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Salem's Lot

Discussion in ''Salem's Lot' started by Jeffd1985, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Jeffd1985

    Jeffd1985 Member

    I just finished this book a few days ago. All I can say is wow. I love how Mr. King makes you fall in love with every character. I really couldn't put the book down. ( which sucked when I had to be up early the next day.)

    I'm excited to start my next book. I don't know which one that will be but I hope I find a discussion buddy to talk to about these books.

    Thanks for listening to me rant,

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  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    This book was one of my first of Stephen's and it scared the crap out of me. And yes, the characters were amazing.
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  3. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    My first also, and I am re-reading it now after all these years. Still love it. Funny, I can really pick out the difference in his writing style after reading so many others. (He was so young!)

    May I suggest The Shining? That was my second and scared me wayy more. Excellent read. (block the movie out, if you have seen it)

    Welcome to the boards!
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  4. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    One of my all-time faves by SK. It was his second published novel. It scared the hell out of this 15 year old back when I first read it in 1976.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...he said "sucked" about a vampire novel.....:D(yeah, I know it's juvenile of me to laugh, but I yam what I yam and an idiot is what I yam)....
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  6. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Welcome to the SKMB Jeffd1985

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  7. Philzilla

    Philzilla Well-Known Member

    Nothing better than that 70s horror novels. I'm reading this again at the moment and the 'Lot is starting to unravel. Good Stuff.
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  8. lowman

    lowman Well-Known Member

    Just finished this one myself and thought it was amazing. Now it helps me understand father callahan in the Dt series as well. I was thinking a good sequal could be made from this one,what say ye?
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  9. Jeffd1985

    Jeffd1985 Member

    I haven't read the dark tower series yet but I look forward to it. And yes a sequel would be nice. I don't think he will but we can always dream.
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  10. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    A sequel could only have Mark in it from the first Lot, unfortunately.
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  11. Owenk

    Owenk Well-Known Member

    So I have finally started reading this. When I wqas new)ish) to SK's work and asked for reccomedations here many many people said Salem's lot.

    I have kind of been putting it off because it's a horror story and I don;t do horror stories. Only of course I was totally wrong. I am guessing it will become a tale of horror but as always it is a book rich in characters so well crafted you just get drawn in.

    Anyway I can;t imagine it will take me long so which horror story which I won;t enjoy should I go for next?
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  12. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    If you don't like horror you might try The Dead Zone. I say go for it and read the scary stuff. Have you read The Shining?
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  13. Owenk

    Owenk Well-Known Member

    Nope. I mgiht actually go for the Shining next.
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  14. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    Hmm, don't...like...horror......

    Talisman, Green Mile, Different Seasons, Eyes of the Dragon, Firestarter, Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, Colorado Kid, Blaze, 11/22/63....

    Almost any novel has scary parts, and all of these have SOME element of horror, but none of these are truly what I would call THE HORROR GENRE. Perhaps the Breathing Method in Different Seasons is, and you could argue Firestarter, but I would call it fiction with supernatural elements.
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  15. Owenk

    Owenk Well-Known Member

    Right absolutely loving it. If I thought I like Donald Callahan in the Dark Tower I love him in this. Is SK a catholic? If not he demonstrates a superb understanding of what it's like being one.
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  16. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    No, he was raised Methodist but his wife Tabitha was raised Catholic.
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  17. Owenk

    Owenk Well-Known Member

    Ah that would probably explain the understanding then. Thanks for the clarification.
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  18. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    That was a rant? I loved 'Salem's Lot, couldn't believe it was only his second published novel. He wrote as if he'd been writing for decades.
  19. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    Now he's Giantant.
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  20. Owenk

    Owenk Well-Known Member

    Finished this yesterday and I have a daft question where I may have just missed the point, anyway

    Barlow defeats Father Callahan and forces him to drink his blood. Why isn;t he turned into a Vampire and left to make good his escape on a bus to New York and eventually make his way on to Roland's world?
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