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Let Me In | [John Ajvide Lindqvist]

Let Me In

Let Me In is the horrific tale of Oskar and Eli. It begins with the grizzly discovery of the body of a teenage boy, emptied of blood. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last - revenge for all the bad things the bullies at school do to him. While Oskar is fascinated by the murder, it is not the most important thing in his life. A new girl has moved in next door. They become friends. Then something more. But there is something wrong with her, something odd.
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Publisher's Summary

Set in 1983, Let Me In is the horrific tale of Oskar and Eli. It begins with the grizzly discovery of the body of a teenage boy, emptied of blood. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last - revenge for all the bad things the bullies at school do to him, day after day.

While Oskar is fascinated by the murder, it is not the most important thing in his life. 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. They become friends. Then something more. But there is something wrong with her, something odd. And she only comes out at night....

©2004 John Ajvide Lindqvist (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Lindqvist develops the plot in rich detail. The characters, adult and child, are quite convincingly the sort that one would probably cross the street to avoid in any city." (Booklist)

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    neil FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 10-25-11
    neil FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 10-25-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Not for everyone"

    This is a very dark book, indeed. And it describes a very bleak, modern world...today's
    world, in fact, even though the locale is suburban Sweden. One has to wade through
    emotional sewers in places to reach the end...which is not all that pretty, either.
    But if one has the stomach for it, it is a very good novel. I don't like vampire tales for
    the most part, especially the multitudes of soft core porn trash that's currently in vogue using that theme. But this book is outside that box. It places important moral
    issues and considerations in front of the reader without losing a beat in the story.
    The characters, some just plain awful people, all demonstrate individual breadths of humanity...some mostly evil, others more good than bad, but the author never sticks
    in a paper cut out. The plot flows and one doesn't have to struggle to follow it even
    though,, to me, it lead to places I've never been to before. I gave the story only 4 stars.
    Maybe it deserved 5...but it was just too dark for me to do that.
    The narrator, Steven Pacey, is, as far as I'm concerned, the best reader I have ever
    heard...no exceptions. He brings out the very best in whatever book he narrates,
    Read by someone else, I doubt that I would have enjoyed this book so much.
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    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer TIGARD, OR, United States 10-24-10
    Amazon Customer TIGARD, OR, United States 10-24-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Hard to put down"

    After seeing the Swedish version of the movie, which I liked, but which was somewhat slow paced and a little disjointed, and after reading a couple of the reviews, I was worried about purchasing this book, but I'm glad I did. It's more a story about relationships than it is about vampires, and the book cleared up some questions I had about what was going on in the movie.

    The book is about children and does include child molestation, but that's not the central theme of the book; nor did the author dwell on it, as a couple of the reviews seemed to insinuate. Such things happen, and avoiding mention of them isn't going to make them go away.

    I like this book; the narrator is good, too.

    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    william brooklyn, ny, United States 11-30-11
    william brooklyn, ny, United States 11-30-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Unusual theme but a great story."

    This is the most unusual story I have read in a long time. If you have seen either the Swedish film, based on this book or the more recent American remake the book will explain what was not revealed in either film. If you enjoyed either version of the films you must read this book!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    James Hot Springs Village, AR, United States 08-29-11
    James Hot Springs Village, AR, United States 08-29-11 Member Since 2009

    Retired Clergy. PhD in Comparative Religion. Enjoying retirement of golf, motorcycling, model railroading, gardening, and reading.

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    "Exceptional!"

    One of the very best vampire books ever! I literally could not put it down. The narrator was among the best, too. I'd not seen or heard any other works by Lindquist, but his dedication to intricate detail and depth of comprehension of the mind of a pre-teen adolescent was awe inspiring. His insightful treatment of the elderly characters was splendid. I will recommend this to all of my friends...even the ones who don't have a taste for the horrific. Great literature! Go Swedes.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 04-17-12
    Mark 04-17-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Saw the movies. The book is different"

    Drawn to this book by the movies. Neither of the movies are close to the pace and shock of the book. I enjoyed how the writer draws you in by not telling you what happens until you see the aftermath of any event.

    Definitely not for the faint of heart for vampire readers. Gets into the "reality" of what a vampire body is about. Similar to the movies, I like the explanation of what happens if a vampire enters into a room without being asked to enter.

    Good Times!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    DMHVetSurveyor Western Wisconsin 01-17-12
    DMHVetSurveyor Western Wisconsin 01-17-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Worth 2 Credits, but only costs 1"

    Much better than either the foriegn or English movie could ever be. The characters truly come to life. Awesome spin on the whole vampire thing. I've been a horror/suspense reader since the mid 70s and this one moves to the top of the list. Just can't describe too many of the great attributes of the book without being a spoiler for those who have yet to experience this great book. If you like this genre, JUST GET IT!!!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Karen CRAWFORDVILLE, FL, United States 12-17-10
    Karen CRAWFORDVILLE, FL, United States 12-17-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Let Me In is a great escape from reality."

    Excellent listen on my way to work. Wouldn't want to listen to it at night. A little scary for me, but lots of fun...loved it!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Eagan, MN, United States 03-06-11
    Steve Eagan, MN, United States 03-06-11 Member Since 2005
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    "A very good read!"

    I was drawn in early to the story, and it kept me interested until the very end. My only complaint is that the book puts a charactor twist on the young vampire, that the movies or other reviews fail to recognize or acknowledge. I happen to think this twist made the story line less enjoyable, but at least be true to the book when using it elsewhere. I think Lindqvist was trying to make some kind of social statement, but it didn't need to be made here. Worth the credit though.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Deanne M. Montgomery Vancouver WA 10-21-10
    Deanne M. Montgomery Vancouver WA 10-21-10 Member Since 2009

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    "Awesome!"

    The best audio book I've ever listened to. I found myself getting up in the night to listen because I had to know what happened next. Very well told. Dark and disturbing - to the extreme at points because it's just so well told. I was immersed. This isn't your bubble gum vampire story. Loved it.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Portland, OR, United States 10-10-10
    Andrew Portland, OR, United States 10-10-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Slow Paced Thriller"

    If you are looking for a fast pace horror novel look else where, this book is slow and at times frustrating. However ultimately it tells an interesting story and is well worth a listen for those who have some patience.


    Being set in the '80s is an odd choice but with all the references to Rubik's cubes and leather vests it can be amusing and awkward at times. This story is more about the relationships of the characters than the horror of vampires and this is what helps it stand out as different and worthwhile.


    On a technical note I had some issues where the first part would play each chapter twice, this may be isolated to my iPhone as downloading the file again did not help. Also, while I initially did not feel that the narrator was right for the book I soon got past it as the quirkiness of his accent fits in eventually.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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