It's easy to compare Lindqvist to Clive Barker and Neil Gaiman.
Sweden's Stephen King...a classic tale of horror.
A brilliant take on the vampire myth, and a roaring good story.
"Absolutely chilling. This page-turner grabs you from the onset and just won't let go. Vampires at their Anne Ricean best!"
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 movie had nothing on this book. So much better. I don't know what it is about Swedish writers but they are amazing. I read this super fast and enjoyed every second.Published 10 days ago by Alisha Galvan
I got this book for a college class and it was a great read. Somewhat disturbing though. I would recommend this book to people who like horror stories.Published 10 days ago by Tiffani Schulze
This book sucked me in from the get-go and I literally could not put it down. Lindqvist does such a stunning job developing the characters and weaving their interactions together... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
The pace was great. Great story telling that detailed individual outlooks on similar events. I wish there was a sequel.Published 1 month 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 1 month ago by alchemyllc
now I understand the movie; in fact if you go by the movie story.....you have it wrong.Published 1 month ago by David Smith