The Kindness – no 1 on the best seller list!
And loved by critics!
“So good that it’s difficult to summarize in a few lines. … Despite its solid 720 pages, it is playfully effortless to get through. It is friendly, terrifying, funny, sad, disgusting, strange, suspenseful and quite amazing. A so-called reading experience. Overall rating: 5 out of 5.”
“Let me say it right away: I have seldom read such a well-structured story. It’s over 700 pages, and held me ceaselessly in its grip. How can a story so enchant? … This is magnificent. Here is a drama on par with Selma Lagerlöf. One can merely congratulate readers … one of the best Ajvide [Lindqvist] has written.”
“a book that, despite its size, is not nearly as thick as I wanted it to be. Yes, that’s how much I liked the book. I am hardly unfamiliar with [Ajvide Lindqvist], so I had high expectations going in – and they were fulfilled with flying colors. … the best I have read by John Ajvide Lindqvist. If you like his writing, you will love this novel. If you have a hard time with horror novels, read it anyway, because after all it is mostly about our ability to show a little decent kindness, and we cannot get too much of that.”
“As Ajvide Lindqvist has increasingly devoted himself to subtle plumbing of the human soul, he has become an increasingly distinctive and urgent voice in contemporary literature.”
“Kindness is a true thriller, a terrible delight to read.”
“This is a novel to read in one sitting”
“a near-perfect entertainment novel”