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Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  

Let The Right One In

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A 2012 World Book Night selection.

Set in Stockholm in the early 1980s Let the Right One In focuses on what happens to an ordinary suburb when a vampire moves into the area. Writing in a gritty, realistic style Let the Right One In completely re-writes the rule book for vampire fiction. By taking its subject matter seriously and dispensing with the usual clichés it a hugely moving and relevant novel. The idea of the dangerous “other” living within our suburbs has never been more relevant and Let the Right One In looks at this in a surprising and powerful way.

If you like John Ajvide Lindqvist you might also like to read books by Scott Smith, Stephen King and Robert Jackson Bennett.

Synopsis

Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Oskar and Eli. In very different ways, they were both victims. Which is why, against the odds, they became friends.

And how they came to depend on one another, for life itself. Oskar is a 12 year old boy living with his mother on a dreary housing estate at the city's edge. He dreams about his absentee father, gets bullied at school, and wets himself when he's frightened.

Eli is the young girl who moves in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. She is a 200 year old vampire, forever frozen in childhood, and condemned to live on a diet of fresh blood.

John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel is a unique and brilliant fusion of social novel and vampire legend, a deeply moving fable about rejection, friendship and loyalty.

Reviews

'Some truly scary bits ... will haunt your dreams. Best read by sunlight' * Independent on Sunday * 'Lindqvist has reinvented the vampire novel and made it all the more chilling by setting it in the kind of sink estate we all know from the media. Immensely readable and highly disturbing' * Daily Express * 'A whiff of the new Stephen King. Don't miss it' * The Times * 'A terrifying supernatural story yet also a moving account of friendship and salvation' * Guardian *'


About the Author

John Ajvide Lindqvist

John Ajvide Lindqvist is a Swedish author, born 1968, grew up in Blackeberg, a suburb to Stockholm. He wanted to become something awful and fantastic. First he became a conjurer and came in second in the Nordic card trick championship, then he was a stand-up comedian for twelve years. John has written TV series as well as stage plays and TV drama. Two of his other novels, Let the Right One In and Handling the Undead have been translated into English and published by Quercus.

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Publication date

22nd January 2009

Author

John Ajvide Lindqvist

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

Horror
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Horror & ghost stories
Fiction in translation

ISBN

9781847248480

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

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www.quercusbooks.co.uk

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