Review: 'Salem's Lot by Stephan King

'Salem's Lot 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
HardcoverBook Club439 pages
Published October 17th 1975

Something strange is going on in Jerusalem's Lot ...

but no one dares to talk about it. By day, 'Salem's Lot is a typical modest New England town; but when the sun goes down, evil roams the earth. The devilishly sweet insistent laughter of a child can be heard echoing through the fields, and the presence of silent looming spirits can be felt lurking right outside your window. Stephen King brings his gruesome imagination to life in this tale of spine tingling horror.

My thoughts…

Salems’ Lot is the first and only Stephen King novel I’ve read.  I was looking forward to reading it, especially since finding a 1975 edition at a used book store.

The first 300 pages or so is describing everything, every character, the houses, and the town.  The novel heated up when the vampires began killing off the towns people, then it slowed once again.  It wasn't even scary, I was expecting a chilling thriller and I didn’t get that. 

I was hopeful that Salems’ Lot would be the novel to encourage me to read more of Stephen Kings novels, I was a bit disappointed with this and I’m not certain if I should try another King novel.  Any suggestions on King novels?

Happy Reading ~ Jovi


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