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'Salem's Lot by Stephen King Book Summary

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.

'Salem's Lot (Stephen King) Book Reviews

Salems lotThis was the first Stephen king book I read and from here on I was hooked..Score: 5/5

Great!I quite enjoyed 'Salem's Lot. I look forward to reading more from S.K. He's an excellent storyteller..Score: 5/5

Salem’s LotI reread this and it’s still a great book!!.Score: 5/5

Easily Within my Top 2 Stephen King BooksSuperb combination of great storyline and memorable characters...one of Kings best works!.Score: 5/5

Great read!!Another Wonderful King read!!.Score: 5/5

Stephen King does it again!Stephen King yet again, almost to be expected at this point, has written another phenomenal tale soon to be considered another King Classic. The book keeps you on the edge of your seat and acts as another page-turner, keeping me up at night, missing deadlines, and of course, longer bathroom breaks. King has now surreptitiously overtaken Michael Cricthon's spot as my favorite author. Can't wait for the next of King's works to read..Score: 5/5

Creepy!The best vampire novel since Bram Stoker's Dracula..Score: 5/5

Pretty GoodOverall, the book was pretty good. My only small complaint would be the unrealisticaly witty characters which causes the dialogue to fall flat at times..Score: 4/5

Awesome Vampire StoryI wish there was more!!.Score: 5/5

Not scary at allAfter reading the reviews of other fellow readers, I downloaded this book thinking that it would be one of the scariest books one could ever put their hands on...I was really disappointed. Slow for the first half and, in my opinion, in terms of fright level on a scale of 10, where the movie "The Ring" or "The Grudge" would be 9, this would only be 4. If you are into horror movies and are curious about this book, I'd say save your time and watch the movie version of it. This book is over 1,200 pages on the iPad horizontally..Score: 3/5

Very good book!I love vampire stories, and this was a good one..Score: 5/5

Love this technology!IBooks rock! And this book was particularly awesome. I've had nightmares, which I welcome gladly BTW..Score: 5/5

AwesomeAwesome ess.Score: 5/5

Master storytellerThis book has always been a favorite. I have read it several times and decided recently to download it to the iPad. I read it again in preparation for Halloween. Once again, I was hooked and could hardly put it down. I had a few bad dreams which only makes me more convinced that this story takes on a life of it's own. Thank you Stephen King. A Sturgill.Score: 5/5

Great vampire book! ClassicAs I type this on my iPhone I will keep it brief. Great book- pacing is a little slow for some at the beginning, but what he does is paint a great picture of a small Maine town getting over run by vampires. 5 stars from a fellow Manie-iac!!.Score: 5/5

Salem's LotHaving read this work first at twelve, then every eight to ten years hence--this last being at age forty-two, my reaction only grows stronger. With detailed character and story development, I regard Salem's Lot as a piece of valuable literature. With King's ability to reach deep into the recesses of the mind and extrude my deepest fears, I find myself forever twelve--clutching a crudely-constructed Popsicle stick crucifix as I vainly attempt to find sleep after finishing the last chapter of the night..Score: 5/5

Pretty good bookI'd read Stephen King before I picked up this book. When you think of Stephen King, you think of a great fast paced story that has characters that you either love or hate. Now this book had most of that. But the first thirty percent is just SO slow. I was waiting for someone to get torn up by some vampires. But as always Mr. King, you don't disappoint when it comes to the climax. I guessed at every turn and was surprised by the ending. The ending you should have cut out because it had no point. But, all things considered, a great book Mr. King, excellent literature..Score: 4/5

Creepy... in a good wayThis is not your daughter's vampire novel..Score: 5/5

Sleepless nightsThis was his first book that I read lo those many years ago. I was about 32 y/o. I finished it at 2 in the morning and spent the rest of the night in the dark listening for noises..Score: 5/5

AmazingThis books got me through the boredom. It is well written. An amazing story to read..Score: 5/5

Excellent Book!This book is absolutely thrilling. Once you’re hooked you can’t put it down!.Score: 5/5

Mr Barlow will enjoy you too...Still remember the sweats reading this in a summertime bedroom in my teen years and it's still scary all these years later. Thank you Mr King for sparking my desire to read!.Score: 5/5

Breath taking (literally)My review will be short but sweet. Along w many other works of King, I've had the "pleasure" of reading this book several times throughout my life. I've read non fictional horror and fictional horror the most. This is the only book...ever...that has quite literally, given me nightmares. It's top quality King and it is VERY well worth the read..Score: 5/5

Still creepyI was a kid when I first saw the movie on tv some 25 years ago. And that face of Barlow scares me to this day. I finally came around to read the book and the movie doesn't do it justice. Get it and enjoy it...classic..Score: 5/5

Good, but not my favoriteIt was worth a read, but not my favorite King novel..Score: 4/5

Great Book, Terrible FormattingWhy are there spaces between each paragraph on some eBooks? I know when a paragraph ends and a new one begins without having unnecessary and distracting spaces between every single paragraph! Especially frustrating during dialogue..Score: 1/5

ClassicClassic Stephen King. Like a modern day Dracula..Score: 4/5

Great readWhat a great book! I read it in three days! I’m hoping there is a movie (although we all know it won’t be near as good as the book)..Score: 5/5

In my honest opinion...‘Salem’s Lot is the best book by Stephen King. I loved the books “The Stand”, “The Shining”, and “It”, but I really love ‘Salem’s Lot. I think that this take on the Dracula/vampire story is the best out of any that I’ve seen. The characters in this book are so perfectly written. The unassuming hero, his young sidekick, the fallen priest, the small town sheriff, they are all perfectly written. I can’t write, but even if I were the greatest author ever, I don’t think that I could possibly write a better version of, let alone any novel, better than The Lot! Thank you Stephen King. When I think of the most terrifying vampire of all time, I don’t think of Dracula, I think if Kurt Barlow!.Score: 5/5

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'Salem's Lot Synopsis

Book Name:
'Salem's Lot
Book Language:
English
Book Category:
Books, Fiction & Literature, Horror
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Book ID:
419959732
Book Release Date:
1990-04-01
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