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William Herschel
Sep 02, 2010 William Herschel rated it did not like it
Scandinavian? Yes.
Praised? Yes.
A "good" vampire novel that isn't like Twilight? Yes yes.

So what went wrong? Maybe I just don't like thrillers or horror novels anymore. I felt completely uninterested and like the real story was hidden in irrelevancy.

I seen one reviewer describe this as "well-written" but I couldn't see it. Here's an excerpt:
No anxiety for the next day, whatever it would bring. He would sleep well tonight.

When he was back in the yard, he sat down on the edge of the sandbox for awh
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Cora
Oskar is a twelve year old boy living in a bleak suburb in Sweden. He is constantly and brutally bullied by kids at school and fantasizes about getting revenge. His life begins to change when a strange girl moves in next door. He finally has a friend. At the same time, a body of boy is discovered hanging upside-down and empty of blood. As the body count increases, the area becomes obsessed with finding the murderer.

I was surprised by the depth and complexity of this novel. I picked it up for a
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Scott
May 05, 2012 Scott rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, horror, vampires, own
So, I guess you could say Let the Right One In would fall on the other side of the universe from Twilight. This is a story where nothing sparkly and there are shiny happy characters, and no high school problems. Lindqvist starts off in a dark, snowy space and the harsh reality pulls you deeper and deeper into the darkness. A manufactured community where single parents just try to make it through the day, alcoholics teeter on the brink of disaster, pedophiles hide in the shadows and children act ...more
Xena
I borrowed "Let the Right One In" from my local library. Whilst checking the book out, the librarian commented that it was among the best books he had read for a while.That sounded promising. Glancing over the book cover and the usual snippets of praise that are taken from newspaper reviews, I noticed that one reviewer likened Lindqvist's style of writing to Stephen King's. Even better, I thought, and started reading on the bus home.


Prior to reading, I did have a vague idea what the story was a
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Slayermel
Dec 30, 2011 Slayermel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys Vampire Horror
This book was disturbing on a few levels, and I do not recommend it to anyone with a weak stomach when it comes to violence, abuse, pedophiles and Bullying. The author is very descriptive and paints a vivid picture.

The story is centred on a twelve year old boy named Oskar who is obsessed with murderers and clips all articles he can find for his collection. This fascination seems to stem from the lack of control he has over his own life that he fantasises about being someone who would be feared.
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Jenn
Aug 03, 2011 Jenn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know why I continue to read vampire books. And buy vampire books. They just seem so silly to me. However, this on was written well, even if it was difficult to follow the characters at first. At least all lives tangled together nicely by the end.
Tien
Jun 24, 2012 Tien marked it as to-read
Kim DeCina
Nov 30, 2015 Kim DeCina marked it as to-read
Shelves: bookopoly
Leigh Ann
Apr 08, 2012 Leigh Ann marked it as to-read
Yz the Whyz
Dec 31, 2011 Yz the Whyz marked it as to-read
Recommended to Yz the Whyz by: Laura
Sherri
Apr 28, 2014 Sherri marked it as to-read
Sabrina
Jul 12, 2012 Sabrina marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Claire Fun
Mar 14, 2013 Claire Fun marked it as to-read
Shelves: kindle, long
Denise
Jan 11, 2011 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books, kindle, 2011
Tara
Oct 14, 2010 Tara marked it as to-read
Shelves: own
Keith
Oct 03, 2010 Keith marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Kathy
Oct 02, 2010 Kathy marked it as to-read
Kristina
Sep 29, 2010 Kristina marked it as to-read
Shelves: kindle, ya
emily
Jul 29, 2015 emily marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-on-nook, horror
Gabriela
May 18, 2015 Gabriela marked it as to-read
Juliet
Nov 29, 2009 Juliet marked it as to-read
Jaime
Nov 01, 2011 Jaime rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, own, 2011
Starcatcher
Jun 27, 2009 Starcatcher marked it as to-read
Lindsay Johnson
Jul 04, 2015 Lindsay Johnson marked it as to-read
Lindsey
Jun 10, 2013 Lindsey marked it as to-read
Ashley
Sep 16, 2011 Ashley marked it as to-read
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