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Let the Right One In: A Novel (original 2004; edition 2008)

by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Ebba Segerberg (Translator)

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Title:Let the Right One In: A Novel
Authors:John Ajvide Lindqvist
Other authors:Ebba Segerberg (Translator)
Info:St. Martin's Griffin (2008), Edition: Mti, Paperback, 480 pages
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Rating:*****
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Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (2004)

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English (198)  Spanish (4)  Finnish (2)  Danish (2)  Swedish (2)  Norwegian (2)  German (2)  Italian (1)  French (1)  Catalan (1)  All (215)
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A great read for me. Difficult to put down. I attribute that to the short chapters, relentless pace, and continuously shifting viewpoints. This is head-hopping done right. Lindqvist uses 3rd-person omniscient to jump from one character to another spinning a yarn that is both horrific and compelling. Much, much more than a typical vampire story, this book delves deeply into the human condition on multiple levels.

I have watched both versions of the film in the past and there are a few significant differences between the book and the movie but all the major elements - in characters and events - are there in both media.

Highly recommend both the book and film, (but I suggest not bothering with the American remake of the film - it's not nearly as good as the original Swedish version). ( )
  ScoLgo | Feb 23, 2017 |
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 |
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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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To Mia, My Mia
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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.
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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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