'Salem's Lot

'Salem's Lot

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 town....

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Title:'Salem's Lot
Author:Stephen King
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:Salem's Lot
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:483 pages pages

'Salem's Lot Reviews

  • Mary
    Oct 30, 2007

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

  • Dan Schwent
    Feb 07, 2008

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

  • Matt
    Nov 07, 2016

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

  • Kasia
    Feb 09, 2009

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

    Stephen King's take on vampires. I didn't enjoy this book as much as CARRIE. THE HEROES: - An author. Of course. Self-insertion much? Notably the only character who has good sex in the novel. (I'm not complaining about the self-insertion... but I want you to know I notice what yo...

    I fall more in love with this book and its characters every single time I read it. It's both heartbreaking and terrifying and that's a huge part of why I love it so much. I always have a hard time enjoying vampire novels and I definitely think that stems from my love of this book. King...

    I stayed up till nearly 4 am on a weekday to finish this book. I would have to admit that Stephen King and his weird ass books hold the record of keeping me up late into the night, regardless of the day of week. I want to read all his books but I have to spread them out because I just ...

    Brilliant! Just Brilliant! I wasn't even born in 1975 when the book was published, yet i connected with the story and the characters. They didn't seem old fashioned and out-dated. Stephen King sure knows how to captivate the reader and scare the shit out of them in his typical way. ...

    In ?Salem?s Lot?, one of his most well-known novels, Stephen King masterfully explores the effects of evilness on unsuspecting and (more or less) innocent people through the introduction of vampires. He presents a vivid cast of characters to his readers, including the main protag...

    Loved it more the second time around. This book is soooo tense! It's everything you need in a horror book. This book remains the only book that I've had a physical reaction to. I was that spooked that I jumped a little and dropped my book (kindle). Too bad everyone on the train see...

    I find Stephen King repetitive, his characters not all that likable, his endings BAD. But I like silly potboilers featuring vampires. Don't judge me!! I'm an vampire fanatic, and Salem's Lot is one of the undead classics, I was bound to read it. Ok, I was bound to listen to the audiobo...

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Feb 13, 2009

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

  • Rachel
    Oct 28, 2017

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

    Stephen King's take on vampires. I didn't enjoy this book as much as CARRIE. THE HEROES: - An author. Of course. Self-insertion much? Notably the only character who has good sex in the novel. (I'm not complaining about the self-insertion... but I want you to know I notice what yo...

    I fall more in love with this book and its characters every single time I read it. It's both heartbreaking and terrifying and that's a huge part of why I love it so much. I always have a hard time enjoying vampire novels and I definitely think that stems from my love of this book. King...

    I stayed up till nearly 4 am on a weekday to finish this book. I would have to admit that Stephen King and his weird ass books hold the record of keeping me up late into the night, regardless of the day of week. I want to read all his books but I have to spread them out because I just ...

    Brilliant! Just Brilliant! I wasn't even born in 1975 when the book was published, yet i connected with the story and the characters. They didn't seem old fashioned and out-dated. Stephen King sure knows how to captivate the reader and scare the shit out of them in his typical way. ...

    In ?Salem?s Lot?, one of his most well-known novels, Stephen King masterfully explores the effects of evilness on unsuspecting and (more or less) innocent people through the introduction of vampires. He presents a vivid cast of characters to his readers, including the main protag...

    Loved it more the second time around. This book is soooo tense! It's everything you need in a horror book. This book remains the only book that I've had a physical reaction to. I was that spooked that I jumped a little and dropped my book (kindle). Too bad everyone on the train see...

    I find Stephen King repetitive, his characters not all that likable, his endings BAD. But I like silly potboilers featuring vampires. Don't judge me!! I'm an vampire fanatic, and Salem's Lot is one of the undead classics, I was bound to read it. Ok, I was bound to listen to the audiobo...

    This was my second Stephen King read which I really enjoyed. I thought it was much better than Carrie as the story was better developed and more enthralling. The idea behind the novel was basic in one sense but incredibly gripping and for me, unpredictable until someone spoiled it. How...

