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'Salem's LotRn to 'Salem's Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the to I hate vampires I hate them and I hate books about them I hate the way they're romanticized and sexualized and just generally presented in modern fiction That's why I loved this book King doesn't shy away from the fact that vampires are creatures of horror and he presents them as such They are vile violent and everywhere and that's the way I like themThe characters pitted against them particularly the priest are compelling and almost too human to face the vampires And in the end they don't actually triumph They escape but that's about it It's tragic and horrible and the perfect vampire book

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kindle ✓ 'Salem's Lot Paperback read æ moneyexpresscard ì Thousands of miles away from the small township of 'Salem's Lot two terrified people a man and a boy still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree lined streets They must return to 'Salem's Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakableThousands of miles away from the small township of 'Salem's Lot two terrified people a man and There was a time once when vampires were ruthless predators and not the misunderstood brooding and essentially harmless creatures Ahhhh good old scary times Vampire stories have been around for a long time after all people love a good scare and what is terrifying than a monster showing up at night and sucking the life essence out of you? But leave it to Stephen King to turn the terror up a notch add a whole new layer to it How? Simply using the winning formula that he continues to employ in the vast majority of his work In addition to showing us the monsters of the night he also brings into the picture the monsters and the darkness that are already with us that live in the deep dark recesses of everyone's soul The town knew about darknessThe town has its secrets and keeps them wellThe town cares for devil's work no than it cares for God's or man's It knew darkness And darkness was enoughThe eponymous 'Salem's Lot is a small town in Maine and it is not a stranger to secrets and darkness It's uaint and pastoral on the surface but once you look deeper you are bound to discover what lurks behind its respectable surface And trust me that's the discoveries that you can easily go without for the darkness of the human soul as presented by Stephen King beats everything that any monster or boogeyman can ever send your way The small town of 'Salem's Lot can boast your usual lies bullying corruption and prejudice and spices it up with well hidden child abuse violence and murders Not so uaint is it? It is this portrayal of everyday people's secrets of the towns being almost like living breathing organisms that is one of the big reasons why I am a huge fan of Stephen King's worksFrom the very first pages of the novel we know that some terrible fate made 'Salem's Lot a ghost town with apparently only a couple of survivors It doesn't take the reader long to realize as we go back in time to see how the events unfolded that the mysterious menacing Marsten House welcomed new evil that tends to lurk at night floating past your hopefully tightly shut windows The story itself is rather straightforward steadily moving along to its almost conclusion that we have glimpsed in the first few pages and we watch with bated breath as our bunch of good guys Ben Mark Susan Matt are trying to take on the supernatural horror Oh and did I forget Father Callahan? view spoilerA high five from the Dark Tower universe Father hide spoiler

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A boy still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree lined streets They must retu Well this is annoying times two I just wrote a review and lost it and then there's the other issueWhat other issue?Oh the one where my 14 year old self of infinite wisdom and experience remembered a boring tale lacking truly epic blood and guts from what should be a vampire tale in a small town If that 14 year old could have had his way then 80% of the novel would have been excised for being too character driven too focused on hundreds of characters only set up to be knocked down in gruesome death or undeath and too detail driven and poorly paced for a thriller Damn I was a dipshit I'm not saying that I'm no longer a dipshit mind you just that I think that kid was a real idiot I mean I'd only been reading anything at all for less than a year and 8 months of that was focused on learning how to read Of course I was going to be influenced by the all the slasher movies rather than novel construction I even watched the crapfest that I considered the made for tv movie based on this book and I think I might have been a little too harsh on it tooSo flash forward to now when I jump up the rating from a scathing 3 stars to a full blown 5 an adult reading an adult novel of suspense emotionally invested characters subtle humor high brow words than I remember Stephen King usually using in his novels and beautifully crafted passages of hometown life falling into what might as well have been a modern retelling of a medieval town falling under the spell of the Black Plague with all the horror and sadness and superstition that entailsThis novel was gripping and intense to my adult sensibilities Do I feel like a fool for my old memories? Yes Am I embarrassed? Yes Am I absolutely impressed and amazed that the very first trash novelist I got into as a kid actually turned out to be a consummate master of the writing craft? YesAll the things I hated as a kid happen to be the things I love the most here The characters were absolutely gorgeous I fell into them and later I fell into love with the whole town The fact that it had a cancer that was eating away at it from the inside slowly was only a tension driver This may be a vampire novel but it is really a tragedy through and through We expect to love and lose our loved ones and this is the true horror Not just the eyes like stars or the breath that smells of pure putrescence or the image of a supernatural horror that no longer needs keys because now the dead can sueeze between door jams Of course Part 3 was all action all the time with the stakes as high as it can be It was all for the sake of pure survival But Part 1 the get to know you and Part 2 something isn't right were some of the best readings of Stephen King like ever Believe me he has a personal formula when it comes to his writing but I know of no one who's able to pull off exactly what he pulls off He makes everyone so damn real to me Fun fact There's a dead John Snow who knows nothing in this novel Isn't that fun?So I've eaten crow and said that I'm sorry for being an childhood idiot but what I really mean is that There Are No Sparkles This is a novel of horrible anticipation and and deep sadness of exciting vampire hunting with truly intelligent foes There are no levelled up vamps or long antihero arcs or Master Vampire Hunters And best of all there are no werewolvesThere is however a sense of reality and loss and fear and if you are missing a huge dose of that in your life if only to hold up as a mirror to your own life to say that things aren't so bad with you then you really ought to jump out there and pick up a copy I can't believe this is only SK's second novel Wow