The best vampire fiction I've ever read. IMHO the depiction of childhood is amazingly and creepily accurate, & it used the full potential of the vampire myth & made it grotesquely beautiful.
p.s. IMHO those who want a fast-paced plot or don't like morally ambiguous protagonists might not like it.
p.p.s. Just watched the Swedish movie based on this book. It's almost poetic.