Let the Right One in

Let the Right One in

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Oskar and Eli. In very different ways, they were both victims. Which is why, against the odds, they became friends. And how they came to depend on one another, for life itself. Oskar is a 12-year-old boy living with his mother on a dreary housing estate at the city's edge. He dreams about his absentee father, gets bullied at school, and wets himself when he's frightened. Eli is the young girl who moves in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. She is a 200-year-old vampire, forever frozen in childhood, and condemned to live on a diet of fresh blood. John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel is a unique and brilliant fusion of social novel and vampire legend, a deeply moving fable about rejection, friendship and loyalty.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 38mm | 421.84g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847248489
  • 9781847248480
  • 4,462

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'A terrifying supernatural story yet also a moving account of friendship and salvation' Guardian. Guardian 'A whiff of the new Stephen King. Don't miss it' The Times. The Times 'Lindqvist has reinvented the vampire novel and made it all the more chilling by setting it in the kind of sink estate we all know from the media. Immensely readable and highly disturbing' Daily Express. Daily Express 'Some truly scary bits ... will haunt your dreams. Best read by sunlight' Independent on Sunday. Independent on Sundayshow more

About John Ajvide Lindqvist

John Ajvide Lindqvist is a Swedish author, born in 1968. He grew up in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm. He wanted to become something awful and fantastic. First he became a conjurer and came in second in the Nordic card trick championship. Then he was a stand-up comedian for twelve years, before writing Let the Right One In. That novel became a phenomenal international bestseller and was made into a film and a West End play, both called Let Me In. His books are published in twenty-nine countries worldwide.show more

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'A terrifying supernatural story yet also a moving account of friendship and salvation' Guardian. Guardianshow more

Customer reviews

Made my skin crawl! I had seen the movie (the Swedish version, of course!) and I had loved the tension and sweetness, but the horrific things that happen in the book are only ever hinted at in the film. The characters were amazingly drawn, and if you're a fan of a horror film then this book will not disappoint.show more
by Lisette Muratore
This book is about love, friendship, life, sould, etc... John Ajvide Lindqvist wrote something extraordinary. It was a long time since I had a book what I couldn't put down, or couldn't finish reading it for a moment. This book definately was a can't put it down one! If you don't want to read any vampire books, read this one and you'll see...show more
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