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'Salem's Lot
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
Stephen Kings second novel, the classic vampire bestseller SALEMS 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 For the first time in a major trade edition, this terrifying novel is accompanied by previously unpublished material from Kings archive, two short stories, and eerie photographs that bring Kings fictional darkness and evil to vivid life. When Stephen Kings classic thrillerSALEMS 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, SALEMS 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 SALEMS LOT will forever be a premier horror classic, SALEMS LOT: ILLUSTRATED EDITION, with the inclusion of material from Kings 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 Jerusalems 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 Jerusalems 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 collectors item for any King aficionado, the definitive illustrated edition of the great SALEMS LOT.
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FantasyChick
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Ok. I'm excited now.
I was just mentioning yesterday that I wanted to watch the original 'Salem's Lot and then complained to hubs that I couldn't find it anywhere. He just came home with a present! Our Walmart has next to nothing for movies do what are the odds?? It's too late tonight but I'm diving in by the weekend.
Thinking of turning my #ReadKing into a #ReadAndWatchKing experience now. There are SO many adaptations it might be a good time.

Leftcoastzen That‘s why people collect DVDs & even VHS . I keep hearing people say everything is streaming, but not so . So many reasons, rights issues, etc. Some are quite valuable because they are hard to get. 1mo
FantasyChick @Leftcoastzen Exactly! I've never stopped collecting them and always check the bins whenever I'm in the store. I'm of the mind set that streaming services are getting way to high on themselves even though you can almost never find what you really want. My DVD player is almost 20 years old and works like the day it came from the box. If it's not broke....😊 1mo
Leftcoastzen For sure ! 👏 1mo
Lauram I should rewatch it. The movie gave me and my sisters nightmares for years. 1mo
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FantasyChick
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A creepy little reread and one of my favourite King's so far. Back when vampire stories were done right! Now to see if I can find the mini-series before I move onto the next #ReadKing

#ThingsInCommon
A Lullaby for Witches + 'Salem's Lot = Set in New England

#bookspinbingo #Roll100 #aestheticallymatched
@Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Wahoo! 1mo
TheNeverendingTBR The mini-series is my favourite adaptation. 1mo
FantasyChick @TheNeverendingTBR I have never seen it! 😱 That's the one I want to watch! 1mo
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TheNeverendingTBR @FantasyChick It is the perfect adaptation, it is just so good. You're talking about the 1978 version, right? 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
FantasyChick @TheNeverendingTBR That's the one! I saw they did a remake in 2004 but I'd much rather watch the original. Always SO much better! 1mo
TheNeverendingTBR @FantasyChick Well come back here and let me know what you thought of it once you watch it! 🧛‍♂️🌙 1mo
FantasyChick @TheNeverendingTBR Absolutely😈 1mo
Clwojick Yes!!! Great match! 1mo
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Nelnjali
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#MarchStats

Books completed:
The Fellowship of the Ring - 4.5⭐
'Salem's Lot - 5⭐
Aurora Rising - 4.25⭐

Still reading:
The Lord of Chaos
The Wolves of Calla
Aurora Burning

Total pages read: 1,491
Avg. pages/day: ~48.1

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Ast_Arslan
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I'm a lil bit in late 😅😅

#SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz
Thanks @Eggs for the tag!

1. Vampire novels... I'm not sure it can be considered as a proper genre 😅
2. Tagged one ❤
3. Anne Rice, of course ❤❤

ozma.of.oz Vampire novels totally count as their own genre! 😁 Thanks for sharing! 2mo
WJCintron Anne Rice! ❤ 2mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
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1️⃣ Horror 💀
2️⃣ ✔️
3️⃣ Robert R. McCammon

#SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz Oh, I read Boy's Life by McCammon for a book club! It was really interesting. Thanks for sharing! (edited) 2mo
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ErinSueMreads
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I was wondering why everyone was so quiet today...my #tarottakeover post for yesterday never posted!!!

