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  1. says:

    45★s“ spent some time staring at myself in the mirror After all there was an alternative way to explain everything that was happening to me and I searched for something in my eyes a sign that I was losing my mind But what does such a sign look like and can it even be spotted by a person who is losing the plot?”I Always Find You is the second book in the Locations trilogy by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindvist It is flawlessly translated from the original Swedish by Marlaine Delargy As a young man John moves out of his mother’s place to a cramped hovel in the courtyard at Luntmakargatan 14 in Stockholm intending to earn a living as a magician It’s a block built against the Brunkeberg tunnel and his accommodation has no bathroom so he has to use the shower room attached to the block’s laundry But there is something strange going on in the block of apartments he’s getting bizarre phone calls asking for a Sigge; his record player skips strangely; the residents seem secretive; and the shower room is oddly both repulsive and attracting at the same time Walking through the tunnel adjacent to the shower room also produces an unsettling feeling The crack in the shower room ceiling begins to ooze a black substance that instantly reminds John of an incident in his past and things start to get really weirdIs this a semi autobiographical story? Or is it a novel about a writer who happens to have the same name as the author and happens to have aspired to be a magician as a young man and writes a narrative about a twelve year old boy’s encounter with an abused child in a forest? It doesn’t really matter because either way it’s an engrossing taleLindvist definitely captures the mid eighties well embedding certain songs and artists into the story as well as referring to political events and fashions and social trends Lindvist has been described as Sweden’s answer to Stephen King and that descriptor is certainly apt although he might be a little bleaker than King to begin with There’s a bit of violence and sex and expletives are freely used but are appropriate to the context Like King Lindvist manages a near perfect blend of moving and macabre Fans of horror will appreciate this excellent Swedish contribution to the genre


  2. says:

    Touted as Sweden's answer to Stephen King I was eager to get my hands on a copy of this I have always been a fan of the horror genre and have been trying to read from this array of pieces to choose from While I did enjoy this I found it than a little odd which is no bad thing for a horror novel I would catergorise it as avant'garde horror as it really is out thereOdd? Creepy? Very strange? Yes please It sounds right up my reading street The writing was sparse and flowed well and there were many different themes explored yet still not a lot of action happening This is one of those novels that is essentially plotless We have all read one of those books before where everything comes together and it's labelled as a contempory masterpiece but in my opinion this was lacking something special to make it work The book does emanate authennticity and also creates a classic foreboding atmosphere that stays for the duration of the story This is not what we would class as classic horror it's a thought provoking disturbing read RecommendedMany thanks to riverrun for an ARC I was not reuired to post a review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own


  3. says:

    whatthehell was this


  4. says:

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewVisceral ambiguous and creepy I liked itI really like this author His writing reminds me of a hybrid of Stephen King eerie gory wildly inventive and David Mitchell Haruki Murakami weird inconclusive otherworldly It's a good combinationThis one is supposedly 'semi autobiographical' in that the main character is the author himself aged 19 or something like that He's a down on his luck magician who moves into a pokey little flat only to find that it's a weirder place than he first imagined For starters there's the feeling of pressure that pervades the place Then there's the strange shower room downstairs; and let's not even get started about the stuff that oozes out of the cracks in thereThis is broken up with flashbacks storytellings of John's past when he found a boy in the woods and looked after him Except this wasn't any normal boy; this kid could hardly speak and when he did mainly conversed in swearing had broken deformed fingers and black stuff seeping from his nose The two tales as you might imagine connect though not on this plane of existence Yep it's pretty weird stuff but that's just the way I like it In terms of what works really well in this book for me one of the outstanding aspects is the mood of it There's this pervasive atmosphere of bleakness which from having read two of the author's previous books seems to be his signature style I really like it it works wonderfully for this sort of subject matterI personally love the ambiguity of it too I always appreciate an author who doesn't have to deliver all the answers to the reader; sometimes it's fun to leave it open ended and let us do the work instead Make no mistakes this is uite a gory read especially towards the end I don't like gratuitous violence but in this instance I felt it was necessary to get the weirdness of the story across It's a creepy unsettling read and I really really enjoyed it Next one please


  5. says:

    Five star beginning and three star ending Will review soonHa Ha It is the 25th May 2020 nearly a year and a half later and I never did write this review So after such a long time my memory of this book is that it is cold strange and vaguely unsettling as the author appears in the story as himself and it is a horror novel after all I will definitely be rereading this with the first book and maybe just maybe I will have coherent thoughts on it next time


  6. says:

