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Let the Old Dreams Die

by John Ajvide Lindqvist Author · Marlaine DeLargy Translator


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From the king of horror comes a gripping and masterfully crafted series of stories including a brief sequel to Lindqvist's internationally acclaimed Let the Right One In.

Customs officer Tina can smell a smuggler's guilt. Josef has a close encounter with Death—and discovers you can negotiate. Joel's apartment building is starting to...list.

Wickedly imaginative, gleefully bloodthirsty, Let the Old Dreams Die features a classic Lindqvist cast of lovers, loners and losers. All flawed, all touched by the desire to be loved, all deeply human. Even some of those who are not human at all.??

List of stories:?


Village on the hill


Can't see it! It doesn't exist!



Let the old dreams die

To hold you while the music plays


Paper walls

The final processing

John Ajvide Lindqvist lives in Sweden. His first novel, Let the Right One In, was published in thirty countries and adapted into two feature films. His novels Handling the Undead, Harbour and Little Star are also published by Text Publishing.


'A magician of genre fiction...Lindqvist again trips along that thin high wire between supernatural devices and psychological verites.' Independent

'A delicate balance between macabre and moving.' Sunday Telegraph

'Some of his ideas are provoking enough to provide a satisfying squirm.' Courier-Mail

'A dangerously imaginative man.' Herald Sun

'Although Lindqvist reminds us of the way fear and hatred of the unfamiliar makes monsters of all of us, it is not fear and hatred he is interested in, but love and the way it binds us to one another.' James Bradley, Australian

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