A NovelBook - 2012
"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.
From Library Staff
KateHillier Jan 27, 2014
I was on board for the first half and then got a bit bored for the other half. Gruesome and interesting, and I really like that we never find out what exactly Theres is but it just didn't engage me. Also am not quite sure how much I buy Teresa's transformation.
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Frightening or Intense Scenes: Very descriptive and disturbing scenes of violence.
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