    I've missed reading King's books. He really knows how to tell a story. This story is set in the 1970s and it shows, not only because of the homophobic statements, also because of the very homogeneous population, the most "exotic" person in the town being an Austrian immigrant. ...

    Vampires are my personal boogieman. I remember seeing "Salem's Lot" the movie, with David Soul as Ben Mears, when I was fifteen years old, and I truly believed in the existence of vampires for at least a week after watching that movie. (...and maybe, I never stopped believing...) ...

    Maybe the greatest vampire novel of all time. Certainly one of the scariest stories I've ever read. I loved everything about this book. The audio version is also excellent, narrated by Ron McClarty. The best vampire book since SALEM'S LOT would have to be by Michael Rowe. ...

    You read a book, you like it, you want to talk about it. Sometimes want to gush about it. Write a review about it. But then there are books that leave you unsure of what you feel about them and how much you really liked them. And what to write in a review, if you did decide to write on...

    Following the death of his wife, author Ben Mears returns to Jerusalem?s Lot, the town in which he spent his childhood, to continue work on a novel. However, it wouldn?t be a Stephen King story if there wasn?t something sinister lurking in a small town. Did I mention this takes p...

    Salem?s Lot is the first and only Stephen King novel I?ve ever read. To be honest, this is a short review because I didn?t finish it. The problem wasn?t that King wasn?t a compelling writer who has obviously honed his craft. Every single chapter was interesting and immersi...

    Getting to read Salem's Lot for the first time, right before Halloween, has been one of the most pleasant reading experiences of my life. If I could give this book more stars than five, I would. Salem's Lot is a spooky and evocative vampire tale; at times, I was anxiously turning the p...

  • Rowena
    Apr 04, 2013

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

    Stephen King's take on vampires. I didn't enjoy this book as much as CARRIE. THE HEROES: - An author. Of course. Self-insertion much? Notably the only character who has good sex in the novel. (I'm not complaining about the self-insertion... but I want you to know I notice what yo...

    I fall more in love with this book and its characters every single time I read it. It's both heartbreaking and terrifying and that's a huge part of why I love it so much. I always have a hard time enjoying vampire novels and I definitely think that stems from my love of this book. King...

    I stayed up till nearly 4 am on a weekday to finish this book. I would have to admit that Stephen King and his weird ass books hold the record of keeping me up late into the night, regardless of the day of week. I want to read all his books but I have to spread them out because I just ...

    Brilliant! Just Brilliant! I wasn't even born in 1975 when the book was published, yet i connected with the story and the characters. They didn't seem old fashioned and out-dated. Stephen King sure knows how to captivate the reader and scare the shit out of them in his typical way. ...

    In ?Salem?s Lot?, one of his most well-known novels, Stephen King masterfully explores the effects of evilness on unsuspecting and (more or less) innocent people through the introduction of vampires. He presents a vivid cast of characters to his readers, including the main protag...

    Loved it more the second time around. This book is soooo tense! It's everything you need in a horror book. This book remains the only book that I've had a physical reaction to. I was that spooked that I jumped a little and dropped my book (kindle). Too bad everyone on the train see...

    I find Stephen King repetitive, his characters not all that likable, his endings BAD. But I like silly potboilers featuring vampires. Don't judge me!! I'm an vampire fanatic, and Salem's Lot is one of the undead classics, I was bound to read it. Ok, I was bound to listen to the audiobo...

    This was my second Stephen King read which I really enjoyed. I thought it was much better than Carrie as the story was better developed and more enthralling. The idea behind the novel was basic in one sense but incredibly gripping and for me, unpredictable until someone spoiled it. How...

    I've missed reading King's books. He really knows how to tell a story. This story is set in the 1970s and it shows, not only because of the homophobic statements, also because of the very homogeneous population, the most "exotic" person in the town being an Austrian immigrant. ...

  • Brandon
    Sep 14, 2016

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

    Stephen King's take on vampires. I didn't enjoy this book as much as CARRIE. THE HEROES: - An author. Of course. Self-insertion much? Notably the only character who has good sex in the novel. (I'm not complaining about the self-insertion... but I want you to know I notice what yo...

