So i DID like this and i don t really have anything cool or fun to say about it for a review but i just realized that i forgot to mention the boob euphemism of choice for this book was JAHOOBIES i just wanted you all to know thatok bye412 There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures Ahhhh ood old scary times Vampire stories have been around for a long time after all people love a ood scare and what is terrifying than a monster showing up at night and sucking the life essence out of you But leave it to Stephen King to turn the terror up a notch add a whole new layer to it How Simply using the winning formula that he continues to employ in the vast majority of his work In addition to showing us the monsters of the night he also brings into the picture the monsters and the darkness that are already with us that live in the deep dark recesses of everyone s soul The town knew about darknessThe town has its secrets and keeps them wellThe town cares for devil s work no than it cares for God s or man s It knew darkness And darkness was enoughThe eponymous Salem s Lot is a small Town In Maine And in Maine and is not a stranger to secrets and darkness It s uaint and pastoral on the surface but once you look deeper you are bound to discover what lurks behind its respectable surface And trust me that s the discoveries that you can easily o without for the darkness of the human soul as presented by Stephen King beats everything that any monster or boogeyman can ever send your way The small town of Salem s Lot can boast your usual lies bullying corruption and prejudice and spices it up with well hidden child abuse violence and murders Not so uaint is it It is this portrayal of everyday people s secrets of the towns being almost like living breathing organisms that is one of the big reasons why I am a huge fan of Stephen King s worksFrom the very first pages of the novel we know that some terrible fate made Salem s Lot a Oms en série ghost town with apparently only a couple of survivors It doesn t take the reader long to realize as weo back in time to see how the events unfolded that the mysterious menacing Marsten House welcomed new evil that tends to lurk at night floating past your hopefully tightly shut windows The story itself is rather straightforward steadily moving along to its almost conclusion that we have خاطرات زیبا ناوک سيبا زينب ؛زندان glimpsed in the first few pages and we watch with bated breath as our bunch ofood uys Ben Mark Susan Matt are trying to take on the supernatural horror Oh and did I forget Father Callahan view spoilerA high five from the Dark Tower universe Father hide spoiler 12419 I just finished my third read of SALEM S LOT this time via audiobook The narrator Ron McClarty worked well for me and I found this tale as satisfying as it ever was 1112014 Original review I just finished a re read of this book with the Horror Aficionados roup here at Goodreads I m so lad that I participatedRemember little Danny Glick I first read this book in junior high or high school It s *been about 30 years since then unfortunately I ve read The Stand and IT a couple of times each but * about 30 years since then unfortunately I ve read The Stand and IT a couple of times each but never did pick this one up again Finally that has been rectified and what a payoffI forgot how well this story wrapped its arms around the reader and refused to let them o We meander through the town meeting its residents and learning about their daily lives I think Stephen King excels at this mostly because you can tell he knows what he s talking about We focus our attentions on a few different characters some strong some weak but they re all human with characteristics both ood and bad that we recognize uote The town cares for devil s work no than it cares for God s or Thousands of miles away from the small township of 'Salem's Lot two terrified people a man and. ,
Stephen King Ë 2 DownloadE 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 ripping 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 Les Chirac 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 absolutelyorgeous 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 FROMeating away at it from 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 et 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 VampiresYears after I first read it I can truthfully say that this is still on a short list of scariest books I have ever read King at his best An American re telling of Dracula King stays close to the vampire myth but with some of his own storytelling thrown in and some subtle changes that make for an original novel I cannot help but think that Barlow helped to usher in a new eneration of vampire literature of which we have now been inundated for the past few years of vampire literature of which we have now been inundated for the past few years 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 bloo A novel
about a creepy town and deadly vampires This should ve received 5a creepy town and deadly vampires This should ve received 5 from me but I was a bit disappointed with this novelI swear I wanted to love this novel but it was an okay read for me An okay read from the King I m 100% sure that something is wrong with me and not the novelMy main problem with the novel would be the fact that it took almost 350 pages for it to become really interesting The character and plot introduction felt 150 pages longer than it should ve been Aside from that the only character that I really liked would be Ben Mears I Maigret hésite guess it s also aood thing that I really liked the main. Rn to 'Salem's Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the to. An s It knew darkness And darkness Was EnoughI Feel That S All I enoughI feel that s all I to say I have nothing new
to bring to a review of a book that has thousands of reviews already If youbring to a review of a book that has thousands of reviews already If you t read this tale you should Salem s Lot by Stephen King is a 2011 Anchor Books publication Originally published in 1975I read a decent amount of horror novels when I was a teenager My first introduction to Stephen King was with Carrie But it was the heyday of pulp horror novels with lots of books to choose from out there and long story short I never The Desert Thieves (Hardy Boys, got around to reading this book until the early eighties I had rea I hate vampires I hate them and I hate books about them I hate the way they re romanticized and sexualized and justenerally presented in modern fiction That s why I loved this book King doesn t shy away from the fact that vampires are creatures of horror and he presents them as such They are vile violent and everywhere and that s the way I like themThe characters pitted against them particularly the priest are compelling and almost too human to face the vampires And in the end they don t actually triumph They escape but that s about it It s tragic and horrible and the perfect vampire book 45 starsI feel like there has been a lot of debate over Stephen King s last few books about what Yellow Card Scheme genre he might be considered any Mystery sci fi fantasyeneral fiction etc etc etc you just don t hear Stephen King horror all that much any Well if you want to Dinner Club 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 solad I did because honestly *i don t remember any of it salem * don t remember any of it Salem 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 Body Fuel great place to do so I think many would agree that this is up there with King s horror fiction at its best 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 anduts 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 Young Orson 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 wasoing 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 hav. A boy still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree lined streets They must retu.