The last draw is the unknown. What is underneath. What worries us. And of course the card is the Three of Swords. A card steeped in isolation, heartbreak, and betrayal. They just can't ever be polite can there?

ErinSueMreads I chose Salem's lot because the mains are so isolated and terrified by the end of the book. They eventually go burn the whole town to the ground! 2mo
Wonderwoman89 Is the reading meaning another doom is coming? 2mo
sprainedbrain This was a brutal spread! 😂 2mo
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Hooked_on_books
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I will likely never wax rhapsodic about Stephen King‘s sentences or comment on his lyricism, but damn if he isn‘t one of the best storytellers out there. Here, he builds suspense beautifully, shows us just enough, and isn‘t afraid to take down major characters. And he‘s so good at creating deplorable characters! This one was fun.

CuppaGabbage My favorite King book 3mo
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Nelnjali
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My reading buddy is making sure I don't get too scared.

#catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen Aww!😻 3mo
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vivastory This is awesome! 🎈 4mo
Bklover Wow!!❤️👍 4mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! ❤️ 4mo
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Magpiegem My mind couldn‘t work out what it was seeing to begin with 😂 4mo
ju.ca.no Great picture!! 4mo
Gissy Love that photo! 4mo
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OwenB
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I hadn't read this one before and it was a good one. An oldie as its King's second novel from 1975 focused on vampires in the small town of Jerusalem's Lot. An enjoyable read!!

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Bookzombie
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2022 Reread #2 - A while ago, I decided to start reading King in order of publication. I considered skipping books already read, but after rereading Salem‘s Lot, I‘m not. I originally read this in 2009, which was long enough for me to forget some details. I thoroughly enjoyed this all over again. I forgot how much I loved and loathed some of the characters. Ugh, Mrs. Norton. Definitely worth 18 hours on audio. #Booked2022 #adaptedforthesmallscreen

Bookzombie Short goal: Let‘s see if I can complete everything published in the 1970s in 2022. I read all the short stories checked since I started this “project.” 4mo
Cinfhen Cool challenge!! Which of King‘s novels is set in the 80‘s?? I‘d like to read one for the #pop22 prompt / I haven‘t read much King and I don‘t like horror but I‘m willing to try something horror lite 4mo
Bookzombie Is the prompt set in the 80s or published in the 80s? @Cinfhen 4mo
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Bookzombie @cinfhen I‘m going to tag @Reggie and @vivastory because I know they have read some that I haven‘t yet. To keep it short for you, Cycle of the Werewolf (Silver Bullet movie) came out in the 80s and might be a good choice. He also had several novellas in the 80s like The Body and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. I haven‘t read those two yet. Another novel I love is Misery. (edited) 4mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen IT was out in the 80s but I don‘t imagine you would like it. Also, it‘s a big one. 😀 4mo
Cinfhen Prompt is set in the 80‘s and I really hope Shawshank fits the bill!! I‘ve been meaning to read that book forever!! 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks for all the suggestions 😘 and for tagging Scott & @reggie 4mo
Cinfhen Yeah/ IT is not the one 🤡 4mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I checked the plot on Shawshank and it‘s not set in the 80s. ☹️ Sorry. 4mo
Cinfhen Darn, I‘ll probably read it anyway!! 4mo
Reggie This is very cool and I love that you‘re keeping it loose. I would probably say I was gonna do it and read like four of his books and call it a day. @Cinfhen read Firestarter. It was published in 1980, and definitely feels like an 80‘s kind of book. I read it during the pandemic and it was really good. 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Reggie ☺️ 4mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Thanks! He is so prolific and if I start to think about that it‘s overwhelming, lol. 4mo
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CatLass007
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King

I have not been active in Litsy for some time. I‘m going to try to remedy that. I signed up for two buddy reads four-ish years ago. I bought a lot of hardcover and softcover books by Stephen King for the #losersclub. I also signed up for the Terry Pratchett read along. I‘m not sure why, but I quickly lost interest in the Pratchett books. Around the same time, we had a couple of deaths in the family, both of my parents passed. Continued…

