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5.0 out of 5 stars Knows how to tell a story!, 4 Oct. 2009
This review is from: Let the Right One In (Paperback)
It was a long time since I read a book that I just couldn't put down, a book I kept longing for when I was doing something else. So the author has really succeeded in the way he tells the story.

I like the realistic description of the Stockholm suburb Blackeberg and the social realism of the characters. I also accept the element of vampires as it's described in a natural way.

Basically a vampire moves to Blackeberg and a lot of people are found dead in mysterious ways. The main character Oskar who is bullied at school makes friend with the vampire and gets his revenge on the bullies.

What I like the most is that we get to follow so many different characters and that they are all connected and make a difference to the story. Everyone and everything is there for a reason. The story is very well threaded together.

I've given it five stars, yet there are a few things that annoy me:
*when Eli sleeps in Oskar's bed there's no sexual tension whatsoever even if Eli's naked and it's strange that Oskar doesn't discover a certain thing ...
*sometimes the author changes POV within a scene, it would've been better to be in one character's head at a time
*I'd wanted more of a follow up on the relationship between Tommy and his police stepdad to be

I read the novel in Swedish and am now going to have a look at the English translation to see how the translator has dealt with some typical Swedish references!
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