    I fall more in love with this book and its characters every single time I read it. It's both heartbreaking and terrifying and that's a huge part of why I love it so much. I always have a hard time enjoying vampire novels and I definitely think that stems from my love of this book. King...

    I stayed up till nearly 4 am on a weekday to finish this book. I would have to admit that Stephen King and his weird ass books hold the record of keeping me up late into the night, regardless of the day of week. I want to read all his books but I have to spread them out because I just ...

    Brilliant! Just Brilliant! I wasn't even born in 1975 when the book was published, yet i connected with the story and the characters. They didn't seem old fashioned and out-dated. Stephen King sure knows how to captivate the reader and scare the shit out of them in his typical way. ...

    In ?Salem?s Lot?, one of his most well-known novels, Stephen King masterfully explores the effects of evilness on unsuspecting and (more or less) innocent people through the introduction of vampires. He presents a vivid cast of characters to his readers, including the main protag...

    Loved it more the second time around. This book is soooo tense! It's everything you need in a horror book. This book remains the only book that I've had a physical reaction to. I was that spooked that I jumped a little and dropped my book (kindle). Too bad everyone on the train see...

    I find Stephen King repetitive, his characters not all that likable, his endings BAD. But I like silly potboilers featuring vampires. Don't judge me!! I'm an vampire fanatic, and Salem's Lot is one of the undead classics, I was bound to read it. Ok, I was bound to listen to the audiobo...

    This was my second Stephen King read which I really enjoyed. I thought it was much better than Carrie as the story was better developed and more enthralling. The idea behind the novel was basic in one sense but incredibly gripping and for me, unpredictable until someone spoiled it. How...

    I've missed reading King's books. He really knows how to tell a story. This story is set in the 1970s and it shows, not only because of the homophobic statements, also because of the very homogeneous population, the most "exotic" person in the town being an Austrian immigrant. ...

    Vampires are my personal boogieman. I remember seeing "Salem's Lot" the movie, with David Soul as Ben Mears, when I was fifteen years old, and I truly believed in the existence of vampires for at least a week after watching that movie. (...and maybe, I never stopped believing...) ...

    Maybe the greatest vampire novel of all time. Certainly one of the scariest stories I've ever read. I loved everything about this book. The audio version is also excellent, narrated by Ron McClarty. The best vampire book since SALEM'S LOT would have to be by Michael Rowe. ...

    You read a book, you like it, you want to talk about it. Sometimes want to gush about it. Write a review about it. But then there are books that leave you unsure of what you feel about them and how much you really liked them. And what to write in a review, if you did decide to write on...

    Following the death of his wife, author Ben Mears returns to Jerusalem?s Lot, the town in which he spent his childhood, to continue work on a novel. However, it wouldn?t be a Stephen King story if there wasn?t something sinister lurking in a small town. Did I mention this takes p...

  • Kat Kennedy
    Apr 20, 2010

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

    Stephen King's take on vampires. I didn't enjoy this book as much as CARRIE. THE HEROES: - An author. Of course. Self-insertion much? Notably the only character who has good sex in the novel. (I'm not complaining about the self-insertion... but I want you to know I notice what yo...

    I fall more in love with this book and its characters every single time I read it. It's both heartbreaking and terrifying and that's a huge part of why I love it so much. I always have a hard time enjoying vampire novels and I definitely think that stems from my love of this book. King...

    I stayed up till nearly 4 am on a weekday to finish this book. I would have to admit that Stephen King and his weird ass books hold the record of keeping me up late into the night, regardless of the day of week. I want to read all his books but I have to spread them out because I just ...

    Brilliant! Just Brilliant! I wasn't even born in 1975 when the book was published, yet i connected with the story and the characters. They didn't seem old fashioned and out-dated. Stephen King sure knows how to captivate the reader and scare the shit out of them in his typical way. ...

    In ?Salem?s Lot?, one of his most well-known novels, Stephen King masterfully explores the effects of evilness on unsuspecting and (more or less) innocent people through the introduction of vampires. He presents a vivid cast of characters to his readers, including the main protag...

