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‘Turn off the television – in fact, why don’t you turn off all the lights except for the one over your favourite chair? – and we’ll talk about vampires here in the dim. I think I can make you believe in them.’
Stephen King, from the Introduction
’Salem’s Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk. Of course there are tales of strange happenings – but not more than in any other town its size.
Ben Mears, a moderately successful writer, returns to the Lot to write a novel based on his early years, and to exorcise the terrors that have haunted him since childhood. The event he witnessed in the house now rented by a new resident. A newcomer with a strange allure. A man who causes Ben some unease as things start to happen: a child disappears, a dog is brutally killed – nothing unusual, except the list starts to grow.
Soon surprise will turn to bewilderment, bewilderment to confusion and finally to terror…
An old favorite
I first read this book many years ago and found it to be much better than I expected. Somehow the story unfolded so well that it was nearly impossible to put the book down....as I recall I read it in two days. I would never have imagined that years later I would read the book again, only this time on an iPad. Regardless of whether this book is read in paper or electronically, it still has the power to capture the imagination and make time temporarily unimportant. Only once in a long while does such a book appear. Thank you Mr King.
One of the few King books I'd never read in paperback. Scary and relentlessly horrifying... Loved it from beginning to end. Highly recommend if you're into vampires. I'm not, but it was a good story all the same.