Saturday, May 28, 2011
Book Review: Salem's Lot by Stephen King
In his updated preface, King writes about his struggle in creating a vampire story in post-Vietnam America. The villians are Nixonian: they rarely appear and tend to work in the shadows. In many ways, the story owes more to Invasion of the Body Snatchers, rather than the classic Dracula story. The novel has bleak conclusion where the forces of evil prevail adds to the novel's power. King takes awhile to develop the story so the middle is slow, but the final 200 pages are spellbinding.