    Loved it more the second time around. This book is soooo tense! It's everything you need in a horror book. This book remains the only book that I've had a physical reaction to. I was that spooked that I jumped a little and dropped my book (kindle). Too bad everyone on the train see...

    I find Stephen King repetitive, his characters not all that likable, his endings BAD. But I like silly potboilers featuring vampires. Don't judge me!! I'm an vampire fanatic, and Salem's Lot is one of the undead classics, I was bound to read it. Ok, I was bound to listen to the audiobo...

    This was my second Stephen King read which I really enjoyed. I thought it was much better than Carrie as the story was better developed and more enthralling. The idea behind the novel was basic in one sense but incredibly gripping and for me, unpredictable until someone spoiled it. How...

    I've missed reading King's books. He really knows how to tell a story. This story is set in the 1970s and it shows, not only because of the homophobic statements, also because of the very homogeneous population, the most "exotic" person in the town being an Austrian immigrant. ...

    Vampires are my personal boogieman. I remember seeing "Salem's Lot" the movie, with David Soul as Ben Mears, when I was fifteen years old, and I truly believed in the existence of vampires for at least a week after watching that movie. (...and maybe, I never stopped believing...) ...

    Maybe the greatest vampire novel of all time. Certainly one of the scariest stories I've ever read. I loved everything about this book. The audio version is also excellent, narrated by Ron McClarty. The best vampire book since SALEM'S LOT would have to be by Michael Rowe. ...

    You read a book, you like it, you want to talk about it. Sometimes want to gush about it. Write a review about it. But then there are books that leave you unsure of what you feel about them and how much you really liked them. And what to write in a review, if you did decide to write on...

    Following the death of his wife, author Ben Mears returns to Jerusalem?s Lot, the town in which he spent his childhood, to continue work on a novel. However, it wouldn?t be a Stephen King story if there wasn?t something sinister lurking in a small town. Did I mention this takes p...

    Salem?s Lot is the first and only Stephen King novel I?ve ever read. To be honest, this is a short review because I didn?t finish it. The problem wasn?t that King wasn?t a compelling writer who has obviously honed his craft. Every single chapter was interesting and immersi...

  • Nataliya
    May 14, 2012

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

  • Bradley
    Mar 25, 2013

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

  • Suzanne
    Jan 26, 2018

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

    Stephen King's take on vampires. I didn't enjoy this book as much as CARRIE. THE HEROES: - An author. Of course. Self-insertion much? Notably the only character who has good sex in the novel. (I'm not complaining about the self-insertion... but I want you to know I notice what yo...

    I fall more in love with this book and its characters every single time I read it. It's both heartbreaking and terrifying and that's a huge part of why I love it so much. I always have a hard time enjoying vampire novels and I definitely think that stems from my love of this book. King...

    I stayed up till nearly 4 am on a weekday to finish this book. I would have to admit that Stephen King and his weird ass books hold the record of keeping me up late into the night, regardless of the day of week. I want to read all his books but I have to spread them out because I just ...

  • Lyn
    Jul 31, 2011

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

  • Delee
    Jan 02, 2016

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

  • Char
    Oct 13, 2011

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

  • Celeste
    Oct 09, 2017

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

  • Edward Lorn
    Apr 17, 2012

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

  • Samadrita
    Dec 31, 2012

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

  • Mohammed Arabey
    Feb 02, 2016

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

  • Paul O'Neill
    May 21, 2016

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

    Stephen King's take on vampires. I didn't enjoy this book as much as CARRIE. THE HEROES: - An author. Of course. Self-insertion much? Notably the only character who has good sex in the novel. (I'm not complaining about the self-insertion... but I want you to know I notice what yo...

    I fall more in love with this book and its characters every single time I read it. It's both heartbreaking and terrifying and that's a huge part of why I love it so much. I always have a hard time enjoying vampire novels and I definitely think that stems from my love of this book. King...

    I stayed up till nearly 4 am on a weekday to finish this book. I would have to admit that Stephen King and his weird ass books hold the record of keeping me up late into the night, regardless of the day of week. I want to read all his books but I have to spread them out because I just ...

