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'Salem's Lot
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
Stephen Kings second novel, the classic vampire bestseller SALEMS LOT, tells the story of evil in small-town America. For the first time in a major trade edition, this terrifying novel is accompanied by previously unpublished material from Kings archive, two short stories, and eerie photographs that bring Kings fictional darkness and evil to vivid life. When Stephen Kings classic thrillerSALEMS LOT hit the stands in 1975, it thrilled and terrified millions of readers with tales of demonic evil in small-town America. Now, thirty years later and still scaring readers witless, SALEMS LOT reemerges in a brilliant new edition, complete with photographs, fifty pages of deleted and alternate scenes, and two short stories related to the events of the novel. While the original edition of SALEMS LOT will forever be a premier horror classic, SALEMS LOT: ILLUSTRATED EDITION, with the inclusion of material from Kings archive, is destined to become a classic in its own right and a must-have for all Stephen King fans. In this edition, the hair-raising story of Jerusalems Lot, a small town in Maine whose inhabitants succumb to the evil allure of a new resident, is told as the author envisioned it, complete with fifty pages of alternate and deleted scenes. With a new introduction by the author, two short stories related to the events and residents of Jerusalems Lot, the lavishly creepy photographs of Jerry Uelsmann, and a stunning new page design, this edition brings the story to life in words and pictures as never before. No library will be complete without this ideal collectors item for any King aficionado, the definitive illustrated edition of the great SALEMS LOT.
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RaeLovesToRead
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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LitsyEvents
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repost for @BarkingMadRead

On October 1, I will be starting back at the beginning! If you would like to read King with me, drop a comment below to be added to the tag list! You don‘t have to read every book if you don‘t want to! The first three are Carrie, ‘Salem‘s Lot, and Rage. I will post a graphic of the first 15 books before we start!

I will post a reminder on the 23rd of the month before, and we will discuss around the 28th of the month!

BarkingMadRead Thank you for sharing!! 4w
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Oryx
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I needed something light after All Fours...

Joining in the buddy reread with @Leniverse @scripturient @Caroline2 @MicheleinPhilly @RaeLovesToRead @TrishB (did I it get everyone right?)

Leniverse All Fours was that heavy? 😬 1mo
Oryx @Leniverse It was a journey 1mo
TrishB I haven‘t got to it yet! (If I do…) 1mo
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Caroline2 I‘m starting tonight too. Gonna save All fours I think. Too many heavy books lately 😂 1mo
Leniverse All Fours can wait until whenever it is that we are reading it for Camp Litsy. July? But it's nice to know I might have to brace for it. 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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Still my favourite Salem...

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RaeLovesToRead
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Starting a spooky buddy read with some buddies! (You know who you are 😊💕)

I LOVE the cover of this version.

Branwen YES! 2mo
Branwen I desperately need this edition! 😩 This cover is perfect! 1mo
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I‘ve tried to read this book several times since I was a teen, and it finally clicked for me. Right place, right time! The story was everything I‘ve come to expect from King: rich setting, sympathetic characters (and some not-so-sympathetic!), and creeping dread that I sometimes had to put down and walk away from for a bit. Very glad I finally managed to read this one, and I could see myself reading it again someday!

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#NewYearNewBooks
22. Title begins with S
#TitleBeginsWithS

Eggs Brilliant 🖤❤️‍🔥🩶 6mo
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Today's reading

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Cortg
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Ohhh, how did I not know Salem‘s Lot is a vampire story?! I do love a good vampire book and I loved King‘s version. Perfect October read! 🧛🏻‍♀️ #Pop23 ~a book published the year you were born #Booked2023 ~a modern take on a classic

squirrelbrain I didn‘t know that either….☺️ 9mo
BarbaraBB Well done!! 9mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I didn't know that either. 9mo
Cortg @BarbaraBB Thanks! 9mo
Cortg @squirrelbrain @Graciouswarriorprincess Whew! Thanks. I‘m glad to know I‘m not the only one who did not know this. 🙂 9mo
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JessClark78
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Day 22 #Scarathlon Photo Challenge

#Fear #Scare

+6 points #HHC #HalloweenHexesCoven

dabbe 🖤🧡🖤 9mo
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mdemanatee
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I chat through some books that have scared me https://youtu.be/3ZbxnExohE8

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ladym30 Love this movie!❤️🎃 9mo
dabbe 🧡🎃🧡 9mo
MrT What a coincidence. I watched part 1 last night too. Very nostalgic and Ralphie still managed to unsettle me. 9mo
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Cazxxx
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Weekend reading 🧛🏻

