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BOOKSHOTS: A Plethora of Scandinavians

Let the Old Dreams Die - John Ajvide Lindqvist,  Ebba Segerberg (Translator)

Who wrote it?

 

The guy who I'm sure is equally thankful for/sick of being referred to as the Swedish Stephen King, Let the Right One In author John Ajvide Lindqvist.

 

Plot in a box:

 

A collection of horror shorts, including sequel stories to both Let the Right One In and Handling the Undead.

 

Invent a new title for this book:

 

Paper Walls +1

 

Read this if you like: 

 

Stephen King; believable, character driven horror; and Let the Right One In and Handling the Undead, obviously.

 

Meet the book's leads:

 

A plethora of Scandinavian every(wo)men, including a couple of familiar faces.

 

Said leads would be portrayed in a movie by:

 

I don't know. The Swedish national curling team? The staff of your local Ikea?

 

Setting: Would you want to live here?

 

Despite being cold and full of creepy goings-on, Sweden sounds lovely this time of year.

 

What was your favorite sentence?

 

There was something vaguely threatening about the two children moving behind the smiling, unsuspecting family. Like predators.

 

The Verdict:

 

Read the rest of Josh Chaplinsky's review here.