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This book will make your skin crawl! Ever wonder what's lurking in the basement of that creepy house in your town? How about the scariest vampire since Dracula! Not only is he living there but he's also changing everyone in town into his bloodsucking minions.
Recommended by Jocelyn K., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem’s Lot in hopes that exploring the history of the Marsten House, an old mansion long the subject of rumor and speculation, will help him cast out his personal devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods, and only one returns alive, Mears begins to realize that something sinister is at work — in fact, his hometown is under siege from forces of darkness far beyond his imagination. And only he, with a small group of allies, can hope to contain the evil that is growing within the borders of this small New England town.

With this, his second novel, Stephen King established himself as an indisputable master of American horror, able to transform the old conceits of the genre into something fresh and all the more frightening for taking place in a familiar, idyllic locale.

Review:

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

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"A master storyteller." The Los Angeles Times

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"An unabashed chiller." Austin American Statesman

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’Salem’s Lot was—and still is — a hugely impressive novel....It’s the slowest of slow burns, all hints and drip-feed....When the chaos finally unfolds, it’s a real payoff.” The Guardian (London)

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“A super exorcism...tremendous.” Kirkus Reviews

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“A novel of chilling, unspeakable evil.” Chattanooga Times

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“[King is]...the guy who probably knows more about scary goings-on in confined, isolated places than anybody since Edgar Allan Poe.” Entertainment Weekly

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“Stephen King has built a literary genre of putting ordinary people in the most terrifying situations...he’s the author who can always make the improbable so scary you'll feel compelled to check the locks on the front door.” The Boston Globe

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than forty novels and two hundred short stories. In 2003 he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345806796
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Anchor
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130924
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
7.96 x 5.19 x 1.15 in 1.02 lb

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Product details 672 pages Anchor - English 9780345806796 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This book will make your skin crawl! Ever wonder what's lurking in the basement of that creepy house in your town? How about the scariest vampire since Dracula! Not only is he living there but he's also changing everyone in town into his bloodsucking minions.

"Review" by , "Spine-tingling fiction at its best."
"Review" by , "A master storyteller."
"Review" by , "An unabashed chiller."
"Review" by , ’Salem’s Lot was—and still is — a hugely impressive novel....It’s the slowest of slow burns, all hints and drip-feed....When the chaos finally unfolds, it’s a real payoff.”
"Review" by , “A super exorcism...tremendous.”
"Review" by , “A novel of chilling, unspeakable evil.”
"Review" by , “[King is]...the guy who probably knows more about scary goings-on in confined, isolated places than anybody since Edgar Allan Poe.”
"Review" by , “Stephen King has built a literary genre of putting ordinary people in the most terrifying situations...he’s the author who can always make the improbable so scary you'll feel compelled to check the locks on the front door.”
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