Little Star

Little Star 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 wh

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 onA 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.

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Little Star

  1. John Ajvide Lindqvist John Erik Ajvide Lindqvist is a Swedish author who grew up in Blackeberg, the setting for Let the Right One In Wanting to become something awful and fantastic, he first became a conjurer, and then was a stand up comedian for twelve years He has also written for Swedish television.His Let the Right One In was a bestseller in Sweden and was named Best Novel in Translation 2005 in Norway He also is the author of Handling the Undead and Harborcmillan author johnaj

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  1. I came to Little Star after John Ajvide Lindqvist s debut novel Let the Right One In turned into the scariest book I d read since Helter Skelter, unsettling than Stephen King at his best I was reminded of David Lynch throughout Lindqvist is not writing books for everybody They re dark and disturbing, but at times also beautiful and tender I believe you need both as a storyteller, otherwise you re taking aim at lukewarm junk, otherwise known as the Young Adult genre.In the autumn of 1992, middl [...]

  2. John Ajvide Lindqvist hit the ground running with the excellent Let The Right One In, which resurrected the tired vampire trope into a new, darker being, showing the paranormal romancers how it should be done He somehow managed to maintain the pace with the difficult second and third novels, Handling The Undead and Harbour and now along comes Little Star and what do you know, he s only gone and done it again.The plot of Little Star is at once both beautifully simple and incredibly complex The st [...]

  3. Little Star started strong but petered out for me I guess it s because, rather than following a linear narrative the whole way through, Lindqvist divides the story into two separate sections each about the life of a different little girl Theres, who s born a psychopath, and Teresa, who becomes one before bringing them together for a terrible, blood soaked finale Unfortunately, while I found Theres s story deeply unsettling and morbidly fascinating, Teresa s story mostly fell flat for me.It s har [...]

  4. So SO This book I think this is the goriest, most violent, brutal, graphic book I ve ever read And it was inspired by ABBA so that s fun Little Star is the horrifying story of an abandoned baby who is found to have a powerful and sinister talent as she grows up her talent for singing increases and her influence grows to an alarming rate among her fans Much violence and murder ensuesThis is a unique book, but it s not without its flaws At 630 pages it could stand to be edited down, especially as [...]

  5. I am going to keep this short and sweet I am honestly baffled how this made the top 20 list of scariest books out there I was torn between boredom for a good 1 3 of this book and then just straight up baffled by the time I got to the end This story starts out with a man who finds a baby that is left for dead in a hole in plastic in the woods did you follow that whole thing Now don t think that you are going to find out why the baby was put there Or even the backstory to the baby Instead the book [...]

  6. From a relatively promising, almost incendiary start to a story, this book practically flat lines as soon as the tale of The Other Girl is introduced to the extent of very nearly breaking into the realm of utter tedium It is only through a degree of force of will that I have even delved as deeply into the tale as I have.It is with such a stench of tedium so endemic throughout that the book that the effect is to be almost offensively inactive to the degree that even when someone is being bloodily [...]

  7. For some reason this book left me cold cold in a, really, type of a way I didn t find it as good as Handling the Undead or Let Me In While the book starts off very well, it seems to descend into a maelstrom of violence intended to shock Maybe it s because I live in America where there is too much violence among children that this book feels so facile in it s look and development of a duo that take up violence Maybe it s because to me, violence doesn t necessary equal fear when reading The charac [...]

  8. John Lindqvist has become one of my favorite writers whose books I eagerly look forward to When I have his book in my hand, I know I m going to be setting aside as much time as possible to race through through the story because his books are hard to put down I enjoy his literary style and his character development is outstanding His books have unique plots with none of the cliches found in a lot of other books.Little Star is somewhat hard to describe because it s about so many things It has a da [...]

  9. I usually review books in the same language I read them in, but I ll make an expection here This book sat on my shelf for than a year I bought it immediately upon publication, but after having read a review that totally slaughtered it, I was sceptical I make a point of staying clear of bad books Yes, this is a bad book, it is a terrible book and I LOVED it The writing is fluid, words ran like water through my fingers The story is captivating and catapulted me back into my teenage years There wa [...]

  10. Little Star or How Listening to ABBA Leads to Massacres.No, but seriously this is a downright creepy book, with lots of beautifully interwoven themes on adolescence, bullying, the modern preoccupation with fame for its own sake, consumer culture, the repression of the primal and poisonous adults Like several reviewers I was kind of miffed at the lack of explanation at times, but if you re reading about mad people doing mad things, there isn t necessarily an answer to the question why Y know, bec [...]

  11. Whaaaaaaaaat the Hands down, this book wins the Most Disturbing Book I ve Ever Read award There are some welcome similarities with Let the Right One In loneliness and alienation of one who doesn t fit in, joy in the miraculous discovery that someone can understand and accept you, a sense of justice arising from bloodthirsty vengeance on the bullies of the world Unlike Let The Right One In, though, this sense of justice is misplaced, and does not feel right The supernatural is also ambiguous on [...]

  12. Thank goodness that s over I was really enjoying the first third of the book The middle just went down hill for me It was just too tedious I had no interest in the chapters about Idol or Max I feel like the book could have easily been 200 pages shorter I do not understand how the media could consider him to be Sweden s Stephen King I have read three novels by this author and he can t compare to SK.

  13. How to describe such a horrible book Perhaps something like, Teenage Scandinavian Thelma Louise Gone Totally Over The Top I should have known from the opening chapters of the novel that this was going to be not only bizarre, but meaningless I m amazed that the Washington Post could tag the author as Sweden s Stephen King No Lindqvist novels for me Save your money invest in something with some substance.

