Prepare to be scared

salemLong before there was Twilight there was Salem’s Lot by Stephen King.  I read this book in the summer of 1976 when I had a summer job with the Regional Library system. (hmm – can you tell the impact it had on me. I remember when I read it). I discovered Stephen King that summer. He terrified me. (Just thinking of writing this review gave me a vampire nightmare). It is considered to be one of the most terrifying vampire novels and I’d have to agree. The setting  may look like an idylic New England town but there is evil lurking. The website says “You will not forget the town of Salem’s Lot nor any of the people who used to live there”. That say’s it all.  Karen Craib

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  1. Salem’s Lot was my first introduction to Stephen King, and to vampire fiction in general. I was just a kid at the time, and the proud owner of an overly fertile imagination.
    I grew up on a farm in the country, and one of my chores was to close up the barn at night. After reading that book, that hundred metre walk to that barn – in the true darkness that only country-dwellers ever experience, complete with all the mysterious night-sounds, was an adventure in terror repeated nightly.

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