Dear Stephenie,This is how you write a "vampire" book. The grey makes the red stand out. January 1, Kristen Terrifying, engrossing and a book that encompasses many different topics. Not just a story about vampires; this book takes on such issues as bullying, revenge, pedophilia, prostitution, drug use, alcoholism and the sheer desperation of loneliness.
Showing of next show all This book has some seriously gross scenes. Some of the descriptions were almost vomit inducing. I was really into it at the beginning - I loved Oskar and the depth of his character.
How he was this fragile, bullied kid - wanting the police officer to hug him, even! I was here for it! And I thought Eli was a great vampire character - a mysterious child who moves in next door to Oskar and, of course, only comes out at night, is kind of creepy and smells bad, yet Oskar finds himself drawn to her anyway.
Thought it was neat how Eli had a human servant like Draculain this case a very disturbed individual - a pedophile - who goes out and collects blood for her. He is so loyal to Eli that when he is eventually caught at a crime scene, he douses his own face with acid rather than allow anyone to see him and possibly link him to Eli!
However, this book takes so many detours and digressions into the points of view of side characters, and I am an infamously impatient reader. I cared about Oskar and was intrigued by Eli. How did she get away from the evil aristocrat with the wig?
I could have done without. I did enjoy the Swedish setting, and the writing itself is atmospheric and detailed. However, I also found the ending to be rather anti-climatic. By then I was pretty bored, and I was disappointed in the ending.
Oskar was a very passive participant in the ending and considering how long the book itself dragged on for, the ending itself felt very rushed!
Also, there is some problematic material around Eli's gender the reveal that she was born biologically male and doesn't appear to have been transgender as a human not that we see that much of her pre-vampire existence but decides to start presenting as a girl after the vampire who turned her mutilates her genitals is weird, because gender identity doesn't work that way and problematic because Eli presenting as a girl to lure victims in and then surprise!!
Eli is written as a sympathetic character though, and Oskar is still in love with her after learning about her past, so that's nice. I honestly don't know what to make of it. I hadn't seen either movie and knew only the basics about it being a vampire book. Oh, and that it was a good story. I was very pleased and entertained.
The story focuses on Oskar, a year-old boy and target of the local bullies. One evening Oskar makes friends with Eli, the girl next door who just recently moved in.Let the Right One In is a vampire novel, as I’ve alluded to earlier in this review; however, Lindqvist does not approach the idea of vampires in the same method that many books do presently.
These are not romanticized vampires, but rather monsters.4/5().
When John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Låt den rätte komma inLet the Right One In/ was published in , he declared it to be the first Swedish vampire novel since Victor Rydberg’s Vampyren /‘The Vampire’, published in (Ordfront ).
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Tuesday, October 23, Book Name: But, as it’s the time of year for it, I picked up one of the books that has resided on my TBR pile for a while: Let the Right One In by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist.
Originally written in Swedish, the book was a bestseller and translated into the. Read "Let the Right One In A Novel" by John Ajvide Lindqvist with Rakuten Kobo. Let the Right One In Takes Top Honors at Tribeca Film Festival and is now an Award-winning movie in .
JOHN AJVIDE LINDQVIST lives in Sweden. His first novel, Let the Right One In, was published in thirty countries and adapted into two feature films. Lindqvist's other fiction includes Handling the Undead, Harbor, Let the Old Dreams Die, and Little Star.
John Ajvide Lindqvist; Translated by Ebba Segerberg John Ajvide Lindqvist's debut novel, Let the Right One In, was an instant bestseller in Sweden and was named Best Novel in Translation in Norway.