CatLass007 2) I never started reading any of the King books, so it was easy to know where to start. Last month, I read CARRIE, the first book on the list. I was unimpressed, although I remembered liking it in junior high. But that was over 40 years ago. I am now reading ‘SALEM‘s LOT, which I believe I read in high school. I remember enjoying it considerably more than the first book, and it was the same case this time. (Continued) (edited) 4mo
CatLass007 1) When when each of my parents passed, y‘all were extremely supportive and I am grateful. You never get over that kind of grief, but it does become manageable over time. After mom‘s passing, it became necessary to prepare our house to sell. That meant packing up oodles of boxes, including all those Stephen King books I had. Towards the end of 2021, I decided I would listen to everything in audiobook format because that‘s all I read now. (Cont.) (edited) 4mo
CatLass007 3) I have a question. The list for the #LosersClub ends with THE OUTSIDER. Is there another list that I just can‘t find for the books he‘s written since that list was compiled. I‘m trying to work out a personal schedule for myself. Thanks for any help you can give. 4mo
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Crazeedi Have you checked "orderofbooks.com" it lists authors books. And welcome back! I'm sorry you've had sad times, life is so hard sometimes, but just know you have friends here❤ 4mo
AmyG I am so sorry for your losses. Life can be so hard. But welcome back. As @Crazeedi said....you always have Litsy. We are always here. 4mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m sorry - ❤️ 4mo
DGRachel @CatLass007 I‘m so sorry for your losses, but welcome back. I no longer run Losers Club, and I‘m not tagged in any of the posts, so I don‘t know if the new hosts expanded the list. I did not. 4mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so sorry for the heartache you‘ve been through, but glad to see you back. I love SK but haven‘t kept up with the readalongs… I believe the hosts now are @BarkingMadRun and @Mynameisacolour ❤️ 4mo
bthegood Glad to have you back - 🙂 4mo
BarkingMadRun So sorry for your loss! I can add you to put tag list for the #losersclub if you aren‘t currently on it. I haven‘t updated the list since I took over, we are currently on Wolves of the Calla and we won‘t get to the new books for a long time! 4mo
CatLass007 @BarkingMadRun I am on the list for the #LosersClub. I appreciate that you tagged me in the most recent notification a couple of weeks ago. I forgot that @DGRachel had handed over the reins. Thank you both for reminding me. I will look up orderofbooks.com as @Crazeedi suggested. 4mo
CatLass007 Thank you all for your sympathy wishes. You don‘t know how much I appreciate the friends I have made on Litsy. 4mo
readordierachel Nice to see you back. I'm so sorry for your losses. 4mo
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deeannloso
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“Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem‘s Lot in hopes that exploring the history of the Marsten House, an old mansion long the subject of rumor and speculation, will help him cast out his personal devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods, and only one returns alive, Mears begins to realize that something sinister is at work—in fact, his hometown is under siege from forces of darkness.”

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FantasyChick
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I've decided that the current flu floating through my house is not a flu but an evil demon of sickness looking for the perfect host.

I'm over it. Time to boil that bitch out!

#bookandbath #ReadKing #exorcismbath

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jpj7474
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Haven't read enough King to say how this ranks in comparison to others in his bibliography, but it was suspenseful.

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Thicdaddy
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“Salems Lot” by Steven King is about a man named Ben Mears who has returned to his hometown Jerusalems Lot to explore the history of the Marsten house. A old large house that is the subject of story‘s that may or may not be true and will help him with inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys travel into the woods and only one returns alive Mears begins to understand that something evil is at work.

