‘Salem’s Lot is a little New England town with white clapboard houses, tree-lined roads, and strong church steeples. That mid year in ‘salem’s Lot was a late spring of homecoming and return; spring wore out and the land lying dry, popping underneath. Late that mid year, Ben Mears got back to ‘salem’s Lot expecting to project out his own villains and tracked down rather a new, unspeakable repulsiveness.
An outsider had likewise come to the Lot, an outsider with a secret, that would unleash hopeless damage on those he contacted and on those they cherished.
All would be changed for eternity – Susan, whose affection for Ben couldn’t safeguard her; Father Callahan, the priest who set his disintegrated confidence to one final test; and Mark, a little fellow who sees his dreamland become reality and incidentally demonstrates the most ideally suited to deal with the persistent bad dream of ‘Salem’s Lot.
This is a rare novel, practically entrancing in its steadfast tension, which works to a peak of exemplary fear. You will not forget the town of ‘Salem’s Lot nor any individuals who used to live there.
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