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'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
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really liked it

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. However, this did not ruin it as there was still many mysteries lurking in the background that evolved into something even scarier.

There's a constant third person narrative switch, between the residents of Jerusalem's Lot(or 'Salem's Lot) which offers a unique view into the prowling danger plaguing 'Salem's Lot. The story mainly follows Ben Mears, a writer who is haunted by a childhood trauma and he ends up teaming up with several other characters who give the story an interesting touch such as Matt Burke, a high school teacher and Susan Norton,a friendly local girl. The mystery is gradually unveiled with a lots of deaths and horrors along the way.

Stephen King definitely lives up to his distinguished talent in writing horror as this is a prime example. It is full of monstrosities, woven in with a fantastic story and striking characters. This novel certainly impressed me as I thoroughly enjoyed it and I will most definitely be investing in more Stephen King novels. 100% recommend this to any horror fan.
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Reading Progress

November 8, 2015 – Started Reading
November 8, 2015 – Shelved
November 11, 2015 –
page 110
22.77% "Brilliant so far"
November 21, 2015 – Finished Reading

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Peter Enjoy, for me this is the best book King has wrote.

Reading Corner Thank you! It's good so far, I like the different perspectives!

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Great review xx

Reading Corner Madeleine wrote: "Great review xx"

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