Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature created by Megan @bookslayerReads that allows us to feature books, that are not part of a series, that we loved.
‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
‘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 . . .
I have mentioned before on my blog how much I adore the works of Stephen King. So far I have read 14 of his books so far and I have enjoyed the majority of them. I do plan on reading many more of his works in the future. But today, let’s talk about the first ever Stephen King book I read and the one that made me fall in love with his stories. Let’s talk about ‘Salem’s Lot!
I was always a big fan of horror movies and creepy stuff in general. Many people have said to me that Stephen King’s books are very scary and that I would enjoy them. So I decided to read something by him. I honestly had no idea where to start with his books, as there were a ton of them and many sounded interesting to me. I picked up ‘Salem’s Lot at random, as it drew me in the most when I read it’s description.
Yes, the first book I read by Stephen King was over 1000 pages long. But in the end I’m very glad that I decided to read this one first. I fell in love with it from the beginning and it seriously creeped me out, which I loved. I love the way Stephen King tells stories and creates characters. I’m also aware that his books aren’t for everyone, as the tend to be quiet scary and gory. So read this book at your own risk!