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'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

About the Author: Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

10 thoughts on “'Salem's Lot

  1. Kat Kat says:

    so i DID like this, and i don t really have anything cool or fun to say about it for a review but i just realized that i forgot to mention the boob euphemism of choice for this book was JAHOOBIES i just wanted you all to know that.ok bye4 12

  2. Nataliya Nataliya says:

    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 isterrifying than

  3. Matthew Matthew says:

    4.5 starsI feel like there has been a lot of debate over Stephen King s last few books about what genre he might be considered any Mystery, sci fi, fantasy, general fiction, etc etc etc you just don t hear Stephen King horror all that much any Well, if you want to get back to t

  4. Bradley Bradley says:

    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 vampire tale in

  5. Char Char says:

    1.24.19 I just finished my third read of SALEM S LOT, this time via audiobook The narrator, Ron McClarty worked well for me and I found this tale as satisfying as it ever was 11.1.2014 Original review I just finished a re read of this book with the Horror Aficionados group here at Goodreads

  6. Lyn Lyn says:

    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 some subtle changes that make

  7. Julie Julie says:

    Salem s Lot by Stephen King is a 2011 Anchor Books publication Originally published in 1975 I read a decent amount of horror novels when I was a teenager My first introduction to Stephen King was with Carrie But it was the heyday of pulp horror novels, with lots of books to choose from out there and long

  8. Delee Delee says:

    I was a bit of a wimp before I entered my teen yearsso 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 movie theater terrified by what I

  9. Mary Mary says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 cre

  10. Justin Justin says:

    Hey I m not a vampire fan, okay I mean, I am cool with scary books, and I read scary books, but vampiresThey re just not really my thing If I had to power rank my favorite types of horror novels, and I can t imagine a time where I would have to do that, except now, obviouslyVampires would be near the bottom of the list Vampir

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