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"Establishes Lindqvist as Sweden's Stephen King."

--The Washington Post on Harbor

John Ajvide Lindqvist has been crowned the heir apparent to Stephen King by numerous sources, and he is heralded around the globe as one of the most spectacularly talented horror writers working today. His first novel, Let the Right One In, is a cult classic that has been made into iconic films in both Sweden and in the United States. His second novel, Handling the Undead, is beloved by horror fans everywhere. His third novel, Harbor, is a masterpiece that draws countless comparisons to Stephen King. Now, with Little Star, his most profoundly unsettling book yet, Lindqvist treads previously unmarked territory.

A man finds a baby in the woods, left for dead. He brings the baby home, and he and his wife raise the girl in their basement. When a shocking and catastrophic incident occurs, the couple's son Jerry whisks the girl away to Stockholm to start a new life. There, he enters her in a nationwide singing competition. Another young girl who's never fit in sees the performance on TV, and a spark is struck that will ignite the most terrifying duo in modern fiction.
Little Star is an unforgettable portrait of adolescence, a modern-day Carrie for the age of internet bullies, offensive reality television, and overnight You Tube sensations. Chilling, unnerving, and petrifying, Little Star is Lindqvist's most disturbing book to date.

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Shudder!
December 30th, 2013
There's a lot of unsettling feelings that creep up on you as you read this one. There's a few unexpected and startling moments. I enjoyed it. I think I'm going to have to keep my back to children for a while now though.
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Strange....
February 20th, 2013
Book provided by author. What can I say about this book? It held me captive until the end although I must admit I thought there might be more at the end, an explanation perhaps. It had some definately cringe worthy moments but I found myself asking what the hell was going on through most of it. It was a book filled with head cases... the "parents and brother", the girls. I dont quite know what I expected, but somewhere along the lines of theres would turn out to be evil incarnate or something lol not just a normal girl, although I use that term very loosely. It was brilliantly written and I never had a clue what was going to happen next. A great, messed up read that you'll either love or hate.
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