Moderator spoil the above post , please.Callahan?He becomes a major character in The Dark Tower series (starting with Wolves of the Calla) and helpfully relates what he was up to in between (even hinting at what became of Ben and Mark, though not the town itself.)
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Went ahead and put spoilers on it.To be fair, the thread is marked as spoilers for 'Salem's Lot- but I honestly never even considered his appearance in the other series to be a spoiler (it's also hard to tell someone interested in following the character what book to read without telling them the book.)
I read DT first, anyway, so it actually spoiled some of 'Salem's Lot for me.
This is an interesting observation. I wonder how Eva and Weasel fared in this respect- if she and her boarders stayed in the boarding house and became a sort of faction within the new vampire "community". I guess I just like the idea of a pride of elderly vampires lead by a widow and a former alcoholic prowling the countryside.This is my absolute favorite King book
Mythologies of vamps vary greatly. Mr. King's seem to be of the 'soulless evil' type, don't you think? It seems like their vampire intelligence is in some way dictated by their human intelligence, i.e., the more canny they were as a human, the higher up on the food chain (heh-heh-heh) as a vampire. It seemed to me that their ability to control their hunger is linked to that, as well. Someone like Larry Crockett has the self-control and slyness to pick and choose, while someone like the MacDougalls likely hit whatever is nearest.
I have wondered from time to time if who turns them makes a difference, too, i.e., Danny and Mike (Danny turned by Barlow and Mike by Danny) came back quickly and seemed to be thinking right off the bat, while others seem to have a lengthy 'logy' state. Not are where that puts Dud Rogers, though...
Now I'll be thinking about this book all night AGAIN
You have a realtor worth millions and a county Sheriff among the vampires who might have been involved in the leadership with Barlow gone.This is an interesting observation. I wonder how Eva and Weasel fared in this respect- if she and her boarders stayed in the boarding house and became a sort of faction within the new vampire "community". I guess I just like the idea of a pride of elderly vampires lead by a widow and a former alcoholic prowling the countryside.
I've wondered a lot about the different rates at which people turned, too- there didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. Virgil Rathbun apparently turned quickly (as did Weasel Craig and Eva Miller) but a lot of the early ones like Mike Ryerson, the Glicks and then even a few later ones like Franklin Boddin also had that intermediate stage.