Book Reviews

Let the old dreams die * John Ajvide Lindqvist

How do you recognize a great love?

When I saw this book on the Library sale I squeaked with excitement as I haven’t read anything from John Ajvide Lindqvist in more than 6 months and I am proud to declare myself a fan (on top of the known 17 who showed up at his signing show) and promptly bought the book not knowing what to expect from such a raw writer.

As a reminder, here are the other books from John Ajvide Lindqvist I’ve read:

Based on the notes at the back of the book (yes, I’ve read those too), this book comes before Harbour and it was intended to present another ending for Let the Right One In in light of the movies that came out.


Book Reviews

Harbour * John Ajvide Lindqvist

hqdefaultFrom John Ajvide Lindqvist comes yet another terrifying novel. “Let me in” told the story of dark nights in Sweeden where two predators were out for blood. One was a paedophile, the other a vampyre. You’ll have to read to see who was deadlier.
“Handling the undead” was another hit, dealing with the drama of having your deceased brought back to life after a freak electrical accident. Or was it not an accident?

Now read the story of an island in the seas of Sweeden, an island with a dark past involving human sacrifices to the sea and a more troubling present with people disappearing never to be seen again.


Harbor is about several different people whose lives are intertwined on a small archipelago outside of Stockholm. A little girl vanishes right in front of her parents eyes, a couple whose love still burns as strong as the day they fell in love still live in separate houses next door to one another, a father keeps a tiny insect wormlike creature called a spiritus (spertus Norse mythology) in a box that requires a daily feeding or the consequences are dire and oddly, people just disappear ever so often, without a trace and without rhyme or reason.