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Stephen King – ‘Salem’s Lot

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2009

Stephen King – ‘Salem’s Lot (New English Library, 1977)

Salem's Lot, 1977

Salem's Lot, 1977

Blurb

” …. enough blood, demons and terror to give the most doubting reader the shivers ….” – Manchester Evening News.

That dismal excuse for a cover! You seriously wonder if NEL had any faith in Salem’s Lot replicating the success of Carrie – or maybe they realised they could dress King up in any old tat and his novels would fly off the shelves regardless? Top read, mind.

Salem's Lot, 1983

Tim White cover illustration, Salem's Lot, 1983

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