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Let the Right One Inby John Ajvide Lindqvist
This is one of the best vampire novels since Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire. Although the author wrote the screenplay, too, there's still a lot that didn't find its way into the film. If you read one bloodsucking book this year make sure it's the right one!
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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 Rubiks 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 Alfredssons 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!
About the Author
John Ajvide Lindqvist is a Swedish author who grew up in Blackeberg, 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.
Let the Right One In was a bestseller in Sweden and was named Best Novel in Translation 2005 in Norway. Having written what is clearly a classic in the making, Lindqvist has burst upon the scene an instant star. Let the Right One In is his first novel.
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