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Maggie4483
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So, I subscribed to Audible a few months ago because I was trying to finish the tagged book quickly before a book club meeting. I really enjoyed listening to the book, but when I went back and read it again in print, I realized I missed so much on audio. I‘m too easily distracted, & I don‘t think audiobooks are for me. I‘d rather that money go to a BOTM subscription. With that said, I still have 2 credits I need to use. So my question is…(cont ⬇️)

Maggie4483 …is there any book that you feel really needs to be listened to? Something that‘s better on audio than in print? Something that‘s made better by the narrator? I‘d love to hear your recs. Also, any thoughts on Book of the Month? Pros? Cons? Despite my poor listening skills, I‘m all ears. 😊 10mo
CSeydel I usually prefer print, too. Here are a couple that have “full cast audio” that I really enjoyed listening to: Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders; The Making of Another Motion Picture Masterpiece, by Tom Hanks; The Only Plane in the Sky, by Garrett Graff. (edited) 10mo
dabbe I haven't read or listened to it yet, but I've seen TONS of people praising Meryl Streep for reading TOM LAKE. 🤗

BTW, I get too distracted, too! 😍
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Deblovestoread Mary Jane was fully enhanced on the audio version for me. I also enjoyed Unlikely Animals on audio. 10mo
CSeydel Also, if you are at all interested in celebrity memoirs, it‘s fun to hear them read by the author. I don‘t do a lot of memoir but I have listened to a few. Lucky Man, by Michael J Fox; Born Standing Up, by Steve Martin; Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me, by Mindy Kaling 10mo
BookLineNSinker This book is excellent on audio because of involvement with podcasts. I loved the book and I feel it's definitely one that's enhanced by audio. 10mo
Maggie4483 @CSeydel @dabbe @Deblovestoread : Thank you! I'll look into these!!!
@BookLineNSinker - I'm actually reading that in print right now for my NEXT book club meeting (and may hang on to one of those credits just in case I have to rush to finish it 😂). Thank you!!!
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I guess, when some random bloke on a book app says that an author with nearly 50 years of worldwide success writes bloated, boring books, it‘s a bit like an out of shape footballer on Hackney Marshes saying he doesn‘t rate Lionel Messi. But the facts are,although I didn‘t bail (Like It) I skimmed. I wish I could “get” King but I think his best ideas are always reinterpreted better by movie makers. Tobe Hooper made ‘Salem‘s Lot iconic. This is dull

bthegood Love this review - 😅 11mo
Bookwomble Hmm, I keep being directed towards King, but I'm just not that interested. You've confirmed this for me! 😉👍 11mo
The_Book_Ninja @bthegood Much appreciated😉 11mo
The_Book_Ninja @Bookwomble Did a buddy read with Mrs Ninja. She‘s absolutely loving it. King fans are passionate 11mo
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DeeLew
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I‘m getting a jump start on horror season. Who am I kidding? It‘s horror season all year long for me. 💀🖤

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Horror would be amongst my #LeastFaveGenre, enough to frighten you in life without purposely doing it by reading a book. Don‘t want the nightmares. Having said that I do enjoy Stephen King‘s non-horror books.

Also add on erotic fiction which I won‘t read.

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Eggs I‘m in agreement on both erotic and horror 🙌🏻 12mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs Glad to see I am not alone in these. 12mo
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Carrie might have kickstarted King‘s career, but it‘s ‘Salem‘s Lot that cemented him as a force of nature. This is a remarkable book, equal parts creepy and expansive. One part vampire tale, one part swan song for dwindling, small New England towns that seem to dry up as the world marches forward.

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Jahoobies!
Not as terrifying as the original read when I was 20…or got locked in the freezer.

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Shemac77
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Haven‘t read in 20 years. Hoping it holds up

JazzFeathers I was totally terrorised when l read it. Finally decided to read it only during the day. Couldn't handle it at night 🥶 13mo
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I can‘t believe I‘ve never read this. I also can‘t believe I didn‘t know Stephen King wrote a vampire book. I also also didn‘t know that ‘Salem was actually short for Jerusalem.
I loved this, and really enjoyed reading a vampire story that was actually scary, not sexy (or, worse, TRYING to be sexy). You can definitely tell that it‘s an early work, as there were a lot of loose ends that didn‘t get tied, plot points that that weren‘t followed ⬇️⬇️

Maggie4483 ⬆️⬆️ through on, and main characters whose endings were glossed over and not given the attention I felt they deserved. But overall it was super fun. Allegedly there‘s a new movie coming out this year, but no release date yet. I look forward to seeing it. 13mo
AlaMich This was sooooo scary to me as an early teen! It was the first King I read and it was a hard act to follow! (edited) 13mo
BookwormM Read The Dark Tower series to see how some of those ends tie up 13mo
dabbe I've never read this one either. You've inspired me! #stacked 🤩🤣😍 13mo
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GinaKButler
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Up next on audio! 🎧 Trying to get to some of Stephen King‘s backlist.

