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John Ajvide Lindqvist

John Ajvide Lindqvist(1968- )
John Alvide Lindqvist was born in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden. Before he published his first novel Let Me In (Let the Right One In in America) he worked for twelve years as a stage magician and stand-up comedian. In addition to Let Me In, he has published a zombie novel, Handling the Undead, and a short story collection. He also adapted Let Me In for the screen.


Let the Right One In: A bleak and chilly horror novel

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Let the Right One In, by John Ajvide Lindqvist, is a bleak and chilly horror novel that evokes classic Stephen King works like Salem’s Lot. Lindqvist is a Swedish writer and the book is set in a planned community in northern Sweden, called Blackeberg, in 1981. The novel follows several different point of view characters as the events that will change the community forever begin to unfold.

From the beginning, Lindqvist wants the reader to understand Blackeberg.
It was not a place that developed organically, of course. Here everything was carefully planned from the outset. And people moved into what had been built for them. Earth-colored concrete buildings scattered about the green fields.
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