I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
Lindquvist does that Scandinavian thing with the vampire legend, somehow making it every bit as dark as Dracula, but with more cold and despair. And despite that, very engaging!
There's nothing sexy about vampires here, it's just damned inconvenient.