Home > Books > Fiction > Horror Books > S Horror Books > Salem's Lot - Stephen King

Salem's Lot - Stephen King

from £3.64 to £106.01 (7 offers) Product Information

Offers for Salem's Lot - Stephen King

Community Quote

... But if he were to show up in a sleepy little country town, what then? I decided I wanted to find out, so I wrote 'Salem's Lot, which was originally titled Second Coming." Stephen King February 24 1999 It's amazing really when you realise that Stephen King's massively ... Read review
1 to 7 out of 7 offers for Salem's Lot - Stephen King   Sorted by: Price 

Similar offers for Salem's Lot - Stephen King »

1 to 2 out of 2 similar offers for Salem's Lot - Stephen King
King Stephen : Salem'S Lot (Signet) - Stephen King

King Stephen : Salem'S Lot (Signet) - Stephen King

Mass Market Paperback, New American Library

 Visit Shop  >
amazon marketplace books
Postage & Packaging:  £4.10
Availability:  Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days...

El Misterio de Salem's Lot / Salem's Lot: 102 (Best Seller) - Stephen King

El Misterio de Salem's Lot / Salem's Lot: 102 (Best Seller) - Stephen King

Pages: 526, Edition: 2 Tra Mti, Paperback, Debolsillo

 Visit Shop  >
amazon marketplace books
Postage & Packaging:  £2.80
Availability:  Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days...

User reviews »

1-5 of 13 reviews Show all reviews Show most helpful reviews first Newest first

 

Community Level 4bigcat

bigcat

They only come out at night Review with images

AdvantagesTension built up beautifully, superb characterisation

DisadvantagesCan it withstand the test of time?

""One of my high school classes was Fantasy and Science Fiction, and one of the novels I taught was Dracula. I was surprised at how vital it had remained over the years; the kids liked it, and I liked it, too. One night over supper I wondered aloud what would happen if Dracula came back in the twentieth century, to America. "He'd probably be run over by a Yellow Cab on Park Avenue and killed," my wife said. That closed the discussion, but in the following ..." Read review
24.07.2004

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 6markd_uk

markd_uk

Not A Lot New

AdvantagesClassic King

DisadvantagesBit long-winded in places, no need for the 'out-takes

"Originally written in 1975, `Salem's Lot was the second novel written by Stephen King and was undoubtedly the novel that stereotyped him as a writer of the horror genre. For the remainder of his career, King has been cast with that title, despite many of his novels not being directly horror but more thriller or drama. King, himself, has never typecast himself as a horror author, but the tag will remain with him forever, thanks to this one novel. In ..." Read review
08.10.2006

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 5nictastic

nictastic

Salem's had its lot

Advantagescareful examination of characters, allows for intimacy

Disadvantagesperhaps predictable, gothic element may not appeal.

"Its rare that I can find myself sitting down to a book and actually reaching the ending, I love reading, but since A level English I have found myself taking time off from the reading into which I grew tired of, forced to read hoards of war literature. But Iím glad to say Iíve developed a taste for the books again, and whilst I was away in Chichester I wandered throughout waterstones promising myself to purchase the first book that caught my eye, ..." Read review
24.05.2003

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 5kitty17

kitty17

Re-reading Early King

AdvantagesThrilling

DisadvantagesNot very in depth characterisation

"...in my opinion, so in Salem's Lot we don't get the depth of character as in later works, like The Stand, or It, but they are still fascinating to read and remarkable in that you do remember them after finishing the novel, but I found that I didn't get as emotionally attached to them as I have done in other works by King. The plot was well-paced and thoughtfully written, I enjoyed the style, it was easy to read and the essential moodiness of the ..." Read review
16.11.2006

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 5RichardW

RichardW

If only all vampire stories were this terrifying

AdvantagesAfter a long time of feeling sorry for the poor, watered down, lonely vampires, this novel made me genuinely bloody terrified of them again

DisadvantagesThis is a dense and complex novel, with a large cast of characters. you can't just switch off with this one, I'm afraid.

