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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.
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 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
Unusual vampire story in that the vampire and child appear to be about the same age even though she is not. Read morePublished 21 months ago by D. Paine
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 23 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 picked this book up after much talk about how creepy and scary it was. I for one can't say I would classify it as horror but what I did find was an excellent read that kept me... Read morePublished on Dec 24 2010 by A Customer
Let The Right One In is about a boy named Oscar who is bullied at school, who meets a girl named Eli. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2010 by Donnie