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text 2017-09-06 21:58
Reading progress update: I've read 677 out of 751 pages.
'Salem's Lot - Stephen King

The structure of this book is odd. I think the main story ends at page 598. But I´ve got the illustrated version here and apparently there is some extra footage added to the actual story.

 

1. A short story, which takes place about three years after the events of the main plot and doesn´t add anything to the story.

2. An epistolary short story, which was wonderfully creepy but completely unnecessary as well.

3. Deleted scenes, which I won´t be reading because I simply don´t care.

 

So I guess I´m finished with this book and I have to say I´m leaving it with a feeling of dissatisfaction. I liked the main story, but the extra chapters / stories were a dud.

 

 

 

 

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text 2017-09-05 11:16
Reading progress update: I've read 367 out of 751 pages.
'Salem's Lot - Stephen King

Now, what in God´s name could happen to you in sight of your own house?

 

Off the top of my head: get hit by a car, fall of a tree, get killed by a weird dude  with a chainsaw who happens to stand in your garden....

 

So far this is a great read and it creeps me out, to say the least. I can´t say that I like most of the characters, though, and I wonder if King deliberately has written them to be unlikeable. Or maybe it is  just their 1970s attitude I can´t stand.

 

I´m about halfway through and chances are, I will feel like this for the rest of the book:

 

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text 2017-09-03 18:43
Reading progress update: I've read 235 out of 751 pages.
'Salem's Lot - Stephen King

"Mike." Gently he pulled Mike´s hands away from his face. "I want you to come home with me tonight. I want you to sleep in my guest room. Will you do that?"

 

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text 2017-09-03 13:39
Reading progress update: I've read 114 out of 751 pages.
'Salem's Lot - Stephen King

In Harmony Hill Cemetary a dark figure stood meditatively inside the gate, waiting for the turn of time. When he spoke, the voice was soft and cultured.

"O my father, favor me now. Lord of Flies, favor me now. Now I bring you spoiled meat and reeking flesh. I have made sacrifice for your favor. With my left hand I bring it. Make a sign for me on this ground, consecrated in your name. I wait for a sign to begin your work."

 

The scene in the cemetary and the children in the woods ....

 

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I´m only a hundred pages into the story and I´m already a little bit scared.   

 

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text 2017-09-03 08:45
Reading progress update: I've read 42 out of 751 pages.
'Salem's Lot - Stephen King

But except for these things, the Lot´s knowledge of the country´s torment was academic. Time went on a different schedule there. Nothing too nasty could happen in such a nice little town. Not there.

 

Ah, subtle foreshadowing. I love it.

 

I decided to switch squares for this book, because I have choosen another book for the "Classic horror" square. The new square for Salem´s lot is:

 

 

It would fit the "Terror in a small town" square as well (I loved that the town has been named Jerusalem after a pig). And of course the "Vampire" and the "Genre: Horror" square would fit as well.

 

 

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