  14. What a strange and unexpected book Little Star is I found it shelved under Horror in my local library, yet it s unlike any horror novel I ve ever read It s also about teenage girls, but it s not YA It s about murder, but it s not Crime In fact, Star s genre defying narrative is part of what makes it so wonderful.Wonderful might seem a strange word to describe a book as openly macabre as Star, yet it is wonderful John Ajvide Lindqvist imbues death with humour and finds unexpected light within pit [...]

  15. Having become a genuine fan of Lindqvist s work, it brings me no pleasure to say that Little Star comes as a great disappointment The story revolves around a young girl we come to know as Theres, whom at the beginning of the tale is a baby found left for dead in a plastic bag Theres is discovered by an ex pop singer called Lennart, who takes it on himself to raise the child in total isolation from what he perceives to be the corrupting influences of the outside world Theres is a very strange chi [...]

  16. I just finished Little Star and I am not at all sure how to describe the book Because of the genre contemporary horror , I understand the comparisons to Stephen King, but John Ajvide Lindqvist has a different writing style One of the main characters and part of her storyline thread reminded me of Lisbeth Salander Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Who knew there was a Swedish Idol I know I m not making sense, but I do not know how to talk about this book without spoilers It is well written and interest [...]

  17. I won this book through the GoodReads first reads program Let the Right One In proved thatJohn Ajvide Lidqvist is a force to be reckoned with He weaves his plots deftly, intertwining characters in a complex dance of destruction that s shocking to behold He is the master of suspense, creating a slow dread that refuses to reach a full climax until the very end of the tale That isn t to say nothing comes before that final cataclysm for there is plenty His violence and gore are shocking, and the per [...]

  18. una piccola psicosiTheres stata trovata in una buca nel bosco cresciuta in un seminterratoe non ha alcun sentimentole piace aprire le cose e un giorno si mette ad aprire le personeTheres ha un talento naturale per il cantoe un giorno va a uno di quei programmi per artisti emergenti,l viene notata da Teresa e poi da un mucchio di altre ragazzineche, come molte adolescenti, hanno un sacco di problemi di integrazionepoi c chi cerca di approfittare dell ingenuit di Theresma quello che pare ingenuit [...]

  19. I d actually give this 3.5 stars, if I could The writing was great and the characters were well fleshed out, as is always the case with Lindqvist The problem was that the book started out so delightfully creepily, with such a strange and unsettling premise, and then kind of floundered into ultraviolence It s worth a read, but it could have been so so so much better.

  20. Last year I decided I needed to man up woman up and get over my wussiness regarding horror One of the books I read in that pursuit was John Ajvide Lindqvist s novel Harbor To my utter surprise I loved it Yes, it was scary, yes it was utterly, dreadfully creepy, but I loved it to pieces At the time, Little Star had already been released in the UK I had read the US edition and from some of the reviews I d already read and some conversations on Twitter, I knew that at some point I really wanted to [...]

  21. If you ve read and liked Let the Right One In then you will, without a doubt, like this novel too The themes in many ways are similar In that story there was a child vampire and a very odd young acolyte, in this a disturbingly autistic musical prodigy and her odd young acolyte Little Star is creepy and unnerving There s nothing supernatural in it, other than perhaps showing the power of suggestion on susceptible minds, but for all that, Lindquvist s main characters are very unnatural When I firs [...]

  22. Alla m nniskor heter egentligen n got annat.Sex r efter sin makal sa debut sl r John Ajvide Lindqvist roman Lilla Stj rna ned som n got ganska annorlunda, f r h r finns ingenting som kan kallas vampyrer, ingen andev rld, ingenting som egentligen r verhuvudtaget vad vanliga d dliga skulle referera till som vernaturligt I denna enkla realism lyckas Ajvide Lindqvist nd karva ut vad som kan vara det mest obehagliga jag l st av honom, varenda g ng som hammaren spr cker ett skallben s vill jag bara bi [...]

  23. From the international bestselling author of the chilling and horrific Let the Right One, Handling the Undead and Harbor comes a new novel that appears innocent and charming at first, but eventually leads the reader down a long dark path, covered in blood and filled with bodies Little Star will lull you into enjoyment and then terrify you all the way to the end.Lennart finds an abandoned baby in the woods, left for dead He brings it home, feeds and looks after it, much to the reluctance of his w [...]

  24. Holy Cow What the heck did I just read I don t really know what to say Was this science fiction Or paranormal Or a psychological thriller I I feel so confused I m pretty sure Theres was either autistic or a demon.The violence and morbidity was cool but I didn t really internalize the essence of the story So all those problematic and insecure girls became a dangerous cult of murderers That s it Ugh I am frustrated with the ending because I thought there would be to the story than what I read Oh [...]

  25. When a girl with a terrible secret and her non biological brother enter a singing contest in Sweden, they meet another girl and their friendship threatens to expose the truth of something sinister This novel was detailed, exciting and incredible, really a story worth reading.

  26. this is a DNF it wasn t great and i did not care for the characters at all I was put off a lot by it Maybe later on i might try to pick it up again but i am not feeling it right now.

  27. I seem to have lost our copy of Let the Right One In but sat on my shelf was Little Star, and given that I ve been reading a couple of Scandinoir novels I thought I d give this one a go I wasn t sure what to expect, especially given there were comparisons to Stephen King who I ve never read and I ve never been sure I wanted to read I m also not a horror fan films or books so I went into this book with a degree of trepidation.When there was the addition of wolves I was concerned we were heading d [...]

  28. I actually finished this some days ago, but didn t mark it as read, because it took me a while to figure out what to say about it And I did want to say something.I liked Lindqist s first novel, Let The Right One In a lot, but thought it was little heavy on gory details Too bad then that Lindqvist seems to have looked at that book and said to himself Not bad, needs gore And so was his latest, Lilla St rjna, or Little Star, born A book that I very nearly didn t finish, because on page 44 of almos [...]

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