A classic short story collection from the writer called Sweden's Stephen King that continues the breathtaking story begun in the internationally acclaimed classic Let the Right One In
Because of the two superb films made of John Ajvide Lindqvist's vampire masterpiece Let the Right One In, millions of people around the world know the story of Oskar and Eli and of their final escape from Blackeberg at the end of the novel. Now at last, in "Let the Old Dreams Die," the title story in this absolutely stunning collection, we get a glimpse of what happened next to the pair. Fans of Let the Right One In will have to read the story, which is destined to generate much word of mouth both among fans and online.
"Let the Old Dreams Die" is not the only stunner in this collection. In "Final Processing," Lindqvist also reveals the next chapter in the lives of the characters he created in Handling the Undead. "Equinox" is a story of a woman who takes care of her neighbor's house while they are away and readers will never forget what she finds in the house. Every story meets the very high standard of excellence and fright factor that Lindqvist fans have come to expect. Totally transcending genre writing, these are world class stories from possibly the most impressive horror writer writing today.
In Lindqvist's commendable first short-fiction collection, people often are not what they seem, usually to a horrifying degree. "The Border" tells of a customs agent whose relationship with a suspected smuggler uncovers extraordinary truths about the agent's heritage. The celebrities whom a paparazzo photographer thinks he is snapping in "Itsy Bitsy" reveal pedigrees that are as eerie as they are inexplicable. A drowning victim who dies but is resuscitated in "Eternal/Love" comes back to his lover as "something else, although still in human form." In addition to these tales of deceptive identities and their unsettling natures, the book features "Final Processing," a sequel to Handling the Undead, and the title tale, a sequel to Let the Right One In that riffs poignantly on that novel's romantic relationship between a young boy and a vampire girl. Segerberg's translation is murky in places, but the originality of Lindqvist's ideas shines through.