    Brilliant! Just Brilliant! I wasn't even born in 1975 when the book was published, yet i connected with the story and the characters. They didn't seem old fashioned and out-dated. Stephen King sure knows how to captivate the reader and scare the shit out of them in his typical way. ...

    In ?Salem?s Lot?, one of his most well-known novels, Stephen King masterfully explores the effects of evilness on unsuspecting and (more or less) innocent people through the introduction of vampires. He presents a vivid cast of characters to his readers, including the main protag...

    Loved it more the second time around. This book is soooo tense! It's everything you need in a horror book. This book remains the only book that I've had a physical reaction to. I was that spooked that I jumped a little and dropped my book (kindle). Too bad everyone on the train see...

  • Will M.
    Jun 13, 2014

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

  • Anish Kohli
    Apr 16, 2017

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

    Stephen King's take on vampires. I didn't enjoy this book as much as CARRIE. THE HEROES: - An author. Of course. Self-insertion much? Notably the only character who has good sex in the novel. (I'm not complaining about the self-insertion... but I want you to know I notice what yo...

    I fall more in love with this book and its characters every single time I read it. It's both heartbreaking and terrifying and that's a huge part of why I love it so much. I always have a hard time enjoying vampire novels and I definitely think that stems from my love of this book. King...

    I stayed up till nearly 4 am on a weekday to finish this book. I would have to admit that Stephen King and his weird ass books hold the record of keeping me up late into the night, regardless of the day of week. I want to read all his books but I have to spread them out because I just ...

    Brilliant! Just Brilliant! I wasn't even born in 1975 when the book was published, yet i connected with the story and the characters. They didn't seem old fashioned and out-dated. Stephen King sure knows how to captivate the reader and scare the shit out of them in his typical way. ...

    In ?Salem?s Lot?, one of his most well-known novels, Stephen King masterfully explores the effects of evilness on unsuspecting and (more or less) innocent people through the introduction of vampires. He presents a vivid cast of characters to his readers, including the main protag...

    Loved it more the second time around. This book is soooo tense! It's everything you need in a horror book. This book remains the only book that I've had a physical reaction to. I was that spooked that I jumped a little and dropped my book (kindle). Too bad everyone on the train see...

    I find Stephen King repetitive, his characters not all that likable, his endings BAD. But I like silly potboilers featuring vampires. Don't judge me!! I'm an vampire fanatic, and Salem's Lot is one of the undead classics, I was bound to read it. Ok, I was bound to listen to the audiobo...

    This was my second Stephen King read which I really enjoyed. I thought it was much better than Carrie as the story was better developed and more enthralling. The idea behind the novel was basic in one sense but incredibly gripping and for me, unpredictable until someone spoiled it. How...

    I've missed reading King's books. He really knows how to tell a story. This story is set in the 1970s and it shows, not only because of the homophobic statements, also because of the very homogeneous population, the most "exotic" person in the town being an Austrian immigrant. ...

    Vampires are my personal boogieman. I remember seeing "Salem's Lot" the movie, with David Soul as Ben Mears, when I was fifteen years old, and I truly believed in the existence of vampires for at least a week after watching that movie. (...and maybe, I never stopped believing...) ...

    Maybe the greatest vampire novel of all time. Certainly one of the scariest stories I've ever read. I loved everything about this book. The audio version is also excellent, narrated by Ron McClarty. The best vampire book since SALEM'S LOT would have to be by Michael Rowe. ...

    You read a book, you like it, you want to talk about it. Sometimes want to gush about it. Write a review about it. But then there are books that leave you unsure of what you feel about them and how much you really liked them. And what to write in a review, if you did decide to write on...

  • Helga
    Jun 08, 2016

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

    Stephen King's take on vampires. I didn't enjoy this book as much as CARRIE. THE HEROES: - An author. Of course. Self-insertion much? Notably the only character who has good sex in the novel. (I'm not complaining about the self-insertion... but I want you to know I notice what yo...