Thicdaddy I would recommend this book to a specific audience who enjoys horror story‘s that is not scared easily as it is a very unnerving story so far. 6mo
Thicdaddy My first theme present in the story is Good vs Evil. The vampires in the story are evil, their list of blood is enough to prove my point right there. However, sometimes the vampires seem like they are a metaphor for other evil things such as: sex perverts like Hubie Marsten or other small town evil such as adultery, child beating, greed etc. 6mo
Thicdaddy The second theme is Mortality. Just about everybody dies in Salems lot. Good guys, bad guys and people in the middle, They all get taken out by murder, suicide, heart attacks etc. Some people die once and stay dead other folks come back to life and some die again. In the book death can be looked at as terrifying and also beautiful as the novel shows that if you could just get to death you wouldn‘t need to be afraid of it. 6mo
Thicdaddy I‘ve read this book before and my rating of it would be 9.6 out of 10 the only thing I could take away from it would be the pacing at times it got a little drug out but the characters, story and themes all are basically perfect. 6mo
MissYaremcio Nicely done Austin! Cute pupper! 5.5/6 - I don't think I would enjoy this book myself... right? 6mo
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Auntynanny
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I mostly enjoyed this. Like much of Stephen King's books there was some weirdness in the depiction of women. Parts of it got quite spooky, but it's not my favourite of his books.

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rjsthumbelina
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I'm still working on these, but wanted to make sure that my hours counted toward my point totals!
#scarathlon #teamslaughter

#panspookathon #20in4 #campweekendween #itsbritneywitch #trickortreatathon #wickedathon #spookoweenreadathon #vampathon #bookspinbingo #fallintoreading #spoopathon #spooktober
12*10*20=2,400+1=2,401 pts
@Clwojick

Clwojick Woohoo! 🖤 7mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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Look what came through my letterbox today 💕

Thanks for alerting me to the availability of another literary miscellany that I needed in my life @vivastory - it looks amazing 😊

Also looking forward to another Stephen King... he's one of the most readable authors I've come across.

vivastory Wonderful! The mental floss book is such a delight! Hope you enjoy both of them 📚📚 7mo
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory On an initial flick through I'm loving the mental floss book! And as for Salem's Lot.. what a cover! 7mo
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Endowarrior21
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MaleficentBookDragon I hope you like everything.😈👻🧙🏻‍♀️🧟🧛🏻‍♂️🐈‍⬛ 7mo
Endowarrior21 @MaleficentBookDragon I love everything thank you again 7mo
MaleficentBookDragon When I was a kid the Salem‘s Lot movie terrified me. It was the kid floating outside the window that did it. I have not read the book yet. 7mo
Endowarrior21 @MaleficentBookDragon I've never seen the movie but love the book. 7mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
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Thanks for the tag @Ast_Arslan 🙋‍♂️

1️⃣ Not particularly but I did read 'salems Lot last year around Halloween time, another one I think is a cool read for that time of year is 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' by Ray Bradbury 🖤

2️⃣ I certainly hope so because we've got lots of candy, cakes and little Halloween baggies for it! 🍭🍬🍪

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Have a safe Halloween! 🖤🎃🧡 7mo
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NikkiM5
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I lost my post 😂 so here is the short and sweet: not a great week for #screamathlon2021 but I saw my kids ❤️ @StayCurious #teamhendrix

Week 2: 250
Total Points: 700

The King delivered (as usual) ready to watch the series.

StayCurious Sounds like a great week to me! Great job 7mo
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AFrostCauseReads
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So glad I read the intro by King, I didn‘t know what to expect, but I‘m glad I went in knowing his intention was ‘what if Dracula came to Maine instead of England?‘ Cause yeah, that sums it up, and he did a perfect job answering that!

This was my #bookspin pick @TheAromaofBooks
#RoaringWolf cover has green and orange @Roary47 @Littlewolf1
#screamathlon @4thhouseontheleft
#wickedathon #scarathlon2021 @StayCurious

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
Roary47 Nice! 💛 7mo
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BarkingMadRun
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When you‘re behind on the #scarathlonphotochallenge but Stephen King has you covered! #carnival #cemetary #vampires @Linsy @StayCurious @Clwojick

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Traci1
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Mehso-so

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Every so often I come across a King that just doesn't do it for me. This was one of those. I might have enjoyed it more with a different narrator.

