Little Star

Little Star

A Novel

Book - 2012
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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.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781250012821
1250012821
9780312620516
0312620519
Characteristics: 533 p. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Delargy, Marlaine

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Dexter_Morgan
Jun 21, 2017

Very good, but the end was a bit much!

Cynthia_N Feb 13, 2017

Creepy and weird. I liked it! Fast read despite being over 500 pages.

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technocat
Feb 19, 2016

Awful book. Violent & sick.

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chandrav
Aug 10, 2015

I could not put this book down. Yes, it is dark and disturbing. It is also fascinating and had a lot of topics for discussion. Not for the faint of heart.

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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MyrtleLouise
Jul 10, 2013

Ick. I did find it interesting, though, how Omaha native Conor Oberst and his album "Bright Eyes" is mentioned more than once in this book.

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daeb
May 22, 2013

As always, JAL writes beautifully, and is completely original. His imagination is amazing, and he is a craftsman of the highest order. Do not start this book unless you have time to finish it. Incredible.

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pitkerro
Apr 26, 2013

The reviews liken the author to Stephen King. Don't enjoy him either. Not rating it as didn't finish it, which doesn't happen often. For horror fans only.

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NovelSally
Feb 25, 2013

Started off intriguing and ended up being more disturbing, pointless and disgusting.

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phuzz
Jan 24, 2013

I will blame the translator, I guess.... but this was not good!!!

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NovelSally
Feb 25, 2013

Sexual Content: Pedophilia

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NovelSally
Feb 25, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Very descriptive and disturbing scenes of violence.

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NovelSally
Feb 25, 2013

Violence: Extreme gore and descriptive violence

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