    I fall more in love with this book and its characters every single time I read it. It's both heartbreaking and terrifying and that's a huge part of why I love it so much. I always have a hard time enjoying vampire novels and I definitely think that stems from my love of this book. King...

    I stayed up till nearly 4 am on a weekday to finish this book. I would have to admit that Stephen King and his weird ass books hold the record of keeping me up late into the night, regardless of the day of week. I want to read all his books but I have to spread them out because I just ...

    Brilliant! Just Brilliant! I wasn't even born in 1975 when the book was published, yet i connected with the story and the characters. They didn't seem old fashioned and out-dated. Stephen King sure knows how to captivate the reader and scare the shit out of them in his typical way. ...

  • Carmen
    Feb 10, 2014

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

    Stephen King's take on vampires. I didn't enjoy this book as much as CARRIE. THE HEROES: - An author. Of course. Self-insertion much? Notably the only character who has good sex in the novel. (I'm not complaining about the self-insertion... but I want you to know I notice what yo...

  • Ashley Daviau
    Mar 29, 2017

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

    Stephen King's take on vampires. I didn't enjoy this book as much as CARRIE. THE HEROES: - An author. Of course. Self-insertion much? Notably the only character who has good sex in the novel. (I'm not complaining about the self-insertion... but I want you to know I notice what yo...

    I fall more in love with this book and its characters every single time I read it. It's both heartbreaking and terrifying and that's a huge part of why I love it so much. I always have a hard time enjoying vampire novels and I definitely think that stems from my love of this book. King...

  • Councillor
    Nov 06, 2015

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

    Stephen King's take on vampires. I didn't enjoy this book as much as CARRIE. THE HEROES: - An author. Of course. Self-insertion much? Notably the only character who has good sex in the novel. (I'm not complaining about the self-insertion... but I want you to know I notice what yo...

    I fall more in love with this book and its characters every single time I read it. It's both heartbreaking and terrifying and that's a huge part of why I love it so much. I always have a hard time enjoying vampire novels and I definitely think that stems from my love of this book. King...

    I stayed up till nearly 4 am on a weekday to finish this book. I would have to admit that Stephen King and his weird ass books hold the record of keeping me up late into the night, regardless of the day of week. I want to read all his books but I have to spread them out because I just ...

    Brilliant! Just Brilliant! I wasn't even born in 1975 when the book was published, yet i connected with the story and the characters. They didn't seem old fashioned and out-dated. Stephen King sure knows how to captivate the reader and scare the shit out of them in his typical way. ...

    In ?Salem?s Lot?, one of his most well-known novels, Stephen King masterfully explores the effects of evilness on unsuspecting and (more or less) innocent people through the introduction of vampires. He presents a vivid cast of characters to his readers, including the main protag...

  • Reading Corner
    Nov 08, 2015

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

    Stephen King's take on vampires. I didn't enjoy this book as much as CARRIE. THE HEROES: - An author. Of course. Self-insertion much? Notably the only character who has good sex in the novel. (I'm not complaining about the self-insertion... but I want you to know I notice what yo...

    I fall more in love with this book and its characters every single time I read it. It's both heartbreaking and terrifying and that's a huge part of why I love it so much. I always have a hard time enjoying vampire novels and I definitely think that stems from my love of this book. King...

    I stayed up till nearly 4 am on a weekday to finish this book. I would have to admit that Stephen King and his weird ass books hold the record of keeping me up late into the night, regardless of the day of week. I want to read all his books but I have to spread them out because I just ...

    Brilliant! Just Brilliant! I wasn't even born in 1975 when the book was published, yet i connected with the story and the characters. They didn't seem old fashioned and out-dated. Stephen King sure knows how to captivate the reader and scare the shit out of them in his typical way. ...

    In ?Salem?s Lot?, one of his most well-known novels, Stephen King masterfully explores the effects of evilness on unsuspecting and (more or less) innocent people through the introduction of vampires. He presents a vivid cast of characters to his readers, including the main protag...

    Loved it more the second time around. This book is soooo tense! It's everything you need in a horror book. This book remains the only book that I've had a physical reaction to. I was that spooked that I jumped a little and dropped my book (kindle). Too bad everyone on the train see...

