Open the Book and Let me In.
I just recently picked up a copy of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel “Let the Right One In”. At this point I’ve watched the movie adaptation more times then I’d like to admit and thought it was about time to give the book a chance.
More often than not there are huge differences between movie adaptations and the books they’re based on. Let the Right One In is no different. The film and the book are both fantastic in their own ways but I was shocked at HOW different they are.
The book lacks the subtlety and child like sweetness I found in the movie. It ends up being a much more daunting and horrific story then the movie would lead you to assume.
It’s amazing that both formats turned out to be phenomenal and thoroughly enjoyable but bare almost no resemblance to one another. If you haven’t seen the movie, see it.
If you haven’t read the book, read it. You will not be disappointed. Thankfully some good vampire media had come out in the last few years. We needed something to combat the crap.