"'Salem's Lot' is King's second novel, and his second classic and enduring contribution to the horror genre. Jerusalem's Lot is a small town in Maine USA, and it is due for a very peculiar mode of extinction. Tired with the pickings in Europe, the ancient vampire Barlow has come to small-town America, his human servant Straker in tow. One vampire quickly becomes two, and then more, as further citizens are turned. In town at the time is Ben Mears, who ..." Read review
12.12.2000

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Show all 13 reviews

Sponsored links

Product Information for "Salem's Lot - Stephen King" »

Manufacturer's product description

When a writer returns to his Maine home town, he discovers that the peaceful hamlet is being overrun by vampires and sets out to curb this ancient evil before it can spread.

Product details

Type Fiction
Genre Horror
Title Salem's Lot
Author Stephen King
ISBN 0340770538; 0340921277; 0340951478; 0385007515; 0385516487; 0450031063; 067103975X

Ciao

Listed on Ciao since 15/07/2000

Products you might be interested in »

Spares - Michael Marshall Smith

Spares - Michael Marshall Smith

Fiction - Horror - ISBN: 0586217754, 0006512674, 0002246562

User reviews (6)

Buy now for only £ 3.59

Cell - Stephen King

Cell - Stephen King

Fiction - Horror - ISBN: 9506440948, 8401335981, 1416534814, 0739464337, 0340921455, 0340921447, 0340921536

User reviews (31)

Buy now for only £ 2.49

Slugs - Shaun Hutson

Slugs - Shaun Hutson

Fiction - Horror - ISBN: 0751514187, 0843925116, 074740786X, 0491032714, 0356200310

User reviews (4)

Buy now for only £ 6.99

Portent - James Herbert

Portent - James Herbert

Fiction - Horror - ISBN: 0771040725, 0450588858, 0340509104, 0333761286, 0330451553, 0330376241, 0061052116

User reviews (6)

Buy now for only £ 0.99

Skulduggery Pleasant - Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant - Derek Landy

Fiction - Horror - ISBN: 0061231177, 0061231150, 0007241631, 0007241623, 0007241615

User reviews (6)

Buy now for only £ 11.37

Needful Things - Stephen King

Needful Things - Stephen King

Fiction - Horror - ISBN: 0831778415, 0451178599, 0450613615, 045057458X, 0340952768, 0340546735, 0451172817

User reviews (19)

Buy now for only £ 4.08

Compare Salem's Lot - Stephen King to other similar Horror Books »

similar by Price (less than 5 GBP)
A fine book from a fine British Author
None of Note (*)
see text
see text (*)
Masterfully crafted - heart pounding suspense
None (*)
Stephen king's first and one of his best novels,a sweet and sad tale of pain and sweet vengeance,clever twists and dialogue,excellent
NONE (*)
Great read! Plus you know there'll be more fun coming in the sequels!
You can't put it down! Addictive, so you'll spend money on the sequels! (*)
similar by Title (First Letter) (S)
A decent story
Script form makes it more difficult to read than a novel (*)
Great storyline
Please, no more sex scenes (*)
classic Rice.
perhaps a bit samey. (*)
Riveting and imaginative
not for you if books should immitate life. (*)
Fowler's best work, goes at a cracking pace
The weak ending (*)
similar by Author Surname (First Letter) (K)
Compelling descriptive power, gripping storyline
Daunting prospect at 1,500 pages ... (*)
Story is there, but hidden amongst the drivel.
As above. (*)
Thought-provoking representation on the mundane horrors of the human condition
Not great literature, but good for its nitch (*)
Fast-paced, gripping thriller with light moments of comedy
Some loose uses of poetic license in the wrong years. (*)
Great read
A wee bit long (*)
(*) Reviews by Ciao members


Are you the manufacturer / provider of Salem's Lot - Stephen King? Click here