    I find Stephen King repetitive, his characters not all that likable, his endings BAD. But I like silly potboilers featuring vampires. Don't judge me!! I'm an vampire fanatic, and Salem's Lot is one of the undead classics, I was bound to read it. Ok, I was bound to listen to the audiobo...

    This was my second Stephen King read which I really enjoyed. I thought it was much better than Carrie as the story was better developed and more enthralling. The idea behind the novel was basic in one sense but incredibly gripping and for me, unpredictable until someone spoiled it. How...

  • Christy
    Oct 12, 2016

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

  • Graeme Rodaughan
    Aug 13, 2016

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

    Stephen King's take on vampires. I didn't enjoy this book as much as CARRIE. THE HEROES: - An author. Of course. Self-insertion much? Notably the only character who has good sex in the novel. (I'm not complaining about the self-insertion... but I want you to know I notice what yo...

    I fall more in love with this book and its characters every single time I read it. It's both heartbreaking and terrifying and that's a huge part of why I love it so much. I always have a hard time enjoying vampire novels and I definitely think that stems from my love of this book. King...

    I stayed up till nearly 4 am on a weekday to finish this book. I would have to admit that Stephen King and his weird ass books hold the record of keeping me up late into the night, regardless of the day of week. I want to read all his books but I have to spread them out because I just ...

    Brilliant! Just Brilliant! I wasn't even born in 1975 when the book was published, yet i connected with the story and the characters. They didn't seem old fashioned and out-dated. Stephen King sure knows how to captivate the reader and scare the shit out of them in his typical way. ...

    In ?Salem?s Lot?, one of his most well-known novels, Stephen King masterfully explores the effects of evilness on unsuspecting and (more or less) innocent people through the introduction of vampires. He presents a vivid cast of characters to his readers, including the main protag...

    Loved it more the second time around. This book is soooo tense! It's everything you need in a horror book. This book remains the only book that I've had a physical reaction to. I was that spooked that I jumped a little and dropped my book (kindle). Too bad everyone on the train see...

    I find Stephen King repetitive, his characters not all that likable, his endings BAD. But I like silly potboilers featuring vampires. Don't judge me!! I'm an vampire fanatic, and Salem's Lot is one of the undead classics, I was bound to read it. Ok, I was bound to listen to the audiobo...

    This was my second Stephen King read which I really enjoyed. I thought it was much better than Carrie as the story was better developed and more enthralling. The idea behind the novel was basic in one sense but incredibly gripping and for me, unpredictable until someone spoiled it. How...

    I've missed reading King's books. He really knows how to tell a story. This story is set in the 1970s and it shows, not only because of the homophobic statements, also because of the very homogeneous population, the most "exotic" person in the town being an Austrian immigrant. ...

    Vampires are my personal boogieman. I remember seeing "Salem's Lot" the movie, with David Soul as Ben Mears, when I was fifteen years old, and I truly believed in the existence of vampires for at least a week after watching that movie. (...and maybe, I never stopped believing...) ...

  • J.K. Grice
    Oct 03, 2017

    There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures. Ahhhh, good old scary times... Vampire stories have been around for a long time - after all, people love a good scare, and what is more terrifying ...

    Well this is annoying times two. I just wrote a review and lost it, and then there's the *other* issue. What other issue? Oh, 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 vampi...

    ????? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?????? "??? ???? ????? ??????? ?...

    Vampires. Years 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 so...

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen years...so 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...

    I hate vampires. I hate them and I hate books about them. I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally 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 s...

    The last time I picked up a King novel, my inclination towards critical analysis of a text was still just a budding obsession. Now it is an enduring preoccupation. Try as I may, I cannot overlook the subtle slips in King's plot arrangement and characterization any more - the inevitabil...

    City folk have a distinct misconception about small towns. We tend to believe that they are tranquil and innocent. That the denizens are wholesome and full of family values. But, we don't see the hidden rot that lurks beneath the sleepy facade. Stephen King does a lot to shatter tha...

