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Charity shop book club: Salem's Lot

Some of the amazing covers this book has had over the years... sadly my one wasn't this exciting

What is the Lot? Is it a LOT of warbling descriptions (yes), is it a LOT of waiting for it to get dramatic (yes), is it a LOT forgettable (yes), are there a LOT of characters, most of whom you don’t care about or like (yes).

I’m late to the Stephen King book gang, and Salem’s Lot is my second-and-a-half foray in to his murky realm of Maine, joining The Shining and a bit of Doctor Sleep, which I gave up on as I hated all their names.