Re-reading sections of the book

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Rrty

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I think someone else said this as well: when fall comes around, for some reason -- maybe it is the proximity to Halloween -- "'Salem's Lot" is always fun to read.

I'm not reading this all the way through, just flipping here and there. And it is a joy.

One of my favorite passages is that long-paragraphed one which talks about how the town knew darkness. Wish I could write as tautly poetic as that...
 

blunthead

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Aug 2, 2006
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#2
I think someone else said this as well: when fall comes around, for some reason -- maybe it is the proximity to Halloween -- "'Salem's Lot" is always fun to read.

I'm not reading this all the way through, just flipping here and there. And it is a joy.

One of my favorite passages is that long-paragraphed one which talks about how the town knew darkness. Wish I could write as tautly poetic as that...
Why not post it here?
 

skimom2

Just moseyin' through...
Oct 9, 2013
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#3
I think someone else said this as well: when fall comes around, for some reason -- maybe it is the proximity to Halloween -- "'Salem's Lot" is always fun to read.

I'm not reading this all the way through, just flipping here and there. And it is a joy.

One of my favorite passages is that long-paragraphed one which talks about how the town knew darkness. Wish I could write as tautly poetic as that...
That section always strikes me as very Faulknerian.
 

Lily Sawyer

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Jun 27, 2009
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#4
I think someone else said this as well: when fall comes around, for some reason -- maybe it is the proximity to Halloween -- "'Salem's Lot" is always fun to read.

I'm not reading this all the way through, just flipping here and there. And it is a joy.

One of my favorite passages is that long-paragraphed one which talks about how the town knew darkness. Wish I could write as tautly poetic as that...
This has been my traditional October book in several years. We're on the same page about reading it at that time, and how much of autumn and what we associate with it is encapsulated in the story.

I don't have my copy with me at the moment, so I'm going to read a bunch of Washington Irving this year, including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, to put me in the October-Halloween-autumn mood.
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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#5
Why not post it here?
The town knew about darkness. It knew about the darkness that comes on the land when rotation hides the land from the sun, and about the darkness of the human soul. These are the town's secrets, and some will later be known and some will never be known. The town keeps them all with the ultimate poker face.
 

kingricefan

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Jul 11, 2006
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#7
The Lot is my most favorite King novel, the one that started it all for me on my literary King journey all those years ago when someone handed me the all-black paperback and said 'Read this!'. I may have to do a re-read after I finish my re-read of It, if I ever get thru it!!
 

Winter

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Thanks @ Flake. I still like it here but I have been super busy. We finally got back home after 5 months of repairs but I have gone back to 'school'. Hope your half of the country is warming up and you're enjoying the extra light!
 

FlakeNoir

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Apr 11, 2006
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#11
Thanks @ Flake. I still like it here but I have been super busy. We finally got back home after 5 months of repairs but I have gone back to 'school'. Hope your half of the country is warming up and you're enjoying the extra light!
Haven't gotten used to the sleep side of things yet, but the extra daylight is definitely nice.
I'm glad you guys are back home again and good luck with school, that's really great!
 

Rrty

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Jun 4, 2007
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GNT already posted a selection, but if you are looking for where it is in the book, it is chapter 10, The Lot (III). I love that numbering system. I never read Stoker's book, did he denote chapters like that?
 

tee

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Hello, I wasn't quite sure of where to post these questions. I started collecting over 20 yrs. ago and within the last yr. & 1/2 added to my collection,yes have bought some doubles as they were packed away, (my husband wants to choke me) lol.
Salem's Lot, The Stand, & The Dark Tower(Gunslinger). I know these have been expanded/revised since 1st print, so my ? is, Is the format changed through out the novels or added @ ending ? I have not read any of these yet and wanted some insight on which to read, 1st or revised? All comments will be appreciated, thank you.
 

Moderator

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Jul 10, 2006
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#14
Hello, I wasn't quite sure of where to post these questions. I started collecting over 20 yrs. ago and within the last yr. & 1/2 added to my collection,yes have bought some doubles as they were packed away, (my husband wants to choke me) lol.
Salem's Lot, The Stand, & The Dark Tower(Gunslinger). I know these have been expanded/revised since 1st print, so my ? is, Is the format changed through out the novels or added @ ending ? I have not read any of these yet and wanted some insight on which to read, 1st or revised? All comments will be appreciated, thank you.
My recollection is that The Stand and The Gunslinger were revised within the novels but 'Salem's Lot was done by inserting the edited pages at the end.
 

staropeace

Richard Bachman's love child
Nov 28, 2006
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Alberta,Canada
#17
I think someone else said this as well: when fall comes around, for some reason -- maybe it is the proximity to Halloween -- "'Salem's Lot" is always fun to read.

I'm not reading this all the way through, just flipping here and there. And it is a joy.

One of my favorite passages is that long-paragraphed one which talks about how the town knew darkness. Wish I could write as tautly poetic as that...
That is my favorite passage as well. I think that is why folks like to read it during fall.
 

psj77

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Oct 19, 2006
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#18
In late September/Early October (just as it starts to get a little cool, but not yet cold) i like to reread 'Salem's Lot and the opening paragraph of the short story It Grows On You. Rereading 'Salem's Lot is like taking a vacation to go and see some old friends you don't get to see very often. Fall never fills like fall though until I read that first paragraph of It Grows On You.
 
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