The character writing is phenomenal. The story is brutal and unsettling and, at times, eerie. It is not only one of the best vampire novels I’ve read, but one of the best horror novels I’ve ever come across. Deserves to be shelved with the greats.
Håkan and Eli’s reunion is now one of my top five most disturbing scenes in literature. It will be a long time before I get that vile shit out of my head, if I ever do.
In summation: This review is short because I have nothing bad to say about Let the Right One In. It is a horror fan’s horror novel. All this coming from a guy who fucking hates vampires.
Final Judgment: Sucks blood not ass.