Waiting on Wednesday (34): Let The Old Dreams Die by John Ajvide Lindqvist

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming books whose releases are being eagerly awaited. Bloggers are encouraged to join in and post about the book they’re looking forward to reading.

let the old dreams die

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Thomas Dunne Books | October 1, 2013

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.

I had no idea that John Ajvide Lindqvist was releasing a new book — a short story collection! Upon further inspection, this was previously released in Australia, but this is the hardback release in Canada. I’m very excited! I loved Let the Right One In, as well as Harbour and Little Star. I hope that some of these stories bring the horror I’m looking for in a good, scary book!

What are you waiting for? 

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8 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (34): Let The Old Dreams Die by John Ajvide Lindqvist

  1. I’ve only ever seen the movie Let the Right One In (the original, not the American remake) and I really wasn’t a fan. Maybe if I read the book I would like it more. I hope this one lives up to your expectations of him!

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