'Salem's Lot
by Stephen King
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Release Date2008-05-06 (added to CC 12 Aug 2011)
Amazon Sales Rank3,420
Stephen Kingís second novel, the classic vampire bestseller íSALEMíS LOT, tells the story of evil in small-town America. For the first time in a major trade edition, this terrifying novel is accompanied by previously unpublished material from Kingís archive, two short stories, and eerie photographs that bring Kingís fictional darkness and evil to vivid life.

When Stephen Kingís classic thrilleríSALEMíS LOT hit the stands in 1975, it thrilled and terrified millions of readers with tales of demonic evil in small-town America. Now, thirty years later and still scaring readers witless, íSALEMíS LOT reemerges in a brilliant new edition, complete with photographs, fifty pages of deleted and alternate scenes, and two short stories related to the events of the novel.

While the original edition of íSALEMíS LOT will forever be a premier horror classic, íSALEMíS LOT: ILLUSTRATED EDITION, with the inclusion of material from Kingís archive, is destined to become a classic in its own right and a must-have for all Stephen King fans. In this edition, the hair-raising story of Jerusalemís Lot, a small town in Maine whose inhabitants succumb to the evil allure of a new resident, is told as the author envisioned it, complete with fifty pages of alternate and deleted scenes. With a new introduction by the author, two short stories related to the events and residents of Jerusalemís Lot, the lavishly creepy photographs of Jerry Uelsmann, and a stunning new page design, this edition brings the story to life in words and pictures as never before.

No library will be complete without this ideal collectorís item for any King aficionado, the definitive illustrated edition of the great íSALEMíS LOT.

Member Reviews
(18 Apr 2012)
Yes, this is one of his earliest books, and you can definitely see how he's grown since then. If you are a first time King reader, not a book I would suggest for you. Unfortunately, if you're a true fan you feel the need to read 'em all, no matter how wordy and dry he's written them.
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