- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Quercus (30 Aug. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0857385496
- ISBN-13: 978-0857385499
- Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3.8 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Let the Old Dreams Die Hardcover – 30 Aug 2012
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'A compelling voice, a simply brilliant collection from one of the horror genre's best living authors' (British Fantasy Society)
'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)
'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)
'skilfully put together, a beautifully written masterpiece of subtle power in which every story shines like a dark gem' (Fear)
'These stories, which are surreal, complex, gives the reader insight into the human psyche ... A stunning collection' (Terror-Tree)
'This collection of chilling short stories will have you wishing your DLR journey was just a few pages longer' (Wharf)
'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)
A collection of spine-tingling short stories, including the sequel to the international bestseller Let the Right One In.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
The compilation comprises the following stories;
Border, Village on the Hill, Equinox, Can't See It! It Doesn't Exist!, Substitute, Eternal/Love, Let the Old Dreams Die, To Hold You While the Music Plays, Majken, Paper Walls, The Final Processing.
If you've already read Let the Right One In, or seen the movie, you should find it interesting catching up with Oskar and Eli in Let the Old Dreams Die while The Final Processing returns to meet up with the incredibly odd characters from Handling the Undead. For me, by far the best story of the compilation is the totally surreal and completely off-the-wall 'Border' with it's odd themes of folklore and hidden identity. There are elements of Border which hooked me in so deeply I was mesmerized by the tale of Tina and Vore and their growing love story.
I've read all of John Ajvide Lindqvist's novels and he has a talent for mixing the real and unreal in long, rambling chapters that take time to progress and develop. I had wondered how he'd manage to cram his usual themes of human/inhuman into a shorter format and manage to create the necessary tension and suspense but he has, and he's done it perfectly.
Let the Old Dreams Die is an absolute must for fans of horror and supernernatural fiction and there's something here, from a woman keeping a corpse as a companion through to the unique relationship between Tina and Vore, to satisfy most tastes. If you enjoy more traditional horror then Village on the Hill could be for you.Read more ›
I have devoured every book by this Author and I would put them in the top of the quality horror section of my imaginary library!
The stories in this book are completely gripping (I didn't want to put my Kindle down). If you love the horror genre or are John Lindqvist afficianados then you will love this as much as I did.
A five star read!!
Finishes off his walking dead story in a way which.if it had been included in the original novel, would have made it a five star story for me.
Then has a bunch of independent Chillers which show what a great writer he is.
Absolutely love his writing and this book of short stories feels like it dabbles in a few different genres.
I was particularly looking forward to the stories `Let the Old Dreams Die', where you find out what happened to Oskar and Eli from `Let The Right One In' alongside a story of great love and `The Final Processing', which continues the story of `Handling The Undead', I enjoyed `The Final Processing' more than `Let the Old Dreams Die' , it was more focused on the characters from the original story which I enjoyed, I wanted to know what had happened to Flora, Elvy and Hagar and the `reliving'.
All of the stories are individual and interesting, all of the characters are easy to relate to, which made the book even more of a pleasure to read.
An excellent book written by an amazing writer.
Lindquist really captures presents the Scandanavian world view in these stories. It's just different than the typical anglocentric work I would have read to date, and this adds significantly to dissconnect in some of the stories.
Well worth a read
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My most favourite book. I read it when I was on holidays in Italy. The stories are very interesting. It is a perfect book for winter evening when you sit near a fireplace. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ki
Amazing! Lindqvist is a fantastic author, check out his other books!!Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
I can't really write a review as I bought the book for someone else.Published 15 months ago by Judith Mcintyre
Fantastic selection of short stories by a very fine writer. This is the third book of his I have read and he has very firmly become my favourite author. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Debs
I'm a big fan of John Ajvide Lindqvist. Before you read this wonderful gem I recommend you read Let The Right One In and Handling The Undead first. Read morePublished on 31 Jan. 2015 by K. Hawkins
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