Search Results: "John Ajvide Lindqvist"


BOOK REVIEW

LET THE OLD DREAMS DIE by John Ajvide Lindqvist
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Gripping, cerebral, intriguing, enigmatic—like a puzzle you enjoy working on but may never solve."
The Swedish author offers sequel stories to Handling the Undead (2010) and Let the Right One In (aka Let Me In, 2007; adapted for film in Sweden and in the U.S.). Read full book review >

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HANDLING THE UNDEAD by John Ajvide Lindqvist
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A philosophical story about fears to which no beating heart is immune."
Bright lights in a big city herald the return of the dead in Swedish horrorist Lindqvist's second novel, after Let the Right One In (2007), a vampire tale that was later turned into a movie. Read full book review >

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LITTLE STAR by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The story is complicated, and it doesn't always add up. When it does, though, it's enough to make you put your fingers over your eyes. Good, spooky fun."
Another atmospheric neogothic yarn, drenched in Scandinavian anxiety and lots of gore, by horror-meister Lindqvist (Handling the Undead, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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LET ME IN by John Ajvide Lindqvist
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Worth taking a bite."
Part revenge fantasy, part horror story and part police investigation gone wrong, this debut vampire novel translated from the Swedish sinks its fangs into fresh territory. Read full book review >

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HARBOR  by John Ajvide Lindqvist
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Perhaps not a book to read by the seashore, if you're literal-minded. A spooky pleasure, expertly told."
Scandinavian writers dominate the police-procedural genre. Are they now bent on taking over horror? Swedish creepmeister Lindqvist is hot on the case. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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JOHN!  by Rolin Bruno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2015

"While sometimes offering a confusing tangle of voices that lack individual features, this tale delivers a fresh and well-researched fictionalization of the assembling of the Apostles from John's point of view."
A young John the Apostle leaves his home to follow Jesus in this debut biblical novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING JOHN by Marc Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"The result is a traditional politics-and-war biography: a relentless succession of intrigues, quarrels, battles, sieges, negotiations, truces, and betrayals illuminated by lucid writing but muddied by Morris' decision to jump back and forth in chronology."
King John (1166-1216) is a rare English medieval monarch whose fame owes less to Shakespeare than legend. His villainy remains so ingrained, writes historian and broadcaster Morris (The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England, 2013) in this capable biography, that no subsequent king has named a son "John." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN CHEEVER by John Cheever
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Attention must be paid, and glasses should be raised in tribute and gratitude to it."
Despite the early acceptance of John Cheever (1912-82) as a writer of short stories for prestigious magazines (the New Republic, the New Yorker), he struggled for decades to support a growing family and earn critical respect (both of these goals were realized, in spades, in his later years). Read full book review >

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JOHN CONSTABLE by Anthony Bailey
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"And so it is that Constable is known today, though this literate and lively biography adds new shades to the artist's well-earned reputation."
The Romantic art rebel comes in for thoughtful biographical treatment at the hands of New Yorker alumnus Bailey. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"Breathless prose and many juicy revelations—an absorbing read."
An erstwhile "friendly acquaintance" who fell out with Rumpole of the Bailey's creator over this biography strips back the man's jovial veneer to reveal dark and adulterous activities. Read full book review >

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JOHN TRAVOLTA by Wensley Clarkson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Travolta deserves a serious book. This is not it."
Incoherent mash note to the man in the white suit. Read full book review >