#bookspinbingo

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Needed to fill my car with gas and take it through the wash. After this, need to pick up a prescription. But still plenty of time to enjoy my book and some Panera.

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I haven‘t had much time/energy for reading between work and taking care of health stuff, but I had to do some fasting labs this morning and stopped for breakfast after (jasmine latte and egg and cheese sandwich).

LiteraryinLawrence That was really smart! It‘s so important to find little ways to be kind to yourself. 13mo
kspenmoll I am glad you are taking care of you! 13mo
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Enjoyed breakfast for lunch (eggs, hash browns, and a chocolate chip pancake) at the counter of my favorite cafe while reading my book before heading to my infusion treatment for my Crohn‘s. Had a nice conversation with a couple waitresses about what books we were reading, too. Perfect way to start a weekend.

RaeLovesToRead Those pancakes look amazing 🥰🥰🥰 1y
Texreader Your breakfast sounds amazing. Wish I were there. 😋 1y
shortsarahrose @RaeLovesToRead perfectly fluffy with pockets of chocolate 😋 1y
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jenniferw88 *waves* I have infusions for my Crohn's too! 1y
shortsarahrose @jenniferw88 Hi, fellow Crohnie! I‘m on Entyvio (though I‘m probably going to get switched to Stelara cause it isn‘t working the best anymore - I‘ll miss my infusions for reading time). My sister also has Crohn‘s and is on inflixamab. 1y
jenniferw88 @shortsarahrose I'm on infliximab! 😀 1y
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This is a slow burner, laced with dread; as is most of King‘s work. King is the only author who makes me feel genuine fear. He has an uncanny ability to write small towns and lifelike characters, and this is evidently displayed in ‘salems lot.

My first foray into vampires, and these are definitely not the ‘sparkly‘ kind. Another solid book from the master himself!

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“‘Sounds more like the Good Humor man to me,‘ Parkins said, and tapped his ash into the vase again.”

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“Matt stood on his stoop for almost a full minute after the sound of the car had died away, his hands poked into his jacket pockets, his eyes turned toward the house on the hill.”

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King‘s classic tale of vampires infiltrating small town America is just as creepy as I remember. This is slow burn horror at its finest, and when things start to ramp up, you‘re stuck on the rollercoaster until it‘s time to get off. King creates just as many lovable characters as evil ones, and The Lot‘s ragtag band of heroes is no exception. A remarkable second novel with impact. I won‘t be looking out my bedroom window at night anytime soon. 4⭐️

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“‘There,‘ he said. ‘Oh, Susan.‘”

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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I met my #20in4 goals this past weekend by finishing one book and reaching 50% on my February Stephen King pick. With this, I am on track to meet my 2023 of 100 books! Thanks for the inspiration, Littens!

Andrew65 Brilliant, well done 👏👏👏🙌🎊🥳🍾🥂😍 1y
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“And then she felt the cold flesh of his wrist and the lack of movement in the light blue tracery of veins beneath her fingers, and she ran for the nurses‘ station to report a death on the ward.”

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“Floyd left. The Bryant kid put another dime in the juke, and Dick Curless began to sing ‘Bury the Bottle with Me.‘”

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Unexpected day off work because of a snow day (a real perk of working at a college!). April and I are taking full advantage #catsoflitsy

dabbe Sweetest kitty! Hi, April! ❣️🐾❣️ 1y
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“‘I‘m scared,‘ he said.
‘I am, too,‘ the tall man answered.”

Lunchtime read. Very intriguing start to this novel!

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I re read this whilst on holiday. I still loved it but maybe not as much as my 16 year old self. I‘ve always had a soft spot for a good vampire novel!

LeahBergen My 16 year old self loved this, too. 😄 1y
Reggie This is my favorite King and what you said is why I don‘t wanna reread it. I just want it to stay perfect. 1y
Rissreads @Reggie good plan! 1y
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#Pop23 Oops! I don‘t have much to choose from for published books in my birth year. I was super excited to see Salem‘s Lot but for some reason in my head I was thinking The Stand, which I started yesterday and I‘m hooked on! So I‘ll finish that as my longest book on my TBR and read Salem‘s Lot this year as well. Going old school King this year!

