Salem's Lot by Stephen King

Jessica Polistena, summer reading


This book is about a writer, named Ben, who went back to his home town of Jerusalem's Lot, Maine after twenty five years. Shortly after he goes back to his home town he meets Matt Burke, a teacher. He also begins to have admirations for Susan Norton, a young college student. Ben starts writing a book about the Marsten House, a house that he had bad experianced with as a child. When Ben is writing this book about the Marsten House he learns that the house, as well as some members of Jerusalems Lot, may not be what he thought it was.


•Ben Mear- writer

•Matt Burke- teacher

•Susan Norton- young college student; admiration of Ben Mear

•Kurt Barlow- master vampire

•Father Callahan- troubled alcoholic who finds faith