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From the author of the international and New York Times best seller Let the Right One In (Let Me In) comes this stunning and terrifying book which begins when a man's six-year-old daughter vanishes.
One ordinary winter afternoon on a snowy island, Anders and Cecilia take their six-year-old daughter, Maja, across the ice to visit the lighthouse in the middle of the frozen channel. While the couple explore the lighthouse, Maja disappears - either into thin air or under thin ice - leaving not even a footprint in the snow. Two years later, alone and more or less permanently drunk, Anders returns to the island to regroup. He slowly realizes that people are not telling him all they know; even his own mother, it seems, is keeping secrets. What is happening in Domaro, and what power does the sea have over the town's inhabitants?
As he did with Let the Right One In and Handling the Undead, John Ajvide Lindqvist serves up a blockbuster cocktail of suspense in a narrative that barely pauses for breath.
This is a delightfully creepy Scandanavian tale. But unlike many of the other Scandanavian writers who write thrillers or mysteries, John Ajvide Lindqvist writes supernatural stories.
Harbour starts out with a family going for a little mid-winter picnic to the lighthouse, and the 8 year old daughter disappears into thin air. Several years later, her parents have divorced, and her father (who has hit rock bottom and spends his time drinking and despairing) returns to the island where they formerly lived and were happy.
But the island has its secrets, and the residents want to keep things that way. The book is suffused with magic and bits of creepiness. The ending is a little overblown, but the journey along the way is perfectly delicious.
The narration is well done, and the writing is very solid. This is a great escapist read. It's a little less bleak than Let Me In, but is equally well done. This is definitely credit-worthy.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
Lindqvist's prose is wonderful and his storytelling is meticulous -- it unfolds so gradually that one may not notice a turn in the story until it's well underway. What a crafty writer! Great book!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
What would have made Harbor better?
this is not a book to listen to if you have to divide your attention. The author jumps back a fourth between past tense and present. It was difficult for me to keep track when I was doing something as simple as driving. I never, EVER just sit and listen to a book so I had to keep rewinding to figure out what was going on!!
What other book might you compare Harbor to and why?
Have you listened to any of Julian Rhind-Tutt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This is the first performance of Julian Rhind-Tutt I have heard
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Harbor?
I would make the time jumps more easy to follow
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
Where does Harbor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
Make the lines between magical realism and the real clearer. Don't apply rational ideas to magical realism and don't lend magic to the moments of reality.<br/>
Which scene was your favorite?
If you could take any character from Harbor out to dinner, who would it be and why?
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
I liked the book enough to listen to the end. I probably would not actually recommend it to the first time reader.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
What disappointed you about Harbor?
I tried three times to start this book. It's reviews were OK and I thought I was just missing something. It starts really good. Then it gets bogged down in something, I don't know what because the story could not hold my interest. I forced myself to listen to the first download this time and again - I can't even begin to tell you what the story is about.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
Boring and slow, a huge disappointment. Let Me In is written by this author as well and I Ioved it. This book brings none of the excitement, intrigue or interest I was sure would be there. Not worth taking a chance on this one.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I'm on the second half of the book, and I believe I may quit at this point. The pacing of the book is very slow, which would not have bothered me if, when the action did finally begin, it had not been so offensive. But praise goes to Julian Rhind-Tutt for a great narration, at least.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
I only kept listening because the narrator was good. The story is silly. Please don't waste your time or money on this one as I did.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
Loved the story by the author"let me in" so I thought this would be great, but it dragged on and on and didn't make sense. Got no real idea even in the end of the reason for everything. Just stupid. Hated it. Thought it would get better but it didn't. Sorry I wasted so much time on it.