'Salem's Lot by Stephen King

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Stephen King’s second novel, the classic vampire bestseller ’SALEM’S 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 For the first time in a major trade edition, this terrifying novel is accompanied by previously unpublished material from King’s archive, two short stories, and eerie photographs that bring King’s fictional darkness and evil to vivid life.

When Stephen King’s classic thriller’SALEM’S 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, ’SALEM’S 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 ’SALEM’S LOT will forever be a premier horror classic, ’SALEM’S LOT: ILLUSTRATED EDITION, with the inclusion of material from King’s 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 Jerusalem’s 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 Jerusalem’s 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 collector’s item for any King aficionado, the definitive illustrated edition of the great ’SALEM’S LOT.
 

About Stephen King

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Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. Joe Hill is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Heart-Shaped Box and Horns and writes an ongoing comic book series, Locke & Key. He makes lots of noise on Twitter under the handle @joe_hill.
 
Published May 6, 2008 by Anchor. 674 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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A super-exorcism that leaves the taste of somebody else's blood in your mouth and what a bad taste it is.

Sep 26 2011 | Read Full Review of 'Salem's Lot

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I freely admit it — I'm a huge Stephen King fan. I have read most of what he has e...The audio production of "Salem's Lot" is 17 hours, 31 minutes long, and a glorious seventeen-and-a-half hours it is.

Aug 04 2009 | Read Full Review of 'Salem's Lot

Seattle PI

'Salem's Lot is also a vampire novel where the vampires aren't exactly secondary, but a symptom of what King poses is going wrong in the world.

Jan 06 2012 | Read Full Review of 'Salem's Lot

SF Signal

Vampires are about the loss of identity, and thus, variable, from the total loss of identity — the mindless, mishapen, bloodthirsty ghoul (and zombies,) to the semi-lost who plot and scheme as monsters and have some memory of what they were (Dracula,) to the vamps who are struggling to hold on to...

Sep 27 2010 | Read Full Review of 'Salem's Lot

Between The Covers

**This post has potential spoilers sprinkled all over the place, so if you haven’t read the book but plan to, you might want to come back later.**.

Jan 15 2013 | Read Full Review of 'Salem's Lot

Nyx Book Reviews

This is the only Stephen King book I’ve read and adored, I’ve read others that I now can’t remember – I went through a King phase in my teens.

Oct 17 2013 | Read Full Review of 'Salem's Lot

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