Thoughts about Let The Old Dreams Die !!!SPOILERS!!!

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Post by metoo » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:43 am

Toxiska wrote:To Nightrider, I find it amazing that Bokus would not send to the US.....
They state that they have had problems with the US customs, books bounce at the border.
Toxiska wrote:In the forward to the book, JAL says the movie implies that Oskar would become a new Håkan, but I have never felt that way. How could a 12 year old rent them a new apartment in another city, and so on, without luring someone older into the mix? I am glad he wrote the new story in any event. It is more in line with what I imagined what would have happened.
This is exactly what I felt! The novel ending contains several possibilities, most of which would end in O&E separating sooner rather that later. I couldn't settle on any of these, until LTODD gave me the one I wanted.
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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Post by Nightrider » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:41 pm

Toxiska wrote: To Nightrider, I find it amazing that Bokus would not send to the US..... what are you looking to order from them?
Yes, it's pretty inconceivable. I contacted Bokus and was told that their packages to US get returned(!)....I'm just attempting to complete my set of JAL's paperbacks from Ordfront.
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Post by Toxiska » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:21 pm

I love the cover art Ordfront uses for the paperbacks, although my copy of LDRKI has the movie poster on the front. I've been thinking about ordering the other version as well. I normally put in an order with Bokus every 2 - 3 months, so maybe we can work something out???? How many books are you missing from your collection?

I read Elda telefonkataloger during my lunchbreak yesterday, very awesome! I will never use a straw in a piece of fruit again.............

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Post by Nightrider » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:35 am

Toxiska wrote:I love the cover art Ordfront uses for the paperbacks, although my copy of LDRKI has the movie poster on the front. I've been thinking about ordering the other version as well. I normally put in an order with Bokus every 2 - 3 months, so maybe we can work something out???? How many books are you missing from your collection?
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The Ordfront covers are some of the most beautifully designed book art I've ever seen.
I'm still missing Hanteringen av odöda and Lilla stjärna . Unfortunately I don't read Swedish, but so what. These volumes are so unique that they will make great additions to my growing JAL book collection.
Hoping to get them soon.
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Post by Ash » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:35 am

Toxiska wrote:I love the cover art Ordfront uses for the paperbacks, although my copy of LDRKI has the movie poster on the front. I've been thinking about ordering the other version as well. I normally put in an order with Bokus every 2 - 3 months, so maybe we can work something out???? How many books are you missing from your collection?

I read Elda telefonkataloger during my lunchbreak yesterday, very awesome! I will never use a straw in a piece of fruit again.............
It's hard for me to see Sampe without thinking of (a big) Oskar in a lot of respects. Or myself when it came to playing games in the woods. Brains are too solid to suck through a straw, but I'll overlook that to keep the peace.

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Post by Toxiska » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:20 am

It was a poor comparison/metaphor/analogy........... I'll leave the writing to the writers ;) I also felt kind of dumb after reading 'Tjenen' and 'Garnet,' like I missed a few pages or something (and maybe a paragraphy or two in Tindalos, but I'm not a total idiot, I swear it, hehehehehe). I really enjoyed 'Ansiktsburk av Erik Pettersson' though, although I should have checked out the video on youtube while I was reading the story. I don't know how to block out spoilers, so I won't get to far into it.

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Got'em! Huge thanks to my friend in Stockholm! :D
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Post by Prodigy1985 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:28 am

I just got the english version of LTODD and flip directly to the story concerning eli and oskar.I must say i am very happy that they are both vampires in love and living there life together. The story of eli and oskar has fascinated me from the very beginning given that it is a truly magical and captivating. Wish they would make a sequel film about this story but since Lina and karin are all grown up i dont think i want to see another girl playing the role of eli or another guy for oskar. Very depressed it has to end.
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Post by Wolfchild » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:20 am

Prodigy1985 wrote:I just got the english version of LTODD and flip directly to the story concerning eli and oskar.I must say i am very happy that they are both vampires in love and living they life together. The story of eli and oskar has fascinated me from the very beginning given that it is a truly magical and captivating. Wish they would make a sequel film about this story but since Lina and whatever the dudes name is, are all grown up i dont think i want to see another girl playing the role of eli or another guy for oskar. Very depressed it has to end.
The story hasn't ended. We just can't follow it anymore. ;)
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Post by danielma » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:53 am

Nightrider wrote:Image

Got'em! Huge thanks to my friend in Stockholm! :D
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