'Salem's Lot

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Hodder & Stoughton, Aug 2, 2022 - 768 pages
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'Turn off the television - in fact, why don't you turn off all the lights except for the one over your favourite chair - and we'll talk about vampires here in the dim. I think I can make you believe in them.'Stephen King, from the Introduction.'Salem's Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk. Of course there are tales of strange happenings - but not more than in any other town its size.Ben Mears, a moderately successful writer, returns to the Lot to write a novel based on his early years, and to exorcise the terrors that have haunted him since childhood. The event he witnessed in the house now rented by a new resident. A newcomer with a strange allure. A man who causes Ben some unease as things start to happen: a child disappears, a dog is brutally killed - nothing unusual, except the list starts to grow.Soon surprise will turn to bewilderment, bewilderment to confusion and finally to terror . . .

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STEPHEN KING is the author of more than seventy books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most celebrated chilling classics are Christine, Cujo, Doctor Sleep, Firestarter and The Shining. King's recent bestsellers include the highly acclaimed Billy Summers, If It Bleeds, The Institute and The Outsider. Many of his titles, such as IT, Mr Mercedes and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption are the basis for major motion pictures, TV series and streamed events, with IT now the highest grossing horror film ever, and The Shawshank Redemption, which is IMDb's top-rated movie of all time.Stephen King was the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association LIfetime achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2007, he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine, with his wife novelist Tabitha King.

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