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Let the Old Dreams Die

John Ajvide Lindqvist, translated by Ebba Segerberg

Thomas Dunne Books

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.

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The Border
 
 
Even when the man first appeared in the doorway, Tina knew he had something to hide. With each step that he took toward the customs desk she became more sure. When he selected the green lane Nothing to Declare and walked right by her, she said, “Excuse me, would you mind stopping a moment?” and glanced at Robert to make sure he was with her. Robert nodded curtly. People who were about to be caught could take desperate measures in order to escape. Especially if they were smuggling anything that could land them in jail. And that was the case with this
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REVIEWS

Praise for Let the Old Dreams Die

Praise for Little Star:
"Dubbed the Stephen King of Sweden, Lindqvist lives up to the billing with a chilling tale of two teenage girls who team up as a terrifying singing duo bent on revenge against anyone who has ever crossed them." —New York Post

"A future horror classic and a firm pronouncement that John Ajvide Lindqvist is a force to reckoned with. Brilliant. A true horror story." —MTV.com

"As good a horror novel as I’ve read all year...Truly establishes Lindqvist as a horror heavyweight. Intermittently touching, disturbing, and horrifying."
—BloodyDisgusting.com

Praise for Harbor:
"Sweden’s answer to Stephen King.” —Daily Mirror (UK)
Praise for Little Star:
"Dubbed the Stephen King of Sweden, Lindqvist lives up to the billing with a chilling tale of two teenage girls who team up as a terrifying singing duo bent on revenge against anyone who has ever crossed them." —New York Post

"A future horror classic and a firm pronouncement that John Ajvide Lindqvist is a force to reckoned with. Brilliant. A true horror story." —MTV.com

"As good a horror novel as I’ve read all year...Truly establishes Lindqvist as a horror heavyweight. Intermittently touching, disturbing, and horrifying."
—BloodyDisgusting.com

Praise for Harbor:
"Sweden’s answer to Stephen King.” —Daily Mirror (UK)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • John Ajvide Lindqvist, translated by Ebba Segerberg

  • JOHN AJVIDE LINDQVIST is the author of Handling the Undead, Harbor, and Little Star. Let the Right One In has been made into critically acclaimed films in both Sweden and the US. The Swedish film won top honors at sixteen film festivals around the globe. Stephen King called the American remake, titled Let Me In, "A genre-busting triumph. Not just a horror film, but the best American horror film in the last twenty years."

  • John Ajvide Lindqvist
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Let the Old Dreams Die

John Ajvide Lindqvist, translated by Ebba Segerberg

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Thomas Dunne Books

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