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'Salem's Lot

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'Turn off the television - in fact, why don't you turn off all the lights except for the one over your favourite chair? - and we'll talk about vampires here in the dim. I think I can make you believe in them.'Stephen King, from the Introduction. 'Salem's Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk. Of course there are tales of strange happenings - but not more than in any other town its size.Ben Mears, a moderately successful writer, returns to the Lot to write a novel based on his early years, and to exorcise the terrors that have haunted him since childhood. The event he witnessed in the house now rented by a new resident. A newcomer with a strange allure. A man who causes Ben some unease as things start to happen: a child disappears, a dog is brutally killed - nothing unusual, except the list starts to grow.Soon surprise will turn to bewilderment, bewilderment to confusion and finally to terror ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 122 x 192 x 26mm | 458.13g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • None
  • 1444708147
  • 9781444708141
  • 20,197

Review quote

Mr. King's gift of storytelling is unrivaled. His ferocious imagination is unlimited. George Pelecanosshow more

About Stephen King

Stephen King has been described by the Guardian as 'one of the greatest storytellers of our time', by the Mirror as a 'genius' and by The Sunday Times as 'one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel.' In 2003, he was given the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, for most of the year in Maine, USA.show more

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Mr. King's gift of storytelling is unrivaled. His ferocious imagination is unlimited. George Pelecanosshow more

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240,470 ratings
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2 5% (11,519)
1 1% (2,670)
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