Monday, October 29, 2007

LET ME IN by John A. Lindqvist

LET ME IN (USA, UK, Canada) is a horror debut by John A Lindqvist, a Swedish writer. It features vampire adolescents.

It is autumn 1981 when the inconceivable comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenage boy is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last---revenge for the bullying he endures at school, day after day.

But the murder is not the most important thing on his mind. 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. There is something wrong with her, though, something odd. And she only comes out at night. . . .

This is the second overseas debut that I've announced recently week where I couldn't find a web presence for the author. British authors seem to have jumped on the Internet bandwagon; maybe it is more difficult to set up websites from other points overseas. Or perhaps the authors simply don't speak English (a point that often fails to occur to us arrogant Americans).

I don't usually do vampires, but it does sound a bit interesting. One review by the author of This Delicious Solitude, who doesn't usually do horror, was unable to put it down. The book has also been released under the title Let the Right One In. Love Vampires has also done a review that brings up its disturbing points.


Raven said...

It sounds super dark. I like stuff dark, but books where everybody is depressed and leads dreary lives sometimes depress me too much.

Tia said...

I rarely read dark fantasy at all. I'm just not into vampires, I guess. I do read some horror.

Chris, The Book Swede said...

My copy arrived yesterday -- haven't started it yet, but it's a beautiful looking book. I don't usually read stuff this dark, either, but it looks fun!

I'm interested to read something in translation, too.

The Book Swede

PS: Like your début coverage thing on the left hand side.

Tia said...

Thanks; it makes it so easy to show other blogger's review coverage!

Let me know when you review this book and I'll do another spotlight from here, like I did with The Book of Joby.

Chris, The Book Swede said...

Thanks! I've noticed that I tend to review a lot of débuts, often without realising it's the author's first! I'll make a point to let you know :)

Robert said...

Chris, glad you got the book! Personally, I can't wait to read this :) Then again, I'm a huge vampire so I'm sure I'll enjoy it!

And like Chris, I just wanted to say how cool that sidebar feature is :D

Tia said...

I got the idea from John at Grasping for the Wind.