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I'm not saying that I'm no longer a dipshit, mind you, just that I think that kid was a real idiot. Of course I was going to be influenced more by the all the slasher movies rather than novel construction.

So 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, more high-brow words than I remember Stephen King stephen king salems lot using in his novels, and beautifully crafted passages of hometown life falling into stephen king salems lot 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 entails.

This novel was gripping and intense to my adult sensibilities. Do I feel like a fool for my old memories? Ben Mears and Susan are joined by Matt Burke and his doctor, Jimmy Cody, along with young Mark Petrie and the local priest, Father Callahanin an effort to fight the spread of the vampires, stephen king salems lot numbers increase as the new vampires infect their own families and others.

Susan is captured by Barlow before Mark has a chance to rescue her.

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Susan becomes a vampire, but is eventually staked through the heart by Mears, the man who loved her. Stephen king salems lot Callahan is caught by Barlow at the Petrie house after Barlow kills Mark's parents, but does not infect them, so they are later given a clean burial.

Barlow holds Mark hostage, but Father Callahan has the upper hand, securing Mark's release, agreeing to Stephen king salems lot demand that he toss aside his cross and face him on equal terms. The scenes in which first Ralphie and then Danny Glick appear in windows at night, scratching to be let in, were utterly horrifying, as were the scenes with Mike Ryerson in Jason Burke's guest bedroom "Looooook at me I will see you sleep like the dead, teacher" and Marjorie Glick in the mortuary.

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Ben has returned to the town to write a book about the long-abandoned Marsten House, where he had a bad experience as stephen king salems lot child. Mears learns that the house—the former home of Depression -era hitman Hubert "Hubie" Marsten—has been purchased by Kurt Barlowan Austrian immigrant who stephen king salems lot arrived in the Lot ostensibly to open an antiques store.

Barlow is on an extended buying trip; only his business partner, Richard Straker, is seen in public. The duo's arrival coincides with the disappearance of a young boy, Ralphie Glick, and the death of his brother Danny, who becomes the town's first vampire.

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Danny fails, however, to infect his classmate Mark Petrie, who resists him stephen king salems lot by holding a plastic cross in Danny's face. Within several days, many stephen king salems lot the townspeople are turned into vampires. To fight the spread of the new vampires, Ben and Susan are joined by Matt and his doctor, Jimmy Cody, along with Mark and the local priest, Father Callahan.

Susan is captured by Barlow and made into a vampire, eventually being staked through the heart by Ben. When Father Callahan and Mark head over to Mark's parents' house to explain the danger that the family is in, the power is suddenly cut off and Barlow appears.

After killing Mark's parents by smashing their heads together, Barlow briefly takes the boy hostage.


So Ben does all the things you would do as a writer, stomping around your old turf and trying to put off the act of writing itself: King spends half the novel establishing the town, Ben, and his would-be gang of vampire hunters.

For much of the first half, they're only hinted at. The biggest hint comes in the form of a certain Stephen king salems lot Straker, along with his absentee business partner Mr Stephen king salems lot.

They decide to open an antique shop in a town that doesn't need one, and they buy the Marsten house to live in while they're there. Alarm bells ring all over, but nobody really cares because there are too many other things going on.

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Women nearly beat their babies to death because of the stress of motherhood; men drink too much and rape stephen king salems lot wives; and gossip is everywhere, like rats behind the walls.

Nobody stops to notice that, between Straker and Barlow, you've got — nearly, if you flip the W upside down — an anagram of Bram Stoker.


When a young boy then dies in mysterious circumstances, the only person who really pays attention outside his family is the inept local lawman.

As a reader, you want stephen king salems lot all to care more than they do, because you can see what's coming: It's almost exactly halfway through the novel that the blood hits the fan.

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