Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
Published: October 17, 1975
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
“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.”
This book is pretty much everything I love about Stephen King…especially old school Stephen King. Slow, gradual buildup,terrific character development, crazy imaginative detail & storyline…all leading up to a spine tingling, hair raising conclusion!
Nobody seems to weave a story quite like the talented Stephen King can. The details and side stories that, at first, seem unimportant always tie up in the end in such a beautiful way. He manages to describe so well, in words, what inhabits most of our deepest nightmares and fears.
I’m actually surprised that I haven’t read this book until now as I’ve been a huge fan of Stephen King since I was a young teenager. I’ve read quite a few of his books and always enjoy the emotional ride they seem to take me on. There were points, after reading this book, that I had to make sure I had an extra light on in my quiet wanderings of the house…that’s how I know it’s a good King book. I love the “old school” description of vampires as actual blood sucking, hideous undead as opposed to brooding, misunderstood lovers 😉
If you love Stephen King for his horror writing and haven’t yet read this…I highly recommend it. If you enjoy feeling terrified in the safety of your own home, this book is for you 🙂
Thank you, Mr King, for forever giving me a nice case of safe terror 🙂