'Salem's Lot

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by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)

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Abby Maybe some Shirley Jackson: "Welcome to Hill House" or some Richard Matheson: "I Am Legend." There is a Witches series by Anne Rice that is long, kind…moreMaybe some Shirley Jackson: "Welcome to Hill House" or some Richard Matheson: "I Am Legend." There is a Witches series by Anne Rice that is long, kind of like a history, but it's not that scary. I definitely second "Ghost Story," by Peter Straub. Personally, I kind of dug Alice Hoffman's, "Practical Magic" - and I have heard there is a prequel coming out later this fall. "Hex" by Thomas Olde Heuvelt was pretty good. I highly recommend, "Bird Box," by Josh Malerman (they're not really ghosts - but they COULD BE). "Broken Monsters" by Lauren Beukes was great. And if you haven't read it yet - please read "The Girl With All the Gifts," and it's prequel, "The Boy on the Bridge," by M.R. Carey. (less)
Mads Absolutely.

Here's a sligthly expanded plotline.

The town of 'Salems Lot is a small, sleepy town in Maine.

Around the same point of time, the town gets…more
Absolutely.

Here's a sligthly expanded plotline.

The town of 'Salems Lot is a small, sleepy town in Maine.

Around the same point of time, the town gets three new inhabitants: Ben Mears, a writer of fiction novels, and the partnership of Straker, a mysterious and pale antique dealer, and Barlow, a mysterious character nobody sees. Mears is a former resident of the small town, still haunted by the memories of the Marsten house, a ghostly house with a past that Straker and Barlow takes over and which haunts and fascinates Ben Mears quite some. From around the three arrive in this small town, strange events start taking place, having a significant impact on the future of the small town.(less)
Rebecca Orton The pace is very slow to begin with, but it definitely picks up and the action happens actually quite fast! I got a bit bored at the beginning, but…moreThe pace is very slow to begin with, but it definitely picks up and the action happens actually quite fast! I got a bit bored at the beginning, but stuck with it! It's actually a pretty decent book in the end.(less)
Eric Maxfield To me this is a rather poetic way of increasing the sense of dread. It is no longer that we are fighting some singular entity but instead he has tied…moreTo me this is a rather poetic way of increasing the sense of dread. It is no longer that we are fighting some singular entity but instead he has tied the conflict to fate itself which has the effect of instilling helplessness and awe. I think its pretty effective. These kind of passages are best absorbed and pondered over than analyzed deeply.(less)
Patsy I've read a lot of King, including It and The Shining. I just finished reading Salem's Lot for the first time this week after hearing everybody say it…moreI've read a lot of King, including It and The Shining. I just finished reading Salem's Lot for the first time this week after hearing everybody say it was one his scariest novels. It was definitely creepy and had a lot of suspense but the ending left me feeling more sad than scared. It is very good though and the story really grips you the whole way. It's definitely a book I'll recommend to others from now on. You should give it a try! :)(less)

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