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Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
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Mar 03, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: interlibrary-loan, 2010, fiction, horror, paranormal, adult

* Do not like translated novels, I've found. I don't know why. I always feel a strange disconnect between the dialogue, and the characters.

* The translation obviously lost something. There were bits I felt could have been very poetic and all but were rendered too sparse and unfeeling in English.

* Too many characters, all wrapped up in their own little dramas. Just not necessary.

* Stupid twist.

* Not at all like Clive Barker or Neil Gaiman as the back cover claims. Well, as some reviewer on the back cover claims.

* Half a dozen "endings." I felt as though the book was never actually going to be finished.

* We do not need the squirrel's perspective, thank you very much.

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Megan Maybe if it were a smarter squirrel.

Megan Oh, I don't know. That was one duuuuumb squirrel.

Megan Hmm. You're right. I take back my squirrel abuse!

Chris I liked the Squirrel.

My dog, however, didn't. My friends dog says, "I need to add another squirrel to my kill list". So mixed reviews about the squirrel here.

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