'Salem's Lot

'Salem's Lot

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Horror & Ghost Stories
Paperback Published on: 04/10/2007
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'Salem's Lot
A good scare.
This is the first Stephen King novel I have picked up since I was a teenager and the initial thing that struck me about this man's writing was his ability ... READ MORE
Emma Prince at Portsmouth
'Salem's Lot
One of the best modern vampire novels.
A writer returns to the small town where he grew up, only to discover there are vampires lurking there. King takes the classic ideas of vampires and gives ... READ MORE
Lucy OConnor Walton on Thames
'Salem's Lot
A good scare!
This is the first Stephen King novel I have picked up since I was a teenager and the initial thing that struck me about this man's writing was his ability ... READ MORE
Emma Louise Pennell at Chichester
'Salem's Lot
Don’t open the window after dark!
Pick up a copy of a Stephen King novel , and you know that you will be in the hands of a master. The plot will whip along, the dialogue will crack, and the... READ MORE
Beth at Chesterfield
'Salem's Lot
A spine-tingling horror experience!
Ben Mears, a successful writer, returns to Jerusalem's Lot to write a book about the house that has haunted him since childhood. Upon arriving in his homet... READ MORE
Rebecca Ramires

Synopsis

With a stunning new cover look, King's chilling classic of a small new England town about to be engulfed in terror.Turn off the television - in fact, why don't you turn off all the lights except for the one over your favourite chair? - and we'll talk about vampires here in the dim. I think I can make you believe in them. Stephen King, from the Introduction. 'Salem's Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk. Of course there are tales of strange happenings - but not more than in any other town its size.Ben Mears, a moderately successful writer, returns to the Lot to write a novel based on his early years, and to exorcise the terrors that have haunted him since childhood. The event he witnessed in the house now rented by a new resident. A newcomer with a strange allure. A man who causes Ben some unease as things start to happen: a child disappears, a dog is brutally killed - nothing unusual, except the list starts to grow.Soon surprise will turn to bewilderment, bewilderment to confusion and finally to terror . . .

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781444708141
  • Number of pages: 768
  • Weight: 540g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 38 mm

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'Salem's Lot
Well written
One of the main things I noticed about 'Salem's Lot was how well written it is. The way this man can string together a bunch of words which make your heart... READ MORE
Grayson123
'Salem's Lot
A little dull
I read this a long time ago. But the problems I found with it have stayed with me. I read it on the strength of the TV adaptation which was good. I found t... READ MORE
Book collector
'Salem's Lot
King’s classic vampire epic
Salem’s Lot is a gripping vampire classic, written in 1975 following Stephen King’s breakout hit Carrie which he wrote the previous year. It is an epic tal... READ MORE
Daniel Fletcher
'Salem's Lot
The King we all know
The master of horror, or King for a better word, made his mark in popular fiction with Salem's Lot, widely considered a centrepiece of horror which I agree... READ MORE
Nathan Devlin
'Salem's Lot
Vampires in a small town
An interesting read, there's a lot of build to the story before any kind of climax to it and then all of a sudden the main event is over, and yet every rel... READ MORE
Cherrie Raimes-Hall
'Salem's Lot
My first dip into Stephen king
While I do absolutely believe I could have chosen a better King book for my introduction to his writing, Salem’s Lot is an amazing piece of work. At the be... READ MORE
Sunny  Evans-La Porte
'Salem's Lot
My favourite vampire novel since Dracula!
I found this novel very gripping and vivid. Stephen King is a master of drawing you in and hooking you. I particularly liked how he described the town been... READ MORE
Joseph Morton
'Salem's Lot
Cracking slow burner
I've never been one to redo the synopsis in my review so if that's the droid you're looking for; move along, move along. After trying (and failing) to rea... READ MORE
Gary Westmoreland
'Salem's Lot
My Favourite Stephen King Novel
I have always loved this book. I remember reading it for the first time soon after watching the original TV series based on it. That was back in the earl... READ MORE
FJ Young
'Salem's Lot
Top tier
I saw the 1979 TV miniseries many years ago when I was very young (6, I think). It was terrifying then, and always stuck with me. Years later, and I finall... READ MORE
Irvine Mennie