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Let The Right One In (2004)

by John Ajvide Lindqvist

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Incredibly eerie and genuinely unsettling to read in some places, this harrowing tale about a bullied young boy and a youthful-seeming vampire is all manner of uncomfortable. The bit with the acid makes me feel sick every time I read it. ( )
  Arianwen16 | Jan 4, 2017 |
I forgot to mark this as read on GR because I haven't been in the site for a while, but I remember this book being just as dark and dreary as the movie was. The movie was apparently a very faithful adaptation. The Swedish version anyway, I haven't seen the English remake. Nice, dark vampire story with a vague ending. Classic. ( )
  GoldenDarter | Sep 15, 2016 |
A dark, gripping tale in the pitch black of winter in Stockholm, where suburbia meets gothic horror. Oscar, a young boy and victim of bullying, meets a friend in the new neighbour-girl Eli. Though strange, she is charismatic and together they form an unusual yet intense relationship. A gripping tale of young friendship, love and learning to grow stronger with the help of another. ( )
  Patrik_Axelsson | Sep 13, 2016 |
Is there any point at all in anything that happens in this horrible book?

EDIT: I think the best description I can come up with for it is it's like a crap Wasp Factory that's about four times as long. ( )
  thebookmagpie | Aug 7, 2016 |
Una serie de eventos desafortunados meets [b:Dracula|17245|Dracula|Bram Stoker|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1387151694s/17245.jpg|3165724], en esta historia donde tanto a los vampiros como a los humanos les pasa todo lo malo que podría pasarles.

(Y sí, estoy al tanto de cuanto odian esas descripciones de "X meets Z".


2015 Reading Challenge #1: A book with more than 500 pages.

[b:Let the Right One In|943402|Let the Right One In|John Ajvide Lindqvist|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327893384s/943402.jpg|928338] es un libro que causa sentimientos encontrados; te muestra el lado feo, sucio y repulsivo de la vida: pedofilia, pederastia, asesinatos, psicopatía, alcoholismo, drogadicción, soledad. Y al mismo tiempo te susurra bajito: "No todo es malo. Mira: ahí hay una amistad, ahí hay una madre abrazando a su hijo, ahí hay dos personas que se aman sin condiciones". Te muestra una infelicidad y una esperanza tan absolutas, que al final no sabía si estaba absolutamente maravillada con la vida... o deprimida.

Al principio me costó bastante agarrarle el hilo a la historia, hay muchos personajes —y muchos puntos de vistas—, que van mostrando cosas que pueden parecer irrelevantes. Fue solo después de la mitad que me di cuenta que todo tiene una razón de ser y entonces no pude parar de leer. Las cosas comienzan a formarse poco a poco hasta que de pronto la acumulación de pequeños hechos generan una avalancha de consecuencias.

Me gusta la forma en que el autor aborda el tema de los vampiros y los muestra no como monstruos, sino como seres enfermos. Ellos no eligieron ser así, no quieren tener que matar a otros, no quieren alimentarse de sangre... pero quieren vivir. Sin embargo, más que una historia de vampiros, yo diría que es una historia con vampiros. Pero, sobretodo, es una historia de amor. ( )
  Glire | Jun 22, 2016 |
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If you have time over, read this book. I will however not recommend that you sell your granny to be able to afford it, unless you really dislike your granny, of course.
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It makes you think of coconut-frosted cookies, maybe drugs. 'A respectable life.' You think subway station, suburb. Probably nothing else comes to mind. People must live there, just like they do in other places. That was why it was built, after all, so that people would have somewhere to live.

Man tänker kanske kokosbollar, tänker kanske knark. »Ett anständigt liv.« Tänker tunnelbanestation, förort. Sedan tänker man inte så mycket mer. Bor väl folk där, som på andra platser. Det var ju därför det byggdes; för att folk skulle ha någonstans att bo.
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Let the Right One In Takes Top Honors at Tribeca Film Festival!

It is autumn 1981 when the inconceivable comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenage boy is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last---revenge for the bullying he endures at school, day after day.

But the murder is not the most important thing on his mind. A new girl has moved in next door---a girl who has never seen a Rubik’s Cube before, but who can solve it at once. There is something wrong with her, though, something odd. And she only comes out at night. . . .

Sweeping top honors at film festivals all over the globe, director Tomas Alfredsson’s film of Let the Right One In has received the same kind of spectacular raves that have been lavished on the book. American readers of vampire fiction will be thrilled!

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Twelve-year-old Oskar is obsessed by the murder that's taken place in his neighborhood. Then he meets the new girl from next door. She's a bit weird, though. And she only comes out at night--Publisher's description.

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