Friday, January 16, 2015
Book Review: Let the Right One In
AUTHOR: John Ajvide Lindqvist
PUBLISHED: 2007 (in the US)
GENRE: Horror, Vampires
PREMISE: In a small suburb, a bullied boy makes friends with a strange girl while people are getting murdered in his town.
MY REVIEW: So, technically, this book should be with the L authors and it should have been awhile for me to get to it. However, my library for some reason, had it with the A authors. Someone must have made a shelving mistake or something. But I've been meaning to read it anyway, so here we are.
First, I'm going to give a warning: this is straight up horror. If you want some creepy stuff and not a whole lot of gore then...this book probably will not be for you. There's some sick stuff happening in it. It's not just limited to the murders either. Some of the bullying that Oskar goes through is horrific and I imagine might be triggering for some. If you're looking for happy sexy vampire times...this book ain't it.
But if you're a Stephen King fan who loves that sort of thing. Come on in, friend. This is super creepy, is well written, and has some good psychological horror going on in it. It's good, it's just not for the faint of heart.
WHO SHOULD READ: horror fans, Stephen King fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five creepy vampire girls