Sunday, July 1, 2012
No, I have not seen the movie
No, I have not seen the movie - either the Swedish version or the American version. I think I would watch the Swedish original even though it would probably scare me a lot.
This is the second book I've read lately that deals, in its own unique way, with the very current topic of bullying. For work I've been asked a lot lately for statistics and legal information on bullying. In "Ready Player One" bullies were avoided by going to school in a virtual world. In "Let the Right One In" bullies are bested by becoming friends with a vampire.
This book also has a very dark topic of the exploitation of children. Can they still be exploited when they are really a 100 year old vampire? Not for the squeamish that is for sure. Books I've read lately have given me the impression of cold - this one the impression of bad smells.
Maybe another book riding the wave of the popularity of books and movies from Sweden. Not sure this one would help tourism.