Aug 25, 2009
Review of Let The Right One In- John Ajvide Lindqvist
Let the Right One In- John Ajvide Lindqvist
From Goodreads- 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. . . .
Let the Right One In is about a vampire, but not like the vampire books of late. This one falls more in the realm of Anne Rice's books. It's a frightening tale that grabs you from the beginning, be prepared to stay up late with this one.
The book has quite a few characters that in some way become a part of Eli, the vampire's story. Each set of characters have their own story being told, suprisingly it works well, and doesn't hinder the movement of the plot. The book is long with 472 pages, but it's really good, so it never became a issue with me. There were a couple of times that I stopped reading just to picture the scene that was described, and it was horrifying. If I had to say something negative about Let The Right One In it would be about the character of Eli, the vampire. The writer created such a fantastic, creepy character that I wanted to know everything. I felt that the reader gets very little about Eli, and it's past.
Final words, if your in the mood for a horror book about vampires, this is the book I would recommend you read. On a side note, I was surprised to learn that this book has become a movie. I'm really curious how it transcended to film.