Search Results: "John Ajvide Lindqvist"


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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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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"This is a useful, unpretentious volume that may give context and hope to the fight against racism, while admittedly charting no new territory."
Lindqvist (``Exterminate All the Brutes'': One Man's Odyssey into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide, 1996, etc.) honors courageous visionaries from the 18th to the mid- 20th centuries who stood up to the prevailing racism of their time- -a well-intentioned notion only partially carried off. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 1996

"Admirers of Edward Said's Orientalism will find Lindqvist's book an eminently worthy companion. (b&w illustrations)"
An impressionistic history of European colonialism, in which the author argues that Enlightenment ideals of social evolution and human perfectibility, carried to their logical extreme, resulted in genocide. Read full book review >

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TERRA NULLIUS by Sven Lindqvist
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"A gruesome, chilling anthropology lesson from an unconventional instructor."
Sharp, lucid examination of Australia's establishment as a white-occupied country, largely effected by the genocidal treatment and displacement of the aboriginal population. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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