John Ajvide Lindqvist





John Ajvide Lindqvist

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in Blackeberg, Sweden
December 02, 1968

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John Ajvide Lindqvist (John Erik Ajvide Lindqvist) is a Swedish author who grew up in Blackeberg, the setting for Let the Right One In. Wanting to become something awful and fantastic, he first became a conjurer, and then was a stand-up comedian for twelve years. He has also written for Swedish television.

Let the Right One In was a bestseller in Sweden and was named Best Novel in Translation 2005 in Norway. He is the author of Let the Right One In, Handling the Undead and Harbor.

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Average rating: 3.93 · 53,208 ratings · 5,372 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
Let the Right One In
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 40,029 ratings — published 2004 — 89 editions
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Handling the Undead
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 5,737 ratings — published 2005 — 41 editions
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Harbor
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 3,104 ratings — published 2008 — 37 editions
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Little Star
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 2,518 ratings — published 2010 — 28 editions
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Pappersväggar
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 556 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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Let the Old Dreams Die
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 712 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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Itsy Bitsy
2.85 of 5 stars 2.85 avg rating — 291 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Tjärven
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Ansiktsburk av Erik Pettersson
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2009
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Himmelstrand
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2014
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“Are you OLD?"
"No. I'm only twelve. But I've been that for a long time.”
John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In

“Real love is to offer your life at the feet of another.”
John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In
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“There was no one to be seen so she gave in freely to her sobs as she made her way home, pressed her arms against her stomach; the pain lodged in there like an ill-tempered foetus.
Let a person in and he hurts you.
There was a reason why she kept her relationships brief. Don't let them in. Once they're inside they have more potential to hurt you. Comfort yourself. You can live with the anguish as long as it only involves yourself. As long as there is no hope.”
John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In

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