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The ghost character of Salem's Lot

Discussion in ''Salem's Lot' started by lordofflyes, Feb 5, 2016.

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  1. lordofflyes

    lordofflyes New Member

    Ever since I first read the novel got intrigued by this scene, that struck me as wrongly described since there was a chracter that appeared out of nowhere and then wasn't explained no more... the scene is at the hospital, when Ann Norton is walking in, there's a man who says allerted him about a "woman with a gun"... then he says "where's the boy?". Now, who is the boy? and why does he vanishes in the air of the night?
     
  2. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...all I remember is Mark taking Ann out before she could get to Matt, there WAS a visitor Matt had before his heart attack-whose name he couldn't remember, which I THINK was Barlow looking for Petrie...please correct my fallible memory if I'm wrong...
     
  3. do1you9love?

    do1you9love? Happy to be here!

    Great! Guess I'll be reading Salem's Lot this weekend! I don't remember this, but promise to get back to you on Monday.

    Welcome to the SKMB!
     
  4. lordofflyes

    lordofflyes New Member

    Hey, I'm edditing this paragraph now, since I forgot two words...sorry: Ever since I first read the novel got intrigued by this scene, that struck me as wrongly described since there was a chracter that appeared out of nowhere and then wasn't explained no more... the scene is at the hospital, when Ann Norton is walking in, there's a man who says a boy allerted him about a "woman with a gun"... then he says "where's the boy?". Now, who is the boy? and why does he vanishes in the air of the night?
     
  5. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    The boy is Mark, and he continues through to the end of the book.
     
  6. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome and keep posting.
     
  7. lordofflyes

    lordofflyes New Member

    I know about Mark, but it doesn't say specifically...
     
  8. César Hernández-Meraz

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

    I think it does. Or at least gives enough pointers to show it was him. Because I always got the idea he came in (after the scene at his house), saw Mrs. Norton, recognized the reason why she would be there, and took strategic action to get her stopped.
     
  9. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    The man was just a visitor to the hospital and the boy is Mark. No woo woo stuff there.
     
  10. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I don't even remember this. Guess it was no woo woo to me.
     
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  11. Autumn13

    Autumn13 Active Member

    Salem's 'Lot was the first King book I ever read. I was visiting my cousin in Colorado Springs (he was stationed at the Air Force Academy) and becasue he was so busy with the cadets I had plenty of time to myself. I still have the copy and it is dog eared and well worn beyond compare. I still get it out to read it every now and then. I don't remember a "ghost figure" and I think I could quote some of the lines. There is going to be a reread to find out.
     
  12. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that one perplexed me. Don't remember a "ghost figure". That's cool how you remember where you were when you read this book. I have my own memories of reading each one for the first time. Just like recalling special times galvanized in your mind by remembering a song.
     
  13. swiftdog2.0

    swiftdog2.0 Elect a clown expect a circus........

    It was Mark on his way up to Matt's room after he escaped from Barlow at his house.
     
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  14. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    I also think it was Mark.....
     
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