Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Horror & Ghost Stories
Paperback Published on: 22/01/2009
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Synopsis

Oskar and Eli. In very different ways, they were both victims. Which is why, against the odds, they became friends. And how they came to depend on one another, for life itself. Oskar is a 12-year-old boy living with his mother on a dreary housing estate at the city's edge. He dreams about his absentee father, gets bullied at school, and wets himself when he's frightened. Eli is the young girl who moves in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. She is a 200-year-old vampire, forever frozen in childhood, and condemned to live on a diet of fresh blood. John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel, a huge bestseller in his native Sweden, is a unique and brilliant fusion of social novel and vampire legend. And a deeply moving fable about rejection, friendship and loyalty.

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781847248480
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Weight: 360g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 42 mm

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Let the Right One In
Favourite read
This was the best book I read in 2009. The author writes intricately and with great detail. I really connected to some of the characters and couldn't put t... READ MORE
Jay C
Let the Right One In
I didn't get it
I'd really been looking forward to this book. I bought it ages go and had it on my bookshelf in that deliciously anticipatory 'books to be read' pile. So, ... READ MORE
WhiteRose62
Let the Right One In
DULL
It was recommended by a sales assistant in waterstones who claimed it was gripping.....certainly is not. Although I imagine it could be better as a film?
Fiona Sharp
Let the Right One In
Let the Right One in
I am torn by this book, following the release of the film (which I'm yet to see) and it being described as one of the best re-workings of the vampire legen... READ MORE
Ecowitch
Let the Right One In
Let the Right One in
Every major culture in history has a vampire myth; from Dracula to Chinese Jang Shi. With such a weight of expectation hanging in the background, it is re... READ MORE
Helen Wynne
Let the Right One In
Let the Right One in
This is a fantastic book and well worth reading. Some of the themes touched upon are uncomfortable, but the writer is never judgemental. I did see the fi... READ MORE
Ursula Griffiths
Let the Right One In
Let the Right One in
im glad i bought this my only regret is not buying it sooneran interesting story cleverly written in an extreamely readable way. so much so that i sat glue... READ MORE
jack nye
Let the Right One In
Let the Right One in
I could not put this book down!!An excellent read.This goes above and beyond the amazing movie that was released and an essential book if you loved the fil... READ MORE
Matthew Hope
Let the Right One In
Let the Right One in
Oskar is a lonly kid, who is bullied by the boys at school. Then he meets Eli, a mysterious little girl who lives next door. Eli tries to help Oskar any wa... READ MORE
Emma Stevens
Let the Right One In
Let the Right One in
I read this book in less than two days.It was truly terrifying and in two different ways. Obviously there is the 'vampire' aspect to the storyline that add... READ MORE
Lewis Booth
Let the Right One In
Read this before you see the film
Loved the film then read the book, both are excellent but naturally the book is richer on detail. My personal view is that you would probably get more from... READ MORE
Colanzo
Let the Right One In
Not what you'd expect
I really did enjoy this book. Its interesting and always keeps you guessing what's going to happen next which I love in books. It does get confusing becau... READ MORE
MagickAnna
Let the Right One In
Let the Right One in
A vampire tale with a twist. For a book to cover so many topics but still maintain a strong and convincing story is no mean feat. A story of society, love ... READ MORE
Liam Mckie
Let the Right One In
Truly Incredible
Let the Right One In is a truly incredible book that creates a wonderful world that draws in the reader and traps them with vivid imagery, and realistic ch... READ MORE
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