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
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...
“The town kept its secrets, and the Marsten House brooded over it like a ruined king.” The Marsten house called to me, invited me in and would not let me leave. In a record for me and the King, I read this in a couple of days. I loved every single page. A quirky little prodding of my subconscious...
Great read! I had not read it since my teen years, and it still is the only King novel to scare the bejesus out of me. Seriously. You can keep your teenage angst vampires, give me the real ones that tap at your window, looking for blood.Now, as King writes mega-epics, you look at what he packed i...
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