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Publisher Comments:

Stephen King's second novel, 'Salem's Lot, is the story of a mundane town under siege from the forces of darkness. 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.

Now a mini-series on TNT starring Rob Lowe (The West Wing), Donald Sutherland (The Score), and Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner).

Review:

"A super exorcism...tremendous." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Spine-tingling fiction at its best." Grand Rapids Press

Review:

"A novel of chilling, unspeakable evil." Chattanooga Times

Synopsis:

This repackaged edition of one of King's early classics revolves around the town of Jerusalem's Lot, a town that knows darkness — the heavy silence of terrifying images dancing in and out of the shadows; the stark white faces, huge empty eyes, and long gnarled hands that reach out with lustful insistence; and the paralyzing fear of a hideous peril more dreadful than death.

Synopsis:

In a classic tale of horror by Stephen King, a man returns to his hometown of Jerusalem's Lot, Maine, only to find it infested with vampires.

Synopsis:

Stephen King's second novel,'Salem's Lot, is the story of a mundane townunder siege from the forces of darkness. 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.

About the Author

Stephen King is the O. Henry Award-winning author of more than thirty books, including Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Bag of Bones, The Shining, The Stand, The Green Mile, and the stories on which the Academy Award®-nominated films Carrie, Stand by Me, and The Shawshank Redemption are based. He is also the author of "Storm of the Century," an original screenplay written for television. His most recent volume in the Dark Tower series is Wizard and Glass. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

Table of Contents

Author's Note
Introduction
Prologue
PART I
The Marsten House
PART II
The Emperor of Ice Cream
PART III
The Deserted Village
Epilogue

What Our Readers Are Saying

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Cynthia Burmester, September 16, 2011 (view all comments by Cynthia Burmester)
This book kept me up reading and terrified all night.
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iminthecrypt, September 7, 2011 (view all comments by iminthecrypt)
I have read this novel four times since 1976 and it never fails to scare me: Danny Glick scratching at an upstairs window, or his mother stirring under a sheet at the funeral home. These are not your teenagers' vampires.
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moiraethefatesbookreview, May 8, 2011 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)
'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
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Something strange is going on in Jerusalem's Lot ... but no one dares to talk about it. By day, 'Salem's Lot is a typical modest, New England town; but when the sun goes down, evil roams the earth. The devilishly sweet insistent laughter of a child can be heard echoing through the fields, and the presence of silent looming spirits can be felt lurking right outside your window. Stephen King brings his gruesome imagination to life in this tale of spine tingling horror.

This is the first book by the Sai King I have read though it is the second book he wrote. By now, it is well known that the book deals with vampires (the cover for the mass market shown above is also a dead giveaway.)
I knew going into it, that it was a vampire novel. It takes a lot for a book to scare me and I have to say after reading this, I slept with the light on for 3 days. It. freaked. me. the. crap. out! I love how King has the ability to scare the living the tar out of his fans!




There were parts of this book as in a lot of his novels that are a bit slow, however, it was all important to the plot in it's own right.
As usual, the book has strong characters and strong dialog. There are many twists and turns and scenes that will freak you out. Because it was the first of his books I read, I think it will always be one of my favorites.
If you like scary vampire tales that don't sparkle read this one!




Obtained: My personal book shelf.
Overall rating: **** 4 out of 5 stars
Cover art: I really like the gray and white of the MMP.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671039745
Introduction by:
Stephen King
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Author:
King, Stephen
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Horror fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
B101
Publication Date:
November 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 10.15 oz

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Salem's Lot
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Product details 656 pages Pocket Books - English 9780671039745 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A super exorcism...tremendous."
"Review" by , "Spine-tingling fiction at its best."
"Review" by , "A novel of chilling, unspeakable evil."
"Synopsis" by , This repackaged edition of one of King's early classics revolves around the town of Jerusalem's Lot, a town that knows darkness — the heavy silence of terrifying images dancing in and out of the shadows; the stark white faces, huge empty eyes, and long gnarled hands that reach out with lustful insistence; and the paralyzing fear of a hideous peril more dreadful than death.
"Synopsis" by , In a classic tale of horror by Stephen King, a man returns to his hometown of Jerusalem's Lot, Maine, only to find it infested with vampires.
"Synopsis" by , Stephen King's second novel,'Salem's Lot, is the story of a mundane townunder siege from the forces of darkness. 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.
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