We've covered Suntup Editions quite a few times here on CryptTeaze, but if you're still unfamiliar with the company, they're known for high-end releases of classic horror novels including Misery, Rosemary’s Baby, Horns and Red Dragon, and they've now turned their attention towards Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqivst‘s novel Let the Right One In.
As you should already know, the novel served as the basis for the 2008 Swedish horror film of the same name and the 2010 American remake, Let Me In.
This is the first signed limited edition of Let the Right One In. The edition features a new exclusive introduction by the author, six full color illustrations by Bud Cook, and collected together for the first time in a single volume, Let the Old Dreams Die, the short story sequel, and What Kept You So Long?, the spin-off story and third installment in the saga.
Lauded by critics as "brilliant and repulsive," Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist, is one of the most acclaimed and adapted vampire novels of the 21st century.
"In the autumn of 1981, the body of a teenage boy is found drained of blood in Blackeberg, the Swedish suburb where twelve-year-old Oskar lives. Bullied frequently by his peers, Oskar is a social outcast who becomes fixated on Eli, the new girl who has moved in next door. To Oskar, there is something strange and wondrous about Eli, the girl who has never seen a Rubik’s Cube but can solve it within hours. The girl who only comes out at night. The girl who smells of death."
With its themes of existential anxiety, social pressure, and the complications of youth, Let the Right One In is a gory vampire tale, a stirring love story, and a profound meditation on childhood love and loneliness.
The signed limited edition of Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist Gift editions. The editions measure 6" x 9" and feature six full color illustrations by Bud Cook as well as a new exclusive introduction by the author. The Lettered and Numbered editions are signed by John Ajvide Lindqvist and Bud Cook, and the Artist Gift Edition is signed by Bud Cook. This is the first signed limited edition of the novel.
The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a full goatskin binding with a laser cut leather and wood inlay on the cover. Endsheets are hand marbled and the edition is printed offset on Mohawk Superfine with two-color printing on the section pages. The enclosure is covered in Japanese cloth and features a unique spine with three cloth covered panels.
Numbered Edition The Numbered edition of 250 copies is a quarter leather binding with Japanese cloth boards. Endsheets feature artwork by Bud Cook and the edition is printed offset on Cougar Natural with two-color printing on the section pages. The two piece slipcase enclosure is covered with hand marbled papers custom made for this edition.
Artist Gift Edition The Artist Gift edition is limited to 1000 copies with a dust jacket illustrated by Bud Cook. It is a full cloth, smyth sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping. It is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket, and is signed by artist Bud Cook. The edition is housed in a paper covered slipcase.
The company has also created another tie-in Suntup Editions paperweight, their first since Horns. This acrylic paperweight features a Rubik’s Cube in the center and is limited to no more than 350 paperweights.
Each cube is engraved with a number or letter to match your designation of Let The Right One In. No book purchase is necessary to order, and you do not have to be an owner of the Lettered and/or Numbered edition of Let The Right One In to order the paperweight.
Publication of Let the Right One In is scheduled for Winter 2020. Head on over to https://suntup.press to pre-order now.