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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 book "Let Me IN" can best be described as creepy, horrifying and dark. Its not only set in Sweden, it was originally written in Swedish. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Bootsy Bass
Unusual vampire story in that the vampire and child appear to be about the same age even though she is not. Read morePublished 15 months ago by D. Paine
I actually saw the excellent Swedish version of the movie some time ago and couldn't get it out of my mind. Eventually I searched out the book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Diane Abbott
Awesome book, just like the movie, if you can past the strange Swedish names this book definitely delivers, if you are a fan of the remake Let Me In, then i recommend the book.Published 18 months ago by Bolder
I loved the Americanized version of the movie "Let Me In" and thought it was a wonderful and poignant story. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2012 by Marie de Heryng
This is a translation of a novel written by a Swedish author. I enjoyed the story very much. The character development was well done and it was not the typical vampire story. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2011 by Selena Halasz
This book is not for everyone. Some of the relationships and situations in the book are uncomfortable to read and will turn many off. Read morePublished on March 28 2011 by Reads bookman
I received this book as a gift, which thrilled me to no end since I really enjoyed the Swedish movie that was based on this novel. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2011 by Bibliotropic .net