Let Me In
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... show more
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 Rubik’s 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. . . .
Publish date: 2010-08-31
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 472
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Swedish Literature
This is a werid, very strange book. Really strange, totally strange.But it worked for me.Lindqvist tells the story of Oskar and his friend Eli, who just happens to be a vampire stuck into a 12 year old body, you know like that girl in Anne Rice's books. (I never liked Rice for some reason).And the...
This book was overly long, and the main character was way too depressing. I would think if a book was an international best seller, I would enjoy it more. I did enjoy the friendship between Eli and Oscar, but other than that, this book was disturbing.
Excellent book. Great characters and development. Creepy because it's all so plausible - that vampires exist and Eli is on are just additional aspects of the setting. Vampirism is not overdone, or overwrought at all. It's a seamless part of the setting that motivates the characters in quite reasonab...
It started out so good! Unfortunately it petered out toward the middle and completely fell apart and felt rushed at the end. It's too bad because the writer is obviously very talented and I had so much hope for a much better read.
Honestly, I didn't think I'd like this one that much. However, once I started it I just couldn't put it down. I read it in just a few sittings. I'm not an enormous fan of vampire fiction, but I liked how this wasn't romanticized at all. The reader isn't allowed for a moment to forget that the vampir...