This was my #bookspin @thearomaofbooks
#scarathlon #teamhendrix
15+1+(10H×10×18R)=1,816
@StayCurious
Was hoping to watch the miniseries of this one for #screamathon, but I didn't like it enough to pay to watch. @4thhouseontheleft
#littenlisten @aperfectmjk #spookoweenreadathon @TheSpineView

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Traci1
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My #bookspinbingo for October (I've completed 3 already). Both #bookspin and #doublespin are Stephen King. 🤷‍♀️
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!! 8mo
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rjsthumbelina
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Quickly went through my physical books to choose potential picks for my #scarathlon #tbr Anything I should prioritize getting to?

Lots more possibilities with ebooks and audiobooks as well! I need a whole year of spooky and/or mystery reading.

@Clwojick

TheKidUpstairs Rebecca is one of my favourites! I also loved 8mo
Clwojick Ahhhhhhhhh! This is such a good stack! There are so many books in this stack that I want to read! 😍😍😍 My favourite was definitely Middlegame! 8mo
rjsthumbelina @Clwojick I have a tendency to collect books that I want to read "eventually." That leads to me having a TON of books in most categories, all that I want to get to! Seanan McGuire is one of my favorite authors, so I definitely hope I can fit Middlegame in this month. I love her urban fantasy/mystery series, October Date. Hoping to get a few of those in this month, too! 8mo
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Clwojick I loved the Wayward Children series! 8mo
BookwormAHN The Book of Accidents, 56 Days, The Guest List and Into The Drowning Deep were really good 👻 8mo
rjsthumbelina @TheKidUpstairs I loved Stuart Turton's other book, so I'm excited to get to his new one. And Rebecca is on my soft list of "books I absolutely have to get to this year" 8mo
rjsthumbelina @BookwormAHN glad to hear good feedback for Chuck Wendig - I know he can be hit or miss for people. I'm really into the idea of 56 Days. And I'm interested to see how I feel about Into the Drowning Deep, bc I absolutely love Seanan McGuire, and have never read any of her horror written under Mira Grant 8mo
LeslieO I loved Into the Drowning Deep! 8mo
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I can‘t believe it‘s taken me so long to read this considering my undying love for all things Stephen King. I‘m only 1/3 way through and I still have no idea what‘s going on in this town (no spoilers please!)

TheNeverendingTBR One of the best horror novels ever written! 🖤 8mo
nmadriga Okay finally reached the big reveal of what the monster is and now I‘m too scared to read it at night 😂 8mo
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Ast_Arslan
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#SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz

1. Vampires, of course ❤
2. Salem's Lot ❤
3. Medusa 🐍

@Mavey wanna play?

ozma.of.oz Oh Medusa is a great choice! Thanks for sharing! 8mo
mavey Definitely! Great answers!🖤 8mo
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Ast_Arslan @Mavey thank you ❤ 8mo
Ast_Arslan @ozma.of.oz 😊❤ 8mo
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vivastory
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Not sure how I feel about the casting/directing choice for the upcoming adaptation of one of my favorite King novels. I love IT, especially chapter 2, but I don't think it's so much the writing that makes those movies special as it is the performances & Andy Muschietti's direction.

KathyWheeler I‘m not sure how I feel about another version of this. I‘ve never seen Lewis Pullman in anything, so I looked him up. He definitely resembles his father. 9mo
vivastory @KathyWheeler He really does. I'm eager for an adaptation, but this isn't necessarily the one that I want. I'm not writing it off, but I am a little disappointed in the choices so far. I am really looking forward to the new adaptation of Firestarter & really intrigued by Brian Fuller's remake of Christine 9mo
Reggie This is my favorite of his and as much as I should want an adaptation, I don‘t. 9mo
vivastory @Reggie Completely understand. Shortly after posting this I started watching the prequel Chapelwaite & turned it off about 5 minutes later. I just don't have the tolerance for disappointment anymore. 9mo
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Twainy
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People KNOW me! 😁 I LOVE BOOKS!!

