Published a year after his stunning debut novel, "Carrie, 'Salem's Lot" firmly cemented Stephen King's name in the literary lexicon of great American storytellers. His rich and finely crafted tale of a mundane New England town under siege by the forces of darkness is both a homage to Bram... show more
Published a year after his stunning debut novel, "Carrie, 'Salem's Lot" firmly cemented Stephen King's name in the literary lexicon of great American storytellers. His rich and finely crafted tale of a mundane New England town under siege by the forces of darkness is both a homage to Bram Stoker's classic "Dracula" and an allegory of our post-Vietnam society. Considered one of the most terrifying vampire novels ever written, it cunningly probes the shadows of the human heart -- and the insular evils of small-town America.
Publish date: October 1st 2000
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Somehow, one of my all-time favorite classic horror stories just didn’t stand up to time and my adult reading habits on this re-read. The scenes I most enjoyed as a teen were as creepily nightmarish as I remembered – [spoiler] Mike Ryerson digging Danny Glick’s grave, Danny at Mark’s window, the boy...
Not my favorite King. I think the biggest thing is that that book doesn't give you a chance to rest between scenes. Also the women were given very little importance I felt and done away with in this book. It would have been great to have some of them for the final fight or the list of survivors. I a...
It had been a while since I read Stephen King, it was like returning to an old friend. This novel was the second he published, and one of the classics I had not read. I really enjoyed this tale of vampires, and even though it was published more than 30 years ago, I think it has aged very well. It...
A struggling author returns to the town he grew up in to revisit some skeletons of his past for a new book. He finds romance, friendship and more evil then he can deal with as townspeople start disappearing. Stephen King can really describe a setting and get you settled in. He gets the reader th...
I wasn't as thrilled with this book as I was the first time I read it.I didn't like the fact that towards the end the character's became really very transparent and cliched and so did the storytelling. The beginning of this novel was very strong as the players figured out what was going on...but the...
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