When was the last time a book kept you awake to the wee hours even though you knew you would be knackered at work the next day? Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist has been around for a while. There is even a movie based on the book that was nominated for a Bafta. I guess I am a late starter but this may be because the plot involves a vampire … do not switch off!!!!
The rapid growth of vampire fiction due to the success of the Twilight series has left me a bit cold but this is no Twilight – it is a dark thriller based in a working class housing estate in 80’s Sweden.
The story centers on the relationship between a 12 year-old boy, Oskar, and a centuries-old vampire child, Eli. The book focuses on the lowest forms of humanity dealing with issues such as school bullying, paedophilia and murder. So yes – not for the fainthearted.
If this still does not sound like your cup of tea (or blood) then we do have electronic resources in the Source such as Books and Authors and Novelist Plus that can help you track down a book that will be more to your tastes.
As for me I am off to put holds on the rest of this author’s books!
Does anyone have anymore horror recommendations for me?