Im Verborgenen by John Ajvide Lindqvist

  • Started on: 2010-11-24
  • Finished on: 2010-12-07
  • Read in: German
  • Rating: “****-”
  • Genre(s): Horror

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One of my favorite writers is John Ajvide Lindqvist, a Swedish writer of horror that takes familiar images and writes very original stories. His most famous work is ‘Let the Right One In’ about a lonely vampire girl. ‘Handling the Undead’ about the reaction to loved ones returning from the dead as zombies is another good one. As I don’t read Swedish I always have to wait for translations of his work to become available. I have two in English, one in Dutch, and when I saw this one, a collection of stories in German I just had to have it.
I read German reasonably well. I can say I got the gist of the stories but do want this collection at a later date in Dutch or English. The stories were great, dealing with trolls, curses, (beating) death and the finale was a follow-up novella to Handling the Undead. Great stories in true Lindqvist style. Four out of five stars.