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Let the Old Dreams Die

Let the Old Dreams Die

John Ajvide Lindqvist

Translated by Marlaine Delargy

A new collection of short stories from the Swedish master of the macabre, featuring a brief sequel to 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.


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
About the Author

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.

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26 September 2012
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Praise for John Ajvide Lindqvist
andLet the Old Dreams Die

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

‘A delicate balance between macabre and moving.’

‘Some of his ideas are provoking enough to provide a satisfying squirm.’

‘A dangerously imaginative man.’

‘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.’

‘There are two kinds of horror writers: those who have imagination and style in abundance, and the other kind. Lindqvist is firmly in the former; all you can do is look on and admire.’

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  • Let the Old Dreams Die
    ISBN: 9781921961243
    26 September 2012
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