'Lindqvist's imagination is full of monsters, and he's brilliant at finding new ways of approaching well-trodden ground. His real talent, though, is the way he writes people' SFX.
'Lindqvist's knack for slick story-telling, inventive twists and cinematic set ups means we wouldn't be surprised if Hollywood are back in touch soon' Timeout.
'very gripping, soulful and imaginative. It's perhaps the best collection of stories I've read since Clive Barker's Books of Blood' Starburst Magazine.
'an example of some of the finest short horror fiction you'll find today' Reader Dad.
'Lindqvist has let loose a wayward brood of stories to enthral, unsettle, intrigue and, yes indeed, sometimes scare the living bejeezus out of us' This is Horror.
'This collection of chilling short stories will have you wishing your DLR journey was just a few pages longer' The Wharf.
'A compelling voice, a simply brilliant collection from one of the horror genre's best living authors' British Fantasy Society.
'These stories, which are surreal, complex, gives the reader insight into the human psyche ... A stunning collection' Terror-Tree.
'skilfully put together, a beautifully written masterpiece of subtle power in which every story shines like a dark gem' Fear.
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Whatever happened to Oskar and Eli? And what became of the beleaguered families in Handling the Undead? Find out in Let the Old Dreams Die. In other tales from this collection, a woman finds a dead body and decides to keep it for herself, a customs officer has a mysterious gift which enables her to see what others hide, and a man believes he knows how to deceive death. These are the stories of John Ajvide Lindqvist's rich imagination. They are about love and death and what happens when the two collide and monsters emerge.