Saturday, January 10, 2015
VAMPIRE FICTION REVISITED
I recently read the book LET THE RIGHT ONE In by John Ajvide Lindovist, now released as the movie LET ME IN.
It is a good read and a fair movie; but in order to appreciate the movie it is best to have read the book first.
Unlike the normal vampire story Lindovist presents a young girl vampire that is of undetermined age but is physically twelve years old for eternity; and a relationship she forms with a young boy living in her apartment building, who is the target of school bullies.
This is a fascinating premise. A twelve year old cannot control wealth or own property; she is restricted by all the laws and norms a society places on children; and yet she must survive in an adult world.
A provocative book and movie. If you like this genre….