Abraham "Bram" Stoker (November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.

John Ajvide Lindqvist: Let the Right One In

John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In, Vampire novels, Vampire books, Vampire Narrative, Gothic fiction, Gothic novels, Dark fiction, Dark novels, Horror fiction, Horror novels

Oskar, a bullied 12-year-old schoolboy living in a Stockholm suburb, notices that his next-door neighbor, Eli, has some peculiar traits: Eli doesn't go to school, only comes out at night and smells like death warmed over. Eventually, Eli reveals she's a vampire, stuck permanently in childhood, who survives by feeding off the neighborhood lowlifes. One victim had bullied Oskar... What should Oskar do, especially when Eli is his friend as much as anyone else?

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