A brilliant story. Captivating. Exquisite. Well, not quite. But it was still good. I was introduced to this book through the movie. If it had not been for the feature film, I never would have known about John Lindqvist or his devilishly gruesome vampire girl. Nice work, John.

I’m still a little more partial to the (American) movie, though. The review I will post soon. The book has more details, there are more characters and more encounters that I don’t remember from the flick. Even the way Hakan dies isn’t the same, and the attempted rape of Eli in the basement was a little off I think.

Despite all that, though, there wouldn’t have been a movie without the book. It is really a great story, especially the ending. Eli. What a brooding and dark character. I’m envious.

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