Itsy Bitsy

For discussion of John Ajvide Lindqvist's short story collection Pappersväggar
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Re: Itsy Bitsy

Post by Wolfchild » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:27 pm

I just went and downloaded the Kindle version of Itsy Bitsy to my iPhone - for free!

Pretty cool.
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Re: Itsy Bitsy

Post by EEA » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:28 pm

Cool! I just downloaded too on my kindle. Thanks for the info!

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Re: Itsy Bitsy

Post by Doosty » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:54 am

Thanks guys.

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Re: Itsy Bitsy

Post by johnajvide » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:11 am

Actually I quite like the english title, it might even be the first instance where I prefer a foreign title to the original.
And, yep, the swedish title is a quote from Ronja Rövardotter.
With that said I am a bit surprised that they choose this particular story från "Pappersväggar", since I think is the ... least good one. (Can you say that?). But it´s quite simple and effective, so maybe that´s the reason. It almost wrote itself in two or three days, as I remember. It was written before I even had a publisher for Let the right one in.

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Re: Itsy Bitsy

Post by abner_mohl » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:02 pm

thanks woofy for the news, and i can't wait to read it.

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Re: Itsy Bitsy

Post by metoo » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:43 pm

The song Frank was singing (disregard the intro added by the guy who uploaded to YouTube):
But from the beginning Eli was just Eli. Nothing. Anything. And he is still a mystery to me. John Ajvide Lindqvist

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Re: Itsy Bitsy

Post by Nightrider » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:49 pm

Story starts out really nice, but runs out of steam in the second half. Too bad JAL wasn't sure what to do with the story's conclusion. Needed a good punchline.
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Post by a_contemplative_life » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:38 pm

I liked it. I thought for awhile that maybe the couple he was trying to photograph had died and he was seeing their ghosts, but as it turned out the story took a much darker turn.

JAL seems to be fascinated by water. Some of what he wrote reminded me of Harbour.
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Re: Itsy Bitsy

Post by EEA » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:31 am

I thought the story it was ok. I am still thinking about how it ended.

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Re: Itsy Bitsy

Post by DMt. » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:44 am

I'm still thinking about how your story ended! :think:

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