Reggie Happy Birthday!!!! 10mo
Twainy Thank you @Reggie 😁 10mo
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monalyisha
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A friend insisted to me yesterday that Stephen King was both “better than” (!!!) & “the modern-day equivalent of” Ray Bradbury. Admittedly, I‘ve never read any Stephen King but everything inside of me rebelled at the notion.

He recommended Salem‘s Lot (I‘m sure because he‘s a high school friend & I was utterly obsessed with Buffy as a teen) but I have some questions:

1) He‘s wrong, right? 😅
2) Which King would you recommend that I start with?

Clare-Dragonfly Well… I haven‘t liked any of the King I‘ve read (except On Writing) so I can‘t make a recommendation, but I definitely do not see the resemblance! For one thing, Bradbury knew how to write short. 10mo
TrishB I love the fact that Kings work is long! He has written many fantastic short story collections too. What sort of reads do you generally like as he has written a bit of everything. If you don‘t like vampire horror you don‘t like Salem‘s Lot. 10mo
monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly I didn‘t really ask him to belabor the point. I mostly just yelled. 😅 But I‘m guessing it has something to do with the “boys coming of age” trope, marked with fantastical elements. 10mo
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monalyisha @TrishB I can do vampire horror. It‘s more about the writing for me than it is about plot. Sentence by sentence, I want to be wowed. Also, I mostly associate King with clowns & child orgies? 😆 I‘m SURE there‘s more to it than that. But those are the details that have stuck. 10mo
ChaoticMissAdventures So..I have read a few King books. And I am just going to have to say absolutely not 😆. Bradbury's skill at both writing and storytelling are miles beyond King. Not that King isn't good, just that he is no Bradbury. Also if you are one who has issues with racism Kings early work is problematic. I tried to read The Stand a few times but the excessive used of N word turned me off. 10mo
monalyisha @ChaoticMissAdventures That‘s what I said! I was like, “There‘s no WAY he writes as lyrically as Bradbury. I refuse.” 10mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @monalyisha I am so curious what you pick up and think about him! I think he is fine and there are some of his stories especially the short ones that really messed my mind up with their twisted humans. 10mo
BookwormM I loved the Dark Tower series but be warned book 1 is the worst they get better and are different from the first one 10mo
Prairiegirl_reading “I mostly just yelled” 🤣🤣🤣 I‘ve only read Fahrenheit 451 but King is definitely not lyrical. Lol! However I really liked the short story collection Different Seasons and was very oddly compelled by Gerald‘s game. I couldn‘t believe that I was couldn‘t put down a book about a woman handcuffed to a bed. Compelling definitely, lyrical no. (edited) 10mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I‘m on the flip side of this as I‘ve not yet read Bradbury but am a pretty loyal King fan. I obviously can‘t put my two cents in on which is better. 😅 If you‘re actually wanting to read King to sample it, I‘d try a smaller standalone like Eyes of the Dragon. It‘s different from his other works as it‘s less horror and more epic fantasy. It ties in (as most of his works do) to the Dark Tower books but is not directly part of the series. 10mo
Ruthiella I‘ve read both and they aren‘t really comparable, IMO. I‘m not a huge fan of either, but Bradbury is definitely more adventurous in his often poetic writing style. King knows how to tell an epic, engrossing story with lots of moving pieces. 10mo
Mary_K_Tilghman I read 11-22-63 before I realized it was THAT Stephen King. Loved it. It‘s historical fantasy though and not horror. Love fantasy so that makes sense. 10mo
monalyisha @Mary_K_Tilghman That one‘s just so big! 🙈😅 I think I‘d have to already be a fan to make that kind of commitment. 10mo
Mary_K_Tilghman I read it on KIndle. Had no idea how big it was! Lol! 10mo
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katcalvin
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I had no idea King wrote a vampire story. It was in 75 and I‘m curious if it‘s responsible for the modern day vamp resurgence we have now. It reads like a classic (with an interesting twist) but in 1975 it would have been original and terrifying.

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dylanisreading
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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I want to get up, but this is where I live now, at least until her dinner time.