ItsAngel The Stand is one of my all time favorites! Enjoy! 😉 2y
Cortg @ItsAngel So many say it‘s their favorite SK book. I‘ve only just begun, but I‘m hooked! 2y
BarbaraBB I totally understand you were hooked on The Stand from the start! 2y
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squirrelbrain Ha! Enjoy both! 2y
Cortg @BarbaraBB I think you‘re right! 2y
Cortg @squirrelbrain Thanks! I‘m sure I will 😂 2y
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A thoroughly enjoyable read. I can't say I found it all that scary, but I was riveted none the less. 🧛

TieDyeDude I just read this in October. Agreed; very creepy, but not particularly scary. I guess with the oversaturation of vampires in pop culture in the 2000s, the older stuff loses some of its impact. 2y
Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary 🥳🎉 2y
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And, of course, I got books for gifts! 🎁 📚 #bookhaul

The set of Stephen King from my Mom, who has certainly read all of these at least once and is excited that I‘ve hit my King-reading phase. The tagged will probably be the first I read.

A chronic illness memoir from my sister. We both have Crohn‘s (I‘ve been diagnosed since 2013; she was just diagnosed this summer). The author also has Crohn‘s, so this is now on both our TBRs.

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A very good King novel. I was expecting gruesome horror and this was more psychological; not a lot of physical action, even at the end. And, having read The Dark Tower first, I was surprised Father Callahan didn't have a bigger presence. One of my favorite things about King, though, is that you really get to know all his characters, and you care about the town before the nightmare begins.

TheNeverendingTBR He's a great character. Lone vampire slayer! His showdown at the Dixie Pig was legendary! 2y
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Lazy morning reads. Things have been quite hectic for the last month or so, but relief is in sight.

TheNeverendingTBR Now this looks like a good way to spend a Saturday 😁 2y
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#wondrouswednesday Thanks @Eggs for the tag!

1) tagged, in high school, in the 80s—the wind was howling and tree branches were scratching my window. I was terrified. I loved Stephen King back in the day!
2) Tough pick: two series: Discovery of Witches and Practical Magic
3) dark blue or deep green

Want to play: @MaleficentBookDragon @Catsandbooks @julesG @Mitch @MatchlessMarie @Lizpixie @Librarybelle @IndoorDame @aperfectmjk @TheAromaofBooks ?

julesG Thanks for the tag! 2y
Catsandbooks Thanks for the tag! Love discovery of witches! ✨💕 2y
Eggs Thanks Karen for playing and sharing 🧡 2y
Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 2y
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#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Day23 #Story There‘s no greater storyteller in my opinion than Stephen King. This is my favourite King novel, scared me stupid as a kid. I still can‘t sleep with my neck uncovered & with the curtains open. That miniseries with the scratching on the glass😱 #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 6pts

tpixie Lol yes!!! I‘ve had to keep my curtains closed and covered up as well!! I wonder how many of us there are?!! (edited) 2y
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#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Day16 #Scared I don‘t think any other King book scared me quite as much as this one did when I was 13. Also, the mini series in the 80s terrified me! That kid scratching at the window?😱 #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 6pts

TrishB That kid scratching on the window freaked me out as a teenager too! 2y
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#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94 tagged by @Eggs ❤️

🎃 Mistery for sure
🎃 I like both
🎃 Salem's Lot

Everybody is tagged

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎃✨📖🏚🕯 2y
Eggs 🧡🧡 2y
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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Returning to Stephen King today, as this is one of the scariest vampire stories I‘ve read (maybe because I read it as a kid - oh, the 80s/90s). Little Danny Glick as a child vampire haunted me for years. #scarathlondailyprompts #vampire #teamslaughter

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I‘m slowly making my way through SK‘s backlist and selected this “vampire” read for #scaralthon I started this Saturday and finished it this evening this #chunkster was quite the page turner. I can see how this one terrified one of my friends when she read it as a kid. #TeamMonsterMash. This read is my October #bookspin book as well! @StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
b.elschie Salem's Lot is one of my favorite books (my copy is pretty beat up honestly). If you haven't, season 2 of Castle Rock does a good blending of Salem's Lot and Misery, which does both books tons of justice. 2y
KristiAhlers @b.elschie oh I‘ll check that out! Thanks! 2y
b.elschie @KristiAhlers My pleasure! The first season is really good as well! 2y
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Audiobook pick:
Finished this vampire classic today.

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An incredible read. This remains one of my favorite stories about vampires. The pacing is economical, the "stakes" feel real, and the characters are largely compelling - especially in the case of Mark Petrie. There's a reason I keep coming back to Salem's Lot. 5/5. #ReadKing