It took me a while to remember if I'd actually read this book as I've seen both the Swedish and American film adaptations a few times. When I scanned through it recently I remembered reading it—and I remembered how AWESOME it was. What a dark, gritty story. A really unique take on the whole vampire phenomenon and I loved the horrific gore. If a book can creep me out and make me cringe, it's definitely done it's job.