    Some years back I had enjoyed with some reservations Lindvist's first and best novel Let the Right One In It was that which led me to try his latest book to be published in English in a translation by Marlaine Delargy I Always Find You the second instalment in the Places trilogy Unfortunately it left me with a sour taste a reminder that in your face horror is alas not for me Which of course does not mean that there's not much for others to enjoy in this book Lindvist has often been compared to Stephen King and one can see certain parallels with the American master of horror Lindvist is as much concerned with the realistsocial aspects of his story as with the supernatural ones In this case the protagonist narrator is a fictionalised version of the author himself who is recalling events which occurred in 1985 as well as a disturbing incident from some years before that In the mid 80s the narratorauthor was just 19 years old and starting out as a young showmanmagician He moves into a small and decrepit flat in a run down apartment complex in Stockholm and the 'horrors' he has to face are the very real daily challenges faced as a teenager coming to terms with adult life A novel does not need to go far back to count as convincing historical fiction and in this case judiciously placed cultural and historical references Depeche Mode skinheads the assassination of Olof Palme take us very effectively back to 80s Stockholm One also gets the impression that mixed with the distaste for the sordidness which city life could bring there's also a vague sense of nostalgiaThe supernatural elements start literally with drainage problems The apartment condomini share a communal laundry and bathroom and out of the blue an out of order sign appears on the bathroom door Soon after cataclysmic and ominous signs manifest themselves birds fall out of the sky John suffers from a constant claustrophobic feeling and the neighbours start behaving strangely And the bathroom seems to beckonWhat follows is hard to describe without giving away much of the plot And so I will leave any intrigued readers to discover for themselves the strangeness which lurks in the cover's bathtub Suffice it to say that it is both splendid and bizarre and evidence of the author's wild flights of the imagination However it also leads to some bloody and at least to me repulsive scenes and it is here that the book started to lose me Lindvist manages to give even the outlandish aspects of his book a social and political underpinning It is an interesting approach even it sometimes gives rise to rather preachy monologues Overall a mixed bag which gives a horror twist to the autofiction genre


  7. says:

    Mostly listened to audiobook even though I own it in hardcover Thankfully this time narrated by Ajvide himself I actually really like listening to his book even though I'm not a fan of audiobooks in general Solid continuation to the trilogy Though it only gives a teeny tiny bit answers to the uestions from last book and leaves you with uestions We still know little to nothing about the field and the creatures from it The writing is still as good as ever Ajvide has a way with decribing certain macabre and straight up fucked shit that makes you just stop and go Wait did that just happen? It's amazing This book is a preuel to Himmelstrand I am Behind You and it's written as a magical biography by the author himself and describes a few months in his 19 20th years when he moved to a small house at Luntmakargatan which so happens to be wall to wall with Brunkebergstunneln something that played a small but important role in the first book and even bigger one now Strange and dark things are happening that John at first tries to escape but is eventually dragged into I hope the last book will at least give something to understand what is going on I doubt it though


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    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek Always Find You is a slow burning read that is told from the first person perspective The first person narration gives a personal account of the story as an older Lindvist recounts the events that transpired during a six month period over thirty years ago in 1985In September 1985 nineteen year old John Lindvist moves from Ibsengatan in Blackeberg to a run down apartment block in Luntmakargatan in Stockholm Sweden with dreams of earning a living as a magicianThe block that John lives in is dilapidated and in disrepair with one wall backing onto the Brunkeberg tunnel There are a courtyard and a separate laundry building that features a bath and shower room for the residents to use as some apartments like John’s don’t have those amenitiesThere are reclusive and secretive neighbours and strange occurrences taking place in the apartment block John is plagued by anonymous late night phone calls that keep asking him for the mysterious Sigge John also feels a building pressure in his head an unsettling force from the apartment block that pulls him towards the shower room The force also flows over into adjoining Brunkeberg tunnel whenever he walks through it and he can sense the same strangeness inside the tunnel as in the apartment blockOn investigating the shower room John sees black slime seeping in through a crack in the ceiling and inhabiting the bathtub Disgusted by what he sees John refuses to use the shower room but the black substance jogs his memory and reminds him of something similar that he saw in his childhood and locked awayJohn starts to write a story about the event from his past to come to terms with and try and make sense of it John was a twelve year old child and he met an abused younger child near his home in the forest of Blackeberg It’s an eerie tale and he calls it ‘The Other Place‘John tries to escape the pull of the slime but finds his personality changing and becoming darker After initially being repulsed by the slime he finds himself drawn back towards it the pull stronger and he is unable to fight its call Many of the other residents have already succumbed to the slime and what it can offer them and so John joins them and their groupThe slime is a portaldoorway and all it costs to enter is some blood The slime transports John and the others to a place that is depicted as a field that allows them to be whoever they want reveals their innermost desires shows their true selves and fills the various holes that are present in their everyday livesThe field however is an addiction that bleeds over into reality John and the others try to replicate the contentment and euphoria that they feel when they are there in the real world but can’t They spend longer and longer in the field at the cost of and blood and at the cost of their sanity as the field consumes their everyday thoughts and livesI like answers and explanations in my books and neither are forthcoming in I Always Find You with many uestions regarding the slime and its origin being left unanswered Of course answers and explanations aren’t always necessary you can come to your own conclusion use your imagination and there’s nothing wrong with a sense of mystery either But at times they can be beneficial to a story and for me this was one of those times where answers and explanations by the author over certain things would have been appreciated and would have added extra depth to the storyDisappointingly I didn’t find I Always Find You scary at all It is a solid read that is both atmospheric and dark I’ll admit that but for me it lacked in tension and apart from a couple of disturbingly macabre scenes there was nothing included that made me feel really uncomfortableI did find the mid eighties setting the politics the music and the attitudes of the time to be well realised by Lindvist I enjoyed The Other Place the macabre tale that John writes as part of the overall story As a writer Lindvist is able to evoke a strong sense of being alone the feeling of loneliness and the lack of community that draws the group together and makes the field and what it offers so appealing to them all But ultimately I failed to be gripped by I Always Find You


