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    let the right one in

    姐很久沒看書了,從愛閲讀到看封面就會打呵欠的我,已經很久很久沒有享受閲讀的樂趣,更別説英文書,連碰也不想碰。
    I’m not very into reading, although I’d been into it long time ago. I seldom read Chinese books nowadays, let alone English novels.

    然而這一本《Let The Right One In》卻是我第一本看完的英文版翻譯小説。
    However, this novel – “Let the Right One In” has really attracted my eyes. It was my first English novel that I loved so much. Oopss… it’s not an English novel, but an English translated novel. =)

    作者John Ajvide Lindqvist是瑞典人,原文是瑞典語。這一本小説在2008年被拍成電影,有興趣的話可以去看看。
    The Author, John Ajvide Lindqvist is a Swedish and this Swedish novel has been made into film in year 2008.

     


    ▋ 故事大綱 ▋

    作者 : John Ajvide Lindqvist
    原文 : Swedish 瑞典語

     

    這是一本述説吸血鬼的故事。
    It was a story about a vampire.

    故事的開始,是一個12-13嵗的男生,Oskar,因爲長期被欺壓而幻想自己是一個殺人魔。他手拿一把刀跑到附近的森林公園對著一棵樹猛砍,幻想著被砍的是每次欺負他的同班同學Jonny。
    The story began with a twelve or thirteen-year-old teenager, Oskar, who went to a jungle gym nearby his house, having a knife in his grip and cut the tree in front of him as if  it was Jonny, his classmate who had always bullied him at school.

    然而怪事卻發生了。隔天早上的報紙報道他家附近的森林有一個男孩被殺害,死狀是被割喉後倒吊,然而案發現場竟然只有少許的血液。而最詭異的事是,殺人事件的發生,竟然和他在森林裏沉浸于自己的殺人幻想中不謀而合!
    However, weird thing had happened. A news had  been reported in the tomorrow newspaper stated a child had been killed in a jungle in the nearby region of Oskar’s place. The cause of the child’s death was losing too much blood. His throat had been cut off and hang over on a tree. However, they could only find a few drops of blood at the crime spot. The most mysterious thing was this crime happened exactly the same time when Oskar was out to the jungle gym and immersing in his own killing imagination.

    這件詭異的事,開始把所有不認識或有幾面之緣的人給牽扯在一起。
    The beginning of the incident had gradually brought the people who might not known each other together.

    後來Oskar遇見了住在隔壁,一個非常漂亮宛如古時代洋娃娃般的女孩——Eli。她雖然臉色蒼白,仿佛營養不良,又帶著詭異奇怪,但卻阻止不了他們間情愫漸生。然而這一切全都印入Eli自稱的父親Hakan眼裏。他們之間的親密頓時成了Hakan妒嫉Oskar的主因。
    Later, Oskar had met a girl who lived beside his house, a very beautiful girl just like a barbie doll. Her name was Eli. She was pale always as if having not enough nutrition and acting weird somehow in this modern century. However,  it couldn’t stop the love growing between them and it eventually brought the jealousy to her self-claimed father, Hakan.

    後來,一些死亡的發生、吸血鬼的出現、Eli的秘密、被吸血鬼傳染后的一個女人——Virgina等等,都帶動著整個故事的精彩和緊張情節。
    Afterward, some deaths happened, the exposure of vampire, the secret of Eli, Virgina who had been infected by the vampire, etc had brought the excitement and compaction to the story.

     


    ▋ 讀後感 ▋

    對我來說,這本小説比Twilight好看很多倍。或許我真的不喜歡典型的愛情故事吧,用了半年的時間,我仍舊看不完Twilight,看到一半後最終放棄,把書丟給了我的朋友。
    This story to me is much better than the “Twilight”. Perhaps I am not fancy of the typical love story as Twilight. I have used almost half year to read it but eventually given to my friend.

    這一本小說有519頁,字體小而密密麻麻,我竟然在一個星期之内把它看完。看完後,我竟然覺得不可思議!一個星期啊,竟然可以讀完厚厚的一本英文小說。
    However, this book “Let the Right One In” has attracted me albeit it has 519 pages to read. You won’t believe that I have only used less than 1 week to finish reading the whole book! It was really amazing.

    從Oskar問Eli一句:“你是吸血鬼嗎?”,到他知道真相後的恐懼和掙扎,以及Eli的解釋和苦苦哀求他不要害怕她,一切的描述是多麼地扣人心弦。
    From the first question Oskar asked Eli, “Are you a vampire?” after he found out some traces of her secret, until he had the truth from her, she begged for him so hard for not to be afraid of her, every single description was so attractive and compact for me to continue to read.

    而Lacke和Virgina那種不是情人卻擁有情人關係的一對,從他不願意被婚姻束縛到願意爲了她而安定下來,卻發現一切都太遲太遲了。
    Moreover, it continued with the story about Lacke and Virgina who weren’t an official lovers but having sex together, from the beginning he didn’t want to be held in marriage bondage, until he was willing to give up everything just wanted to be with her. However, everything was too late since she had been infected and chose the worst way to die.

    對於Hakan的描寫,一個有戀童癖的男人,如何爲了Eli付出一切的深情以及他死後復生的恐怖情景,一切一切都那麽地帶動人心。
    Not to forget Hakan – the guy who had pedophilia and how he had given up everything he had to Eli, and the horrible incident happened after he revived from death. Everything was so deeply exciting.

    除此之外,書中還描寫Tommy如何看待後父的事情,無法接受媽媽即將嫁給一個警察而搞破壞抗議,到後來被牽進吸血鬼的事情裏。當然還有Eli的秘密,還有她不由自主的苦衷,爲了生存而無法不違背自己的道德意識。
    Other than that, the description about Tommy’s feeling on his future step-father and everything that he did represented his silence objection of the marriage between his mom and his future step-father. Story later continued until Tommy had been involved into the vampire incident. Of course there are more descriptions about Eli’s secret,  how she had to live involuntarily and had to do something which is different from her will.

    怎麽說,其實她也蠻可憐的。
    Anyway, she was quite pity in certain aspects.

    我沒有寫過書評,當然也不會寫。這本書,我想說的是,有著吸血鬼的故事,也有著和世間上平凡卻縂是煩惱著凡人的描寫。
    I’ve never written any comments for books, of course I don’t even know how to. Yet, I would like to say that, this story about vampire has something related to the real world right now, describing the most common troubles that the people in the world always facing.

    這一本書也被拍成電影哦!但是我仍舊覺得書比較好看,或許因爲自己的想象力,或許因爲我是先接觸書本的關係吧?!
    This story has been made into film. Yet, I still think that novel is much more interesting.

     

    個人評分★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8.5/10)

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    如果有人問你:“可以進來嗎?”
    If someone asking you: “Can I come in?”

    你千萬別答:“可以。”
    Don’t never ever answer: “Yes, you can come in.”

    不然,後果自負。
    Otherwise, accept the consequences on your own.

     

     

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