I just finished reading this book last night and even though I posted it to my book shelf here on my blog, I just had to write more about it. The story is written by a Swedish author named John Ajvide Lindqvist and the book I read is the English translation of his story. It was also made into a movie, oh which I have not seen yet. I don’t know if I want to or not because the book was so engrossing that I can’t imagine anything being cut from it. The writing style is much different from what I’m used to and the cadence of the characters is somewhat had to keep up with at times. That is, until you get far enough into the story that it no longer matters. lol.
I think what I loved most about this book was the fact that the main character, Eli, is a child vampire. Not so much that he/she is a vampire but that Eli is a child. It’s a different perspective for an age-old tail. I also loved watching the relationship between Eli and Oskar develop. This is a must read if you like horror fiction. But do be advised that it’s pretty graphic and sometimes down right gross. Just the way I like ‘em. lol