The follow-up collection to the international vampire bestseller Let the Right One InWhatever happened to Oskar and Eli? And what became of the beleaguered families in Handling the Undead? Find out in Let the Old Dreams Die. In other tales from this collection, a woman finds a dead body and decides to keep it for herself, a customs officer has a mysterious gift that enables her to see what others hide, and a man believes he knows how to deceive death. These are the stories of John Ajvide Lindqvist's rich imagination. They are about love and death, and what we do when the two collide and the monsters emerge.
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John Ajvide Lindqvist is a Swedish author, born in 1968, who grew up in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm. He came in second in the Nordic card trick championship, before working as a stand-up comedian for twelve years. His four novels, Let the Right One In, Handling the Undead, Harbour and Little Star have been translated into English and published by Quercus. Marlaine Delargy works as a translator and adult learning support tutor. She has translated novels by Asa Larsson and Johan Theorin, and serves on the editorial board of the Swedish Book Review. She lives in Shropshire, England.Review:
'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 * 'This collection of chilling short stories will have you wishing your DLR journey was just a few pages longer' * Wharf * 'These stories, which are surreal, complex, gives the reader insight into the human psyche ... A stunning collection' * Terror-Tree * 'skilfully put together, a beautifully written masterpiece of subtle power in which every story shines like a dark gem' * Fear * '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 * '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 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 * 'an example of some of the finest short horror fiction you'll find today' * Reader Dad * 'A compelling voice, a simply brilliant collection from one of the horror genre's best living authors' * British Fantasy Society *
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Book Description Quercus, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110857385496