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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday: Helluva Halloween (2)

Oskar and Eli. In very different ways, they were both victims. Which is why, against the odds, they became friends. And how they came to depend on one another, for life itself. Oskar is a 12 year old boy living with his mother on a dreary housing estate at the city's edge. He dreams about his absentee father, gets bullied at school, and wets himself when he's frightened. Eli is the young girl who moves in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. She is a 200 year old vampire, forever frozen in childhood, and condemned to live on a diet of fresh blood. John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel, a huge bestseller in his native Sweden, is a unique and brilliant fusion of social novel and vampire legend; and a deeply moving fable about rejection, friendship and loyalty.

Been wanting this one for awhile, but the release of the American movie version has reminded me that I need to get my hands on a copy!


What's on your wishlist this week? 

5 comments:

  1. Eeek! Want want want want WANT!!! And I SO want to see the movie(s) too! :)

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  2. Forever frozen in childhood - sounds kind of sad. Thanks for the recommendation, I'm certainly going to get myself a copy of this.

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  3. I LOVE this book! I hope you get to read it soon! I liked the Swedish film, but it wasn't perfect, so I'm not really interested in a further convoluted remake.

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  4. Oh, and I posted my own Halloween wishlist too. http://titania86-fishmuffins.blogspot.com/2010/10/my-wishlist-for-halloween.html

    :)

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  5. One of my friend read this and LOVED it. I still haven't watched the movie because I want to read the book first!

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