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351Ford

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I really like Salem's Lot. It is very mysterious. There is a Huey Marston who was in the mob in the twenties and murdered people in his basement. Then his nephew inherits the old house and is an antique dealer and brings in a vampire from the east. The Vampire is called Kurt Barlow. I am guessing Stephen King wanted to project that the victim doesn't know this magical demon and is doomed!

I have to give Stephen King an A+ for mystique! The sequel is also good but they don't really mesh together. It would be fun if Stephen King could expand more on who Kurt Barlow really is. But He really did expound on the mysterious and magical demon/poltergeist. Where did he come from? Is he Vlad Tepes? He is more demonic than any Dracula incarnation!
 

GNTLGNT

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I really like Salem's Lot. It is very mysterious. There is a Huey Marston who was in the mob in the twenties and murdered people in his basement. Then his nephew inherits the old house and is an antique dealer and brings in a vampire from the east. The Vampire is called Kurt Barlow. I am guessing Stephen King wanted to project that the victim doesn't know this magical demon and is doomed!

I have to give Stephen King an A+ for mystique! The sequel is also good but they don't really mesh together. It would be fun if Stephen King could expand more on who Kurt Barlow really is. But He really did expound on the mysterious and magical demon/poltergeist. Where did he come from? Is he Vlad Tepes? He is more demonic than any Dracula incarnation!
...you must be referencing the movies here-because the book spells it all out, and there was no sequel to it....
 

Nomik

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Thanks Steffen. I don't want any spoilers!
I think you might be confusing me.
I mean yourself with. . . Wait, I will explain the ways we can use "confuse":
Let's start with the infinitive.
"The purpose is to confuse the reader."
Verb - present tense "you confuse me"
V. Past - "It confused them."
Gerund phrase (present participle verb) - "You are confusing the book with the movie."
Noun- "this post exemplifies confusability."
Adverb- "they left confusedly intermingling elsewhere."
Adj. "confused people grew weary quickly."
 
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not_nadine

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ok.

Welcome to the boards, 351Fords. Yes, read the book. :subdued:

 

351Ford

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I will get those books. Are there alternate versions of Salem's Lot or do they all read the same? I am going to check the Library for the series/saga. I can probably read them pretty fast.

No, I don't have an F-250. I have a Classic Bronco.

I am going to check the public library for the series.

Thanks
 

not_nadine

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There is one book. No sequel. If there is, he did not write them.
You may run into some the characters in other of his books. (always a treat)

You can read 'Jerusalem's Lot' in the short story collection 'Night Shift'
If you are looking for more.
 
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Lynnie L

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I am referencing the movies. So the book is more comprehensive than the movie? Was Stephen King directly involved in the movie or just the original book?

Yes! Even if you see the movie first, the book is always better. Lots more detail and background that is left out of the movie.
 
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Spideyman

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351Ford and Moderator re post #11 pictures of book covers of "series" of Salem's Lot. The 3 separate books shown are part 1, part II, and part III within the hardcover and paperback book of Salem's Lot. Thus reading the book Salem's Lot will contain all 3 parts. It appears the other books-- The Marsten House/ The Emperor of Ice Cream, and the Deserted Village are separate printing of the original book into three parts.

351Ford- there is not a series, just the one book. No alternate versions.
 

Bev Vincent

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You're not wrong that I know of and I don't recall seeing the jacket covers shown above. I have sometimes seen books broken up into separate parts when they're published but that's mostly been done in international markets.

The recent limited edition from PS Publishing broke it into the three volumes or "Parts" you see above.