'Salem's Lot

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 6, 2008 - Fiction - 560 pages
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Stephen Kingís second novel, the classic vampire bestseller íSALEMíS LOT, tells the story of evil in small-town America. For the first time in a major trade edition, this terrifying novel is accompanied by previously unpublished material from Kingís archive, two short stories, and eerie photographs that bring Kingís fictional darkness and evil to vivid life.

When Stephen Kingís classic thrilleríSALEMíS LOT hit the stands in 1975, it thrilled and terrified millions of readers with tales of demonic evil in small-town America. Now, thirty years later and still scaring readers witless, íSALEMíS LOT reemerges in a brilliant new edition, complete with photographs, fifty pages of deleted and alternate scenes, and two short stories related to the events of the novel.

While the original edition of íSALEMíS LOT will forever be a premier horror classic, íSALEMíS LOT: ILLUSTRATED EDITION, with the inclusion of material from Kingís archive, is destined to become a classic in its own right and a must-have for all Stephen King fans. In this edition, the hair-raising story of Jerusalemís Lot, a small town in Maine whose inhabitants succumb to the evil allure of a new resident, is told as the author envisioned it, complete with fifty pages of alternate and deleted scenes. With a new introduction by the author, two short stories related to the events and residents of Jerusalemís Lot, the lavishly creepy photographs of Jerry Uelsmann, and a stunning new page design, this edition brings the story to life in words and pictures as never before.

No library will be complete without this ideal collectorís item for any King aficionado, the definitive illustrated edition of the great íSALEMíS LOT.
  

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Typical King writing style. - LibraryThing
It's an astoundingly powerful ending to a horror novel. - LibraryThing
I loathe the epistolary style of writing. - LibraryThing
Salem's Lot is an excellent piece of writing. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

I like it when SK writes horror with tension filled paragraphs; hate it when he writes love scenes or any romantic relationship. Oh, and the women I know inhabit at least three dimensions, not one. At ... Read full review

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User Review  - Columbus - Goodreads

It seems to me there are two different layers to 'Salem's Lot that ought to be commented on separately. There is the story itself, and the social commentary which King was reaching for behind the ... Read full review

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Stephen King is the author of more than forty novels and two hundred short stories. In 2003 he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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