Posts tagged ‘sweden’

November 8, 2010

Sweden’s Invisible Treehouse Hotel

by Matt Forcey

Vacancy!  One of four room styles at treehotel, a new hotel complex composed entirely of outlandish tree houses, the “mirrorcube” is situated 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Sweden.  Looking somewhat like a hunting blind for the creature in the Predator movies, the mirrorcube hangs around a single tree trunk, about 30 feet above the ground. 

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September 8, 2010

Birth of a Contemporary Vampire Legend: Let the Right One In

by Matt Forcey

Illustration by Tyler Stout

With the Millenium trilogy and other great mysteries like The Man From Beijing finding their way into my collection over the past year, I’ve been on a real Swedish author kick.  Taking a deviation from the inventive page-turners of Larsson and Mankell, I recently picked up Let The Right One In, by yet another Swedish author, John Ajvide Lindqvist.  Set in the early 1980’s Stockholm, the story is an unusual blend of a coming of age buddy tale and an eerie vampire horror. 

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