’Salem’s Lot was the classic quaint New England town—until a stranger arrived with a secret as old as evil itself.
Hardcover Book : 448 pages
Publisher: Doubleday & Co. Inc. ( )
Item #: 10-728759
Product Dimensions: 6.125 x 9.25 x 1.12inches
Product Weight: 25.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
As is common in King's writing, this is another fine example of great character development and descriptive prose. The story itself is a fairly simple plot revolving around a small town being over-run by vampires.
What brings this out of the doldrums of it's simplistic storyline is King's flair for making even the humdrum interesting. His discriptions of the scene and his styling of each character's mannerisms draw you into the story. The suspense is also gradually built up and culminates in a very satisfying finale.
Salem's lot is a very enjoyable read and has not aged much over the years since it was written. Some things are of course dated, but that's only natural. I really had fun rereading it.
King usually hides out behind our psychological fears, but hey what is more classically terrifying than a good vampire story. Alot of times, Vampire stories are silly and just plain stupid, but you mix King with a character that is as believable as the one in this story, and you have anything but silly or stupid. Definately worth the time to read.
Reviewer: Grace R
This book is a must for a Stephen King fan and fans of the Vampire genre. If you're reading the Dark Tower books then read this before you read Wolves of The Calla. I recommend getting Night Shift or the new edition of Salem's Lot because they both contain a short story called Jerusalem's Lot which is a precursor to Salem's Lot and is very scary.
Reviewer: Samuel F