Let the Right One In
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Let the Right One In

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Description

Oskar lives with his mum in a high rise building in the western suburbs of Stockholm. It's the early eighties and he likes listening to Kiss on his Walkman, solving puzzles - including the Rubik's cube - and pasting grisly murder stories from the newspaper into his scrapbook. A victim of bullying, Oskar doesn't have many school friends, but is interested in the strange new neighbour next door. Eli introduces herself but she's a little strange - she smells bad, doesn't feel the cold at all, even in November, and from time to time her hair has a lot of grey.Soon after Eli's move to Blackeberg a child's body is found hanging from a tree. The media think a serial killer is wreaking havoc in the town and affecting everyone's lives, but they're wrong - it's a vampire.This extraordinary and powerful novel is part horror, part comedy and mostly love story. A moving, affectionate and, at times, grisly portrait of the agony of growing up and finding love, Let the Right One In may be the most satisfying novel of the year.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 34mm | 354g
  • Text Publishing Co
  • The Text Publishing Company
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 1921351373
  • 9781921351372
  • 913,691

About John Ajvide Lindqvist

John Ajvide Lindqvist lives in Sweden. His first novel, Let the Right One In, was published in thirty countries and adapted into two feature films. His novels Handling the Undead, Harbour and Little Star are also published by Text Publishing.show more

Rating details

66,746 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (24,721)
3 17% (11,518)
2 4% (2,968)
1 2% (1,356)

Our customer reviews

This novel is absolutely sublime. Lindqvist has created a narrative that is haunting, brutal, tender and sad. It is quite simply... beautiful. This is not a horror story or a vampire narrative in the conventional sense. All the more reason to read it. Be prepared for something truly original and achingly beautiful that you will want to reread the book again once you have reached the final page. In particular, the characters of Eli and Oskar are wonderfully crafted. This has been the best book I have read in a very, very long time. 5 out of 5.show more
by Christina Lee
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