Salem's Lot

by Stephen King | Horror |
ISBN: 9780671039745 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 11/25/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, November 25, 2022
I found this paperback in this Little Free Library in Merrimack NH while dropping off some books of my own, and nabbed it for another release copy.

Salem's Lot was the first Stephen King novel I read, and remains among my favorite of his works. It's also one of my favorite vampire novels in general. Starting with small details and a vague sense of dread, it builds until the plague of vampires appears to be overwhelming. King's gifts for establishing a sense of place really shine here; the opening nightmares that Ben Mears has about the Marsten House were sufficiently unnerving to make me turn all the lights on, and even the fleeting details about the community of 'Salem's Lot [including throwaway references to the skeleton in somebody's well] combine to make me feel I know the place - and to sweat all the more as it begins to fall apart.

[There's a TV Tropes page on the book and its screen adaptations. So far none of the adaptations have quite matched the book for me, though I did enjoy some elements of the 1979 mini-series.]

Released 2 mos ago (11/26/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library, Adams Playground in Peterborough, New Hampshire USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library on this lovely day; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

** Released for the 2022 Movie challenge. **

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