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on 24 November 2012
Vampires seem to be the only monsters that seem to have become less scary over time, culminating with the current Twilight craze. If you're looking for an antidote to all that then this book is it.
This is the first King book that I've read, having never been a big reader of horror, but I wasn't disappointed. The book is a real slow burner, but this is no bad thing. It helps build up a real sense of apprehension and foreboding - something very bad is going to happen in the little town of Salem's Lot.
The vampires are great. They have no redeeming features, no last vestige of humanity, they are evil incarnate. Just as it should be.
An interesting theme in the book concerns the nature of evil - that when evil acts are perpetrated in a place then the location itself becomes suffused with an aura of badness akin to a dry charge. It's inferred that vampires are attracted to these places, like sharks to blood in water. A great concept I thought.
The Kindle edition features two short stories that relate to the novel, the excellent 'One for the road, and the Cthulhu-esque 'Jerusalem's Lot'.
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