I really love the writing style of Lindqvist - he always manages to keep me intrigued as to what will happen by the end of the book. I felt the same with Little Star, wanting to turn pages and see what on earth was happening, expecting to be given an answer, such as: Who would Theres really turn out to be? But, by the end, I felt there was no real story or conclusion as such. He has such a skill for taking a popular yet often stale and repeated genre and really turning it upside down: vampires/zombies, etc. This, however, left me with no desire to think about the story after it was finished; no real twists, no explanations, a bit disjointed. It almost feels like only part of a story, but in no way the entire picture. I did feel a bit disappointed at the end, and hope his new-found popularity will not mean he'll churn out anything for a deadline and keep losing story quality. Let the right one in was exceptional, and I feel while his writing ability is still excellent, the plots and ideas are beginning to fail.
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