Let the Right One In: A Novel
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... show more
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!
Publish date: 2008-10-28
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Swedish Literature
Since I know most people will either have read or watched the movie revolving around this book, I will not focus too much on the summary. Instead, I will just give my overall opinion of what worked for me and did not.The character of Oskar initially was a little hard to take. He is being bullied and...
It took me a while to remember if I'd actually read this book as I've seen both the Swedish and American film adaptations a few times. When I scanned through it recently I remembered reading it—and I remembered how AWESOME it was. What a dark, gritty story. A really unique take on the whole vampire ...
Ever since I first heard whispers from my college friends a few years ago about what was allegedly "the most fucked up book you will ever read," I envisioned this book as some sort of shadowy and sub-cultured masterpiece like something that would be created if Anne Rice and Marquis de Sade teamed up...
Sweden, based on a lot of things I've read about the country, sounds like a great place to live. The country is supposedly one of the happiest countries in the world, which is surprising to me, since the only exposure I have to the country is through the fiction that comes from there. Stieg Larsso...
Swedish author Lindqvist’s first novel tells the story of Oskar, a smart but frustrated twelve-year-old boy who by virtue of having become the class bullies’ favorite target finds himself all but ostracized from his peers. That is, until a new girl about his own age moves into the next apartment, a ...