  9. says:

    ‘Lindvist manages a near perfect blend of moving and macabre’ BookMooch ‘A tale of a strange evil force’ Age ‘A bizarre read seriously inventive and wildly different’ Weekend West


  10. says:

    WARNINGS Child neglect police brutality towards children antisemitism skinhead assaulting a black man suicide assassinationThere may be but these are just the ones I remember right now


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P som mynnar ut i mordet på Olof PalmeRörelsen den andra platsen är en preuel till John Ajvide Lindvists förra roman Himmelstrand Det är en berättelse om vår strävan efter sanning och samhörighet och priset vi är villiga att betala om Stockholm i mitten av 80 talet trolleri och socialdemokrati Den är den andra delen i trilogin »Platserna« som kommer att avslutas med X den sista platsen Mostly listened to audiobook even though I own it in hardcover Thankfully this time narrated by Ajvide himself I actually really like listening to his book even though I'm not a fan of audiobooks in general Solid continuation to the trilogy Though it only gives a teeny tiny bit answers to the uestions from last book and leaves you with uestions We still know little to nothing about the field and the creatures from it The writing is still as good as ever Ajvide has a way with decribing certain macabre and straight up fucked shit that makes you just stop and go Wait did that just happen? It's amazing This book is a preuel to Himmelstrand I am Behind You and it's written as a magical biography by the author himself and describes a few months in his 19 20th years when he moved to a small house at Luntmakargatan which so happens to be wall to wall with Brunkebergstunneln something that played a small but important role in the first book and even bigger one now Strange and dark things are happening that John at first tries to escape but is eventually dragged into I hope the last book will at least give something to understand what is going on I doubt it though How Not to F*** Them Up you with uestions We still know little to nothing about the field and the creatures from it The writing is still as good as ever Ajvide has a way with decribing certain macabre and straight up fucked shit that makes Darkland you just stop and go Wait did that just happen? It's amazing This book is a preuel to Himmelstrand I am Behind You and it's written as a magical biography by the author himself and describes a few months in his 19 20th Spirit Babies: How to Communicate with the Child You're Meant to Have years when he moved to a small house at Luntmakargatan which so happens to be wall to wall with Brunkebergstunneln something that played a small but important role in the first book and even bigger one now Strange and dark things are happening that John at first tries to escape but is eventually dragged into I hope the last book will at least give something to understand what is going on I doubt it though

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I SEPTEMBER 1985 flyttar John Lindvist in i ett trångt och mörkt gårdshus på Luntmakargatan i Stockholm vägg i vägg med Brunkebergstunneln Han vill skapa sig en karriär som restaurangtrollkarl Några veckor senare blir han tagen för stöld på Åhléns och tillbringar en natt i häkte Under natten inträffar en rörelse av svårtolkad karaktär och när han återvänder till sitt hus dagen Touted as Sweden's answer to Stephen King I was eager to get my hands on a copy of this I have always been a fan of the horror genre and have been trying to read from this array of pieces to choose from While I did enjoy this I found it than a little odd which is no bad thing for a horror novel I would catergorise it as avant'garde horror as it really is out thereOdd? Creepy? Very strange? Yes please It sounds right up my reading street The writing was sparse and flowed well and there were many different themes explored yet still not a lot of action happening This is one of those novels that is essentially plotless We have all read one of those books before where everything comes together and it's labelled as a contempory masterpiece but in my opinion this was lacking something special to make it work The book does emanate authennticity and also creates a classic foreboding atmosphere that stays for the duration of the story This is not what we would class as classic horror it's a thought provoking disturbing read RecommendedMany thanks to riverrun for an ARC I was not reuired to post a review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own Plague Harvest yet still not a lot of action happening This is one of those novels that is essentially plotless We have all read one of those books before where everything comes together and it's labelled as a contempory masterpiece but in my opinion this was lacking something special to make it work The book does emanate authennticity and also creates a classic foreboding atmosphere that stays for the duration of the story This is not what we would class as classic horror it's a thought provoking disturbing read RecommendedMany thanks to riverrun for an ARC I was not reuired to post a review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own

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Efter har något hänt Fåglar faller från himlen och hans grannar beter sig underligtSnart upptäcker han att det finns något i det låsta duschrummet längst inne i tvättstugan något som kan låta oss färdas till den andra platsen och besanna våra drömmar Det kostar bara lite lite blod När John så småningom börjar delta i verksamheten dras han ner i en ström av magi våld och gemenska Five star beginning and three star ending Will review soonHa Ha It is the 25th May 2020 nearly a year and a half later and I never did write this review So after such a long time my memory of this book is that it is cold strange and vaguely unsettling as the author appears in the story as himself and it is a horror novel after all I will definitely be rereading this with the first book and maybe just maybe I will have coherent thoughts on it next time