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Stephen King – ‘Salem’s Lot (NEL, Feb 1977)

Posted by demonik on April 14, 2014

Stephen King – ‘Salem’s Lot   (NEL, Feb 1977)

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Blurb

‘If’ novels were awarded certificates like films, this one would get a triple- ‘H” for horror. Philip Steele,THE SUN

Almost overnight, the population of ‘Salem’s Lot has gone from 1319 to nothing. At least, to nothing human.

Thousands of miles from the small New England town of ‘Salem’s Lot, two terrified people still share the secrets of those clap­board houses and tree-lined streets. One is an eleven-year-old boy who never speaks. Only his eyes betray the grotesque events he has witnessed. The other is a man with recurring nightmares of a placid little township trans­formed into a tableau of unrelenting horror, a man who know s that soon he and the boy must return to Salem’s Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on there.

By the author of the great best-seller, CARRIE, and the forthcoming master­piece, THE SHINING.

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Stephen King – Salem’s Lot (1981: TV Movie Tie in)

Posted by demonik on October 19, 2011

Stephen King – Salem’s Lot  (NEL, 1981)

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We’ve already had a couple of editions of this, but here’, for little better reason than I like the cover, the TV Movie tie-in edition from 1981 when vampires were still OK.

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Stephen King – Salem’s Lot

Posted by demonik on October 6, 2009

Stephen King – Salem’s Lot (New English Library, 1991)

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Blurb:
Thousands of miles away from the small township of ‘Salem’s Lot, two terrified people still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets.
One is an eleven-year-old boy. He never speaks but his eyes betray the indescribable horror he has witnessed.
The other is a man plagued by nightmares, a man who knows that soon he and the boy must return Jo ‘Salem’s Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the town where no one is human anymore …
`One of the few horror writers who can truly make the flesh creep’ – Sunday Express

Very dull, i know, but to keep this tub afloat while i await hundreds of new old  NEL’s to fall out of the sky at me, here’s a 17th impression of  Stephen King’s much loved vampire epic. And there’s a blurb!

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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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