'Salem's Lot

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 6, 2008 - Fiction - 560 pages
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#1 BESTSELLER • 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.
 

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Reason read; Scaredykit July 2022 This is actually a rewrite of Dracula with a setting in a fictional town in New England. It was entertaining. Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

I'm pretty sure that the first Stephen King book I read was The Shining when it first came out in 1977. I love King, but I somehow never got around to reading his prior book which was 'Salem's Lot ... Read full review

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Contents

THE MARSTEN HOUSE
17
THE EMPEROR OF ICE CREAM
263
THE DESERTED VILLAGE
471
EPILOGUE
641
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Stephen King is the author of more than forty novels and two hundred short stories. In 2003 he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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