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Salem's Lot

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

  1. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    Reply, without spoiler:

    You make a vampire by biting your innocent and drinking their blood (if that's a spoiler for anyone, come out from under that rock and look around!) The situation you point out is something different and made him "unclean." I'm not sure if that is a Catholic concept or a Vampire Lore concept, being well versed in neither. I would lean toward the former since the Catholic church, like the Old Testament Israelites / New Testament Jews, is enamored with ritual and tradition.
     
  2. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    You're not the first to ask this, so don't feel daft. I believe this is touched upon, if not answered outright, in the later DT books. Wolves of the Calla to be exact. But I'll let the other King folken answer. I do think it is tacitly connected to Callahan's faith, but not sure.
     
  3. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    While not turning him into a vampire I think it allowed him to recognize others of that ilk. I re-read this recently and it did not seem dated at all. Love this book.
     
  4. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    I think in this novel a vampire's bite is what turns people.

    In this case, drinking his blood left him "marked", unclean, no longer fit as a man of faith. That was Barlow's punishment for Callahan, and that is why he left him live/leave.

    Edit: Heh. I never noticed this second page full of replies was already here.
     
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