Review: Let the Right One in

Let the Right One inLet the Right One in by John Ajvide Lindqvist

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's been a long time since I read a book that was truly scary. The fact that I read this one after having seen both versions of the movies based on it, and it was still scary says a lot about Lindqvist's horror writing skills. He understands the most basic rule of horror - it's not what you see, it's what you don't see that is the most frightening. His slow reveal of Elli's "idiosyncrasies", along with the very real life horrors that Oskar endures every time he leaves his home play off of each other perfectly. Evil comes in many forms, and Lindqvist mixes them all together for a fantastic book.

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