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Subject: Could this be called a "Hidden Gem"?
Date Posted: 10/30/2010 10:50 AM ET
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I have been seeing the movie trailer for "Let Me In". Has anybody ever read the book? The movie trailer looks interesting, so I thought I might read the book before seeing the movie.  I know the book might be dark fiction, and nothing like the oh so loved Twlight Saga, but thought I would still ask around..

Book Title: Let Me In

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist

Opinions please!

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Date Posted: 10/30/2010 11:20 AM ET
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Great book.  Nothing like the numerous current vampire books, this one is scary, and a tad gruesome.  I really loved it.

Here is the review I wrote on it on my blog

Date Posted: 10/30/2010 11:08 PM ET
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I read the book, didn't care for it.

Date Posted: 10/31/2010 12:22 PM ET
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The actual title of the book is Let the Right One In.  Let Me In is the US version of the movie and I'm guessing if you get the book with that title, it will be based on the movie and not necessarily the same as the original story.  Not that this answers your question, I just thought it needed to be mentioned.

That being said, I loved Let the Right One In, both the book and the original movie.  I'm not sure if I'll watch the US version of the movie; the original was very good and I have my doubts that the remake will compare favorably. 



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Date Posted: 10/31/2010 12:52 PM ET
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Sandy H. - Thank you for letting me know. How old is the original movie?

Date Posted: 10/31/2010 6:53 PM ET
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The original movie was released in 2008, so not old at all.  You can pick it up for under $10 at Amazon and I'm guessing it's probably available through Netflix, but I don't know that for sure. 

Date Posted: 10/31/2010 10:20 PM ET
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I saw the US version and it is a really good movie.  One of my favorites I've seen this year, but I cant compare it to the original because I haven't seen that one.

Date Posted: 11/29/2010 4:48 PM ET
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I saw the original on netflix, and I thought it was a really good movie.  My husband hates vampire movies, and he really liked it too.

Date Posted: 12/8/2010 9:37 AM ET
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This is a late reply to an older thread, but just FYI, I did a library search that showed that La?t den ra?tte komma in (original Swedish title; diacritics not displaying properly) was published in English translation as both Let Me In and, later, Let the Right One In (same translation).  The first U.S. edition was called Let Me In, but it looks like both titles have continued to be used.  Both the U.S. release of the Swedish movie and the more recent U.S. remake used the English title Let the Right One In.

If anyone's looking for this book, try both titles!

If anyone's looking for the movie, be aware that there are not just a U.S. version and a Swedish version, but that the Swedish version was released twice on DVD with different subtitles.  The later release has the subtitles from the U.S. theatrical release, which many critics consider superior to the other subtitles.

(Of all the ways to "experience" this story, I've only seen the Swedish version with the theatrical subtitles and can't make any personal comparisons with the book or the other movie versions.)



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Date Posted: 12/19/2010 4:54 AM ET
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To expand on what Catherine said, the book called "Let Me In" is a movie tie-in; that does not at all mean the original has been altered to match the movie. The publishers are simply trying to appeal to readers who are avid movie goers, and that's why they slap the movie poster on the cover. So if you get the movie cover version, you're still getting the original.

Now, there are cases where the movie came FIRST and the book AFTER. Those are easy to tell apart, if you know what to look for. If you see something that says, "adapted from the screenplay by XXX" or "based on the movie", those are what you'll want to stay away from.