read again. Read more
Excellent English translation. Lindquist is one of my favorite Swedish authors.Published 1 month ago by Tom Gilman
Honest, I saw the movie before researching for the book. The book was a bit confusing though if you hate complex characters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jenny
I loved this book! It is very well written and I highly recommend it.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer