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'Salem's LotA boy still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree lined streets They must retu. Well this is annoying times two I just wrote a review and lost it and then there's the other issueWhat other issueOh the one where my 14 year old self of infinite wisdom and experience remembered a boring tale lacking truly epic blood and guts from what should be a vampire tale in a small town If that 14 year old could have had his way then 80% of the novel would have been excised for being too character driven too focused on hundreds of characters only set up to be knocked down in gruesome death or undeath and too detail driven and poorly paced for a thriller Damn I was a dipshit I'm not saying that I'm no longer a dipshit mind you just that I think that kid was a real idiot I mean I'd only been reading anything at all for less than a year and 8 months of that was focused on learning how to read Of course I was going to be influenced by the all the slasher movies rather than novel construction I even watched the crapfest that I considered the made for tv movie based on this book and I think I might have been a little too harsh on it tooSo flash forward to now when I jump up the rating from a scathing 3 stars to a full blown 5 an adult reading an adult novel of suspense emotionally invested characters subtle humor high brow words than I remember Stephen King usually using in his novels and beautifully crafted passages of hometown life falling into what might as well have been a modern retelling of a medieval town falling under the spell of the Black Plague with all the horror and sadness and superstition that entailsThis novel was gripping and intense to my adult sensibilities Do I feel like a fool for my old memories Yes Am I embarrassed Yes Am I absolutely impressed and amazed that the very first trash novelist I got into as a kid actually turned out to be a consummate master of the writing craft YesAll the things I hated as a kid happen to be the things I love the most here The characters were absolutely gorgeous I fell into them and later I fell into love with the whole town The fact that it had a cancer that was eating away at it from the inside slowly was only a tension driver This may be a vampire novel but it is really a tragedy through and through We expect to love and lose our loved ones and this is the true horror Not just the eyes like stars or the breath that smells of pure putrescence or the image of a supernatural horror that no longer needs keys because now the dead can sueeze between door jams Of course Part 3 was all action all the time with the stakes as high as it can be It was all for the sake of pure survival But Part 1 the get to know you and Part 2 something isn't right were some of the best readings of Stephen King like ever Believe me he has a personal formula when it comes to his writing but I know of no one who's able to pull off exactly what he pulls off He makes everyone so damn real to me Fun fact There's a dead John Snow who knows nothing in this novel Isn't that funSo I've eaten crow and said that I'm sorry for being an childhood idiot but what I really mean is that There Are No Sparkles This is a novel of horrible anticipation and and deep sadness of exciting vampire hunting with truly intelligent foes There are no levelled up vamps or long antihero arcs or Master Vampire Hunters And best of all there are no werewolvesThere is however a sense of reality and loss and fear and if you are missing a huge dose of that in your life if only to hold up as a mirror to your own life to say that things aren't so bad with you then you really ought to jump out there and pick up a copy I can't believe this is only SK's second novel Wow

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Thousands of miles away from the small township of 'Salem's Lot two terrified people a man and. 45 starsI feel like there has been a lot of debate over Stephen King's last few books about what genre he might be considered any Mystery sci fi fantasy general fiction etc etc etc you just don't hear Stephen King horror all that much any Well if you want to get back to the roots Salem's Lot is pure raw old school Stephen King horror at its finestI am doing a re read of most of Stephen King's books chronologically and Salem's Lot was the next after Carrie I read it originally sometime back in the 90s I am so glad I did because honestly I don't remember any of it Salem's Lot is a vampire story influenced by vampire fiction like Stoker's Dracula as well as vampire horror flicks The influence of both these mediums is very evident while at the same time King crafts a new uniue and terrifying vampire story of his own If you are a fan of the original raw pure evil vampire not ones that sparkle you need to make sure and read this bookThose of you out there who have heard about King haven't read him before and are wondering where to start this would be a great place to do so I think many would agree that this is up there with King's horror fiction at its best

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Free read Ï 'Salem's Lot 102 ç Thousands of miles away from the small township of 'Salem's Lot two terrified people a man and a boy still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree lined streets They must return to 'Salem's Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the townRn to 'Salem's Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the to. I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen yearsso I stayed away from anything vampire My first vampire experience was Love at First Bite and not knowing it was a comedy yes it was before you could Google I put on a brave face for the friend that invited me and entered the movie theater terrified by what I would see Luckily the evenly tanned George Hamilton awaited mealong with some mighty impressive disco dancing The scary blood suckers would have to wait to frighten me Next was Fright Nightagain not so scary I would have welcomed Christopher Sarandon nibbling at my neck for all eternity A year later I was hooked on Interview with a Vampire's beautiful and tragic charactersbut nothing to panic about yetEnter into my life the book SALEM'S LOT Now these were vampires that kept me awake at night pulling my covers up just under my nose Not that flimsy cotton sheets would be enough to protect me from impending doooooooooooombut so far no blood has been spilled Knock on wooden crossWriter Ben Mears has come back home to Jerusalem's Lot after twenty five years to write a book and face his fearsThe Marsten House an abandoned house that has haunted Ben since he was a child has recently been purchased by a Kurt Barlow and Ben is curious about both house and ownerbut as he settles into town one boy goes missing and another turns up deador undead should I sayHands down my favorite Stephen King and no matter how many newer shinier sparkly vampires come along to try to tempt me none can compare to SALEM'S LOT