    I just finished a re-read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads. I'm so glad that I participated! Remember little Ralphie 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 S...

    When writer Ben Mears moves back to 'Salem's Lot, a sleepy Maine town he spent a few years living in as a child, he has bitten off more than he can chew. 'Salem's lot is home to an ancient evil. Can Ben Mears and his friends stop the vampire in their midst before falling victim to his ...

    A novel about a creepy town and deadly vampires. This should've received 5 stars from me, but I was a bit disappointed with this novel. I 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...

    Full review now posted! If you?re looking for vampires with some bite, look no further. There are few monsters as enduring as the vampire. For well over a thousand years, mankind has told itself stories of preternatural beings who look like us, and perhaps even used to be us, b...

    This is the greatest vampire novel ever written. Forget Stoker, ignore Rice, this is it. Why? Because the vampires herein are not your friends. They are not your lovers. There is nothing remotely lovable about Barlow's children of the night. They simply want to fucking drain you. (v...

    I don?t read a lot of horror, so it?s taken me a bit longer than most to recognize the genius of Stephen King. Belated as it might be, I am finally making my way through his surprisingly versatile oeuvre. At this point, I think I?ve skimmed off much of the cream, having read seve...

    ****WARNING: The following lyrics, and police account are sickening and grotesque---not for children!!!! (Though no spoilers...the man is mentioned in the book briefly ...during a discussion between Father Callahan and Matt Burke in his hospital room, filled with books on vampires......

    Stephen King's take on vampires. I didn't enjoy this book as much as CARRIE. THE HEROES: - An author. Of course. Self-insertion much? Notably the only character who has good sex in the novel. (I'm not complaining about the self-insertion... but I want you to know I notice what yo...

    I fall more in love with this book and its characters every single time I read it. It's both heartbreaking and terrifying and that's a huge part of why I love it so much. I always have a hard time enjoying vampire novels and I definitely think that stems from my love of this book. King...

    I stayed up till nearly 4 am on a weekday to finish this book. I would have to admit that Stephen King and his weird ass books hold the record of keeping me up late into the night, regardless of the day of week. I want to read all his books but I have to spread them out because I just ...

    Brilliant! Just Brilliant! I wasn't even born in 1975 when the book was published, yet i connected with the story and the characters. They didn't seem old fashioned and out-dated. Stephen King sure knows how to captivate the reader and scare the shit out of them in his typical way. ...

    In ?Salem?s Lot?, one of his most well-known novels, Stephen King masterfully explores the effects of evilness on unsuspecting and (more or less) innocent people through the introduction of vampires. He presents a vivid cast of characters to his readers, including the main protag...

    Loved it more the second time around. This book is soooo tense! It's everything you need in a horror book. This book remains the only book that I've had a physical reaction to. I was that spooked that I jumped a little and dropped my book (kindle). Too bad everyone on the train see...

    I find Stephen King repetitive, his characters not all that likable, his endings BAD. But I like silly potboilers featuring vampires. Don't judge me!! I'm an vampire fanatic, and Salem's Lot is one of the undead classics, I was bound to read it. Ok, I was bound to listen to the audiobo...

    This was my second Stephen King read which I really enjoyed. I thought it was much better than Carrie as the story was better developed and more enthralling. The idea behind the novel was basic in one sense but incredibly gripping and for me, unpredictable until someone spoiled it. How...

    I've missed reading King's books. He really knows how to tell a story. This story is set in the 1970s and it shows, not only because of the homophobic statements, also because of the very homogeneous population, the most "exotic" person in the town being an Austrian immigrant. ...

    Vampires are my personal boogieman. I remember seeing "Salem's Lot" the movie, with David Soul as Ben Mears, when I was fifteen years old, and I truly believed in the existence of vampires for at least a week after watching that movie. (...and maybe, I never stopped believing...) ...

    Maybe the greatest vampire novel of all time. Certainly one of the scariest stories I've ever read. I loved everything about this book. The audio version is also excellent, narrated by Ron McClarty. The best vampire book since SALEM'S LOT would have to be by Michael Rowe. ...