And it’s in this that I think we find the answer to the mystery.Yes, but why was Matt Burke so upset that he invited Mike in?
I don't think Salem's Lot is only about vampires though. I read Stephen King's forward and why he says he wrote the book but it sounds like that's what he'd like some people to believe...Barlow can do whatever in my opinion. He doesn't need any invites. That is a good question though. He broke through the window and not the door, so maybe that is relevant too.
Here here!! Very well said my lady!!Thank you. I love reading and I love talking about books and writers. I don't do social media. I'm not on facebook or twitter or any of the others. I don't belong to any message board sites but this one and only joined after much agonizing about it. But I decided to try it simply because I love books. And I think King is as good an author as the US has ever produced. I don't mean by that that I endorse everything in all of his books. I can do without sex scenes and I try to avoid cussing, but I also realize that the world is full of things of which I don't approve and I have to live here and deal with it. But that caveat aside, I think King's writing is of a piece with our historical best (Twain, Hemingway, Faulkner, Chandler, etc.). I remember arguing with people in the 80s about King. They considered him a pulp fiction lightweight and I saw much more in his books than that. I saw characters drawn true to life. I saw shadings in them that felt real. Good and evil. And most importantly, I saw that he took evil and good seriously. That they were real to him and that his characters had to make choices about which side they stood on - often at the ultimate cost. That always attracted me because I believe that's true of life and I've tried to live that way.
I think the answer is in the context, Barlow says it himself moments later when he tells father Callahan "you could have vanquished me...", he wasn't invited in, yes, but he was vulnerable, and also he doesn't bite anyone, he crushes skulls or infests the priest's mouth...How did Barlow get into the Petries' house? He would have had to have been invited in at some point or he couldn't have broken in in the book. Did Uncle Stevie and his editors goof, or did the part where we learn who invited Barlow in at some time get edited out?
hey, that's where my sister was born (caribou). based on this weather report, i'm damn glad we didn't stay there lolYesterday's low temp in Caribou (actual, not wind chill) was -15F(-25C)and the high was -2F(-18C). Tonight it's expected to get to -22F(-30C). Here in Bangor it was only -13F(-25) and a high of 10F (-12C)yesterday. This time of year that moose would be skating across the lake.