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ISBN13: 9780312656492
ISBN10: 0312656491
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Let Me In Takes Top Honors at Tribeca Film Festival and is now an Award-winning movie in both the U.S. and Sweden!

It is autumn 1981 when inconceivable horror comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenager 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, Let Me In has received the same kind of spectacular raves that have been lavished on the book. American and Swedish readers of vampire fiction will be thrilled!

Following the success in Sweden, this movie was remade in 2010 starring Kodi Smit Mcpheem, Chloe Grace Moretz and Richard Jenkins changing its name from the Swedish Let The Right One In.  The story has continued to reach new viewers in a London Musical and the book remains a vampire favorite among its readers.

Synopsis:

Already sold in ten countries, Let Me In introduces a startling new talent from Sweden whose work is creating an international sensation. John Ajvide Lindqvist has been compared to such top horror writers as Anne Rice, Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Whitley Strieber, and last but certainly not least, Stephen King--American readers of vampire fiction will be thrilled 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 Rubik's 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. . . .

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Basis for the upcoming motion picture. Twelve-year-old Oskar feels something is odd about the new girl who has moved in next door. She only comes out at night . . .

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Far off the grid in northern Sweden, a small network of people have been tasked with hiding the last remaining trolls from the public eye, and one young woman will do whatever it takes to bring the truth to light, in this literary thriller that is "intensely riveting and constantly surprising" (Karl-Ove Knausgard).

Synopsis:

“A fantastic novel in every sense of the word . . . not only because Spjut has accomplished the masterstroke of writing convincingly about the existence of trolls and other mythical creatures in the Nordic forests, but also because all this unfolds in a language that captures the everyday reality we know so well, with such precision and exquisite style that the words seem to sparkle on the page.” —Karl Ove Knausgård

Summer 1978. A young boy disappears without a trace from a summer cabin. His mother claims that he was carried away by a giant. He is never found.

Twenty-five years later, another child goes missing. This time there’s a lead, a single photograph taken by Susso Myren. She has devoted her life to the search for trolls, legendary giants known as stallo who can control human thoughts and assume animal form. Convinced that trolls are real, she follows the trail of missing children to northern Sweden. But humans, some part stallo themselves, have been watching over the creatures for generations, and this hidden society of protectors won’t hesitate to close its deadly ranks.

Mixing folklore and history, suspense and the supernatural, The Shapeshifters is an extraordinary journey into a frozen land where myth bleeds into reality.

 

Synopsis:

Set in 1983, Let Me In is the horrific tale of Oskar and Eli. It begins with the grizzly discovery of the body of a teenage boy, emptied of blood. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last—revenge for all the bad things the bullies at school do to him, day after day. While Oskar is fascinated by the murder, it is not the most important thing in his life. 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. They become friends. Then something more. But there is something wrong with her, something odd. And she only comes out at night. . . .

About the Author

JOHN AJVIDE LINDQVIST's debut novel, Let the Right One In, was a bestseller in Sweden and was named Best Novel in Translation 2005 in Norway. Lindqvist's second book, Handling the Undead, is forthcoming in hardcover from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press in fall 2010.

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Maggie_S, February 6, 2014 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
This book is what you would read if Stephen King had written Twilight. So creepy, but most of it is in your imagination. The best kind!
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crowyhead, July 28, 2011 (view all comments by crowyhead)
Oh so creepy! If you loved the Swedish film, you will also enjoy this book, although be warned that in many ways it's more horrific than the film. Lindqvist does a great job of making a relatively pleasant suburb suddenly seem incredibly creepy and fraught with danger. Even before you know that anything supernatural is going on, there is a pervasive sense of normal, everyday dread, which then becomes incredibly intense in the face of an outside horror. Some people draw together, but most fall apart.
I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to read a vampire novel in which the vampire is clearly incredibly dangerous and not exactly, but still somewhat, sympathetic. Eli is an intriguing figure and very frightening. I loved it.
Toward the end of the book, the different threads of the plot seemed to get a little tangled -- not too badly, but just enough for me to rate this at 4 stars instead of 5 (really it's a 4.5 star book, but Powell's doesn't allow for that).
Note: This book has been published both as Let Me In and Let the Right One In.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312656492
Author:
Lindqvist, John Ajvide
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Author:
Segerberg, Ebba
Author:
Spjut, Stefan
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Romance - Gothic
Subject:
Media Tie-In - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Novelization
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Fantasy/Dark Fantasy
Subject:
Thrillers
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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Product details 608 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312656492 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Already sold in ten countries, Let Me In introduces a startling new talent from Sweden whose work is creating an international sensation. John Ajvide Lindqvist has been compared to such top horror writers as Anne Rice, Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Whitley Strieber, and last but certainly not least, Stephen King--American readers of vampire fiction will be thrilled 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 Rubik's 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. . . .
"Synopsis" by , Basis for the upcoming motion picture. Twelve-year-old Oskar feels something is odd about the new girl who has moved in next door. She only comes out at night . . .
"Synopsis" by ,

Far off the grid in northern Sweden, a small network of people have been tasked with hiding the last remaining trolls from the public eye, and one young woman will do whatever it takes to bring the truth to light, in this literary thriller that is "intensely riveting and constantly surprising" (Karl-Ove Knausgard).

"Synopsis" by ,
“A fantastic novel in every sense of the word . . . not only because Spjut has accomplished the masterstroke of writing convincingly about the existence of trolls and other mythical creatures in the Nordic forests, but also because all this unfolds in a language that captures the everyday reality we know so well, with such precision and exquisite style that the words seem to sparkle on the page.” —Karl Ove Knausgård

Summer 1978. A young boy disappears without a trace from a summer cabin. His mother claims that he was carried away by a giant. He is never found.

Twenty-five years later, another child goes missing. This time there’s a lead, a single photograph taken by Susso Myren. She has devoted her life to the search for trolls, legendary giants known as stallo who can control human thoughts and assume animal form. Convinced that trolls are real, she follows the trail of missing children to northern Sweden. But humans, some part stallo themselves, have been watching over the creatures for generations, and this hidden society of protectors won’t hesitate to close its deadly ranks.

Mixing folklore and history, suspense and the supernatural, The Shapeshifters is an extraordinary journey into a frozen land where myth bleeds into reality.

 

"Synopsis" by ,
Set in 1983, Let Me In is the horrific tale of Oskar and Eli. It begins with the grizzly discovery of the body of a teenage boy, emptied of blood. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last—revenge for all the bad things the bullies at school do to him, day after day. While Oskar is fascinated by the murder, it is not the most important thing in his life. 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. They become friends. Then something more. But there is something wrong with her, something odd. And she only comes out at night. . . .
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