'Salem's Lot

By Stephen King

Find out the secrets held in this sleepy little Maine town...

After 25 years Ben Mears comes home to write, and reacquaint himself with his hometown. He still remembers one bizarre night from the past in Marsten House...but did it really happen? He meets Susan, and starts to feel as though he is rebuilding his own life. There are some strange things happening since Ben's return; people have gone missing. A young boy named Ralphie Glick has mysteriously vanished without a trace while walking through the forest to a friend's house with his brother. As night approaches it is as though something evil is lurking around the woods.

As Stephen King leads you through Jerusalem's Lot, where no one is who they seem to be....

Kurt Barlow has transplanted himself from Austria to Jerusalem's Lot, he is rarely seen. Now people are disappearing one by one..,who will be next? Kurt's business partner Richard Straker is the only one of the partners who has been seen in town, yet the two have purchased the infamous Marsten house, which is in a serious state of disrepair. There have also been rumors of odd things happening there, just the way Ben remembers...

The people of "The Lot"

The residents of 'Salems Lot are practically ordinary. Any new resident, even a temporary one, would stick out from the population. This is the the case with Ben Mears, who has recently returned to "the Lot" to write a new book. Strangely, no one really knows what the book is about, but some individual are absle to squeeze a few hints out of Ben.

Analysis of 'Salems Lot

The way that Stephen King wrote this book is simple, but that's what is good about it. It is written in parts from the characters' perspectives or simply the part that is based on them. The reader gets to know each character and follow their experiences in the story. Ironically, what one character observes in one in a scene does not guarantee any other character would have seen or experienced it themselves. So, only the reader will know the whole story until the other characters find out later on, in keeping with the classic King style of suspense.