John Ajvide Lindqvist

2012 - Top Books

Anybody who knows me will be aware that I'm mathematically challenged. Besides, I hate giving numbers of stars as reviews and Top 5's or 10's or whatever numbers give me heartburn, so instead, I wanted to just re-mention some of the books that made my reading 2012. I was rather pleased to have hit the 120 that I set myself as a goal on Goodreads (in fact if I was up to date with reviews) I reckon that number will end up much closer to 140, which is not a bad effort given that it was a hellishly busy year all round. But enough waffle.

LITTLE STAR - John Ajvide Lindqvist

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Little Star
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Author's Home Country: 
Sweden
ISBN: 
9781921758577
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Category: 
Fiction
Location: 
Sweden
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2011

Currently Reading - Little Star, John Ajvide Lindqvist

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The "Favourite Author" category brings me straight to Little Star by John Ajvide Lindqvist.  Perfect stinking hot summer's day reading!

From the Blurb:

When embittered ex-pop-star Lennart Cederström finds a baby left for dead in a plastic bag, he is uncertain what to do - until he hears her cry.  It is a clear, haunting, perfectly pitched note, and Lennart decides she will be his project.  A child raised in isolation:  the vehicle for a pure, uncorrupted music.

HARBOUR - John Ajvide Lindqvist

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Harbour
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Author's Home Country: 
Sweden
ISBN: 
9781921656675
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Category: 
Thriller
Paranormal
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2010

Currently Reading - Harbour, John Ajvide Lindqvist

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Still playing catchup - still lurgied alas.  But the upside of time spent holed up with illness is if you're still able to read.  And I have got some reading done in December and thus far in January I can tell you.

And this is a real bonus - a review book, from the "L" pile and one of my all time favourite authors.

From the Blurb:

Anders lost his six-year-old daughter on the island of Damarö.  He turned his back and she was gone:  vanished from the winter ice, as if by magic.

Top Ten(s) of 2010

Having just posted my top 10 (with wiggle room) on 4MA - I thought I'd repeat it here.  Mind you, it's a thankless task having to pick an arbitrary number out of all the great books I've been lucky enough to read this year....

Let the Right One In

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Obsession Warning - yes she's banging on about Let the Right One In again (his second book is out here this month - I didn't see it in the bookshop I was wandering around yesterday - otherwise I'd have been too busy to even read The Age let alone write this post :) )

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN - John Ajvide Lindqvist

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Let the Right One In
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Author's Home Country: 
Sweden
ISBN: 
9781921145711
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Category: 
Thriller
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2007
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