Let the Old Dreams Die
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
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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.
JOHN AJVIDE LINDQVIST is the author of Handling the Undead, Harbor, and Little Star. Let the Right One In has been made into critically acclaimed films in both Sweden and the US. The Swedish film won top honors at sixteen film festivals around the globe. Stephen King called the American remake, titled Let Me In, "A genre-busting triumph. Not just a horror film, but the best American horror film in the last twenty years."
Praise for Little Star:
"Dubbed the Stephen King of Sweden, Lindqvist lives up to the billing with a chilling tale of two teenage girls who team up as a terrifying singing duo bent on revenge against anyone who has ever crossed them." —New York Post
"A future horror classic and a firm pronouncement that John Ajvide Lindqvist is a force to reckoned with. Brilliant. A true horror story." —MTV.com
"As good a horror novel as I’ve read all year...Truly establishes Lindqvist as a horror heavyweight. Intermittently touching, disturbing, and horrifying."
Praise for Harbor:
"Sweden’s answer to Stephen King.” —Daily Mirror (UK)