Let The Right One In

by John Ajvide Lindqvist

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Book 10 of 40 in the Vampire Fantasy Books
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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 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. . . .

Sweeping top honors at film festivals all over the globe, director Tomas Alfredsson’s 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!

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Sofia | 2015-02-08 05:24:57
This book is not a vampire book I would say, much more a story about two troubled children connecting and becoming friends. Sometimes I wished that the whole vampire thing did not exist in it at all because of how beautiful the story is at it is because of John Ajvides beautifully raw way of writing. However, it does bring some extra excitement to the book, but like I am Legend it is not the focus on the vampire that attracts you to it.
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