Almost done with this book (finally).

#dogsoflitsy

Caterina Precious 😍 11mo
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dylanisreading
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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I'm still down with a cold and can't wait to be able to breathe through my nose again. Started this today after realizing that I should've hit borrow on the copy of UNDER THE DOME I was reading a sample of in Libby yesterday because someone checked it out today. Go figure. 🤷‍♀️

This feels very early King to me so far.

LeslieO This one still ranks as one of my favs, but I think I read it in 1978. 11mo
ErinSueMreads This is my very favorite king book! 11mo
Caterina Did you crochet this blanket? It's so beautiful. 😍 11mo
dylanisreading @Caterina Thank you! A friend of mine who lived with us for a while made it and gave it to us as a going away gift. 11mo
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MariaW
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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in the prologe King stated he wanted to write a different kind of vampire novel and I expected that, but in the end it is another “regular” vampire novel - at least for me. For my taste the “heros” ended up finding out what was going on too early. The really interesting part for me started with the epistolary (last) chapter. I keep on wondering why he did not write the whole novel like that? 🤔🤔🤔

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Georgia6
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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One of absolute favorite King novels! I have always loved this book!

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MariaW
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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I don‘t know but the pictures used for this novel already make sure that the reader feels a slight discomfort…. 😳😳😳

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MariaW
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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Opens first page - giggles because of the anticipation. 😬😬😬

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ErinSueMreads
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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My phone was down for repairs yesterday so here is my first week of totals for #littenlisten with @aperfectmjk

21 hours total

Fr3NcHtOaSt Just finished The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Really loved it. 11mo
ErinSueMreads It is one of my all time favorites. I have read and listened to it many many times. Have you read the graveyard book? @Fr3NcHtOaSt 11mo
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MariaW
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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Reading by the lake 😍

BarbaraBB Wow 😍 12mo
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Leftcoastzen
Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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#curiouscovers #blackandwhite I‘ve actually never read this book ,my friend loaned it to me . Even though I read books carefully I may end up returning it to her and reading a different edition.😬Too nice a copy for a mishap.

AlaMich It‘s SCARY!! 12mo
Eggs I read this many years ago 🖤⚪️🖤 12mo
vivastory This is one of my favorite King books 12mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory it‘s my friends favorite too ! Kind of amazing I never read it . 12mo
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Ast_Arslan
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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@TheSpineView
#Two4Tuesday

Thanks for the tag @The_Penniless_Author and @Mavey

1. Horror and mistery
2. I'm not used to be scared by books, but #SalemsLot gave me some chills ❤

Wanna play? You're tagged! 🧡🤟🏻

mavey The King!👌🏻🖤 13mo
Ast_Arslan @Mavey it's one of my fav book ❤❤ 13mo
mavey @Ast_Arslan Will check it out soon!🤗❤ 13mo
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Ast_Arslan @Mavey I hope you'll love it! 13mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 13mo
Ast_Arslan @TheSpineView you too! 😊 13mo
mavey @Ast_Arslan 🤗 13mo
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TacoFromHell
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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What is your favorite Stephen King book?

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Danielle145
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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💛💛💛💛 I love Stephen King. It did start a bit slow for the first 200 pages, but was atmospheric and honestly chilling in parts. I did get to the stage where I felt it got a bit repetitive (like how many times can a vampire kill someone) but overall a classic Stephen King and a good read.

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Sam-iam20
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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I recommend not reading it at night. It starts slow but it picks up and man how it flows is just phenomenal!

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ripley_reads
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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TheNeverendingTBR Love this edition 👌 1y
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intothehallofbooks
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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An epistolary-style short story, one of two, found at the end of the newer editions of Salem‘s Lot. This was darker and a little less interesting to me than One For the Road. It takes place long before the events of Salem‘s Lot on and around the same piece of land. It‘s definitely creepy, with the abandoned church and the occult symbolism on the inside, and the main character‘s descent into madness.

Also found in Night Shift #readingStephenKing