Fellowship of the Worms Announcement: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

September 26, 2014 Book Club, Vampires 32

Greetings Bookworms!

You’ll remember that Halloween is one of my FAVORITE holidays. You may also remember that I’m a ginormous chicken about scary books. 'salem's lotI’m feeling brave this month, as long as y’all are willing to join me. To get us in the Halloween spirit, we’re going to tackle a Stephen King novel, and NOT one of the carefully chosen less-horrifying tomes I normally pick. I’ve decided on ‘Salem’s Lot for a few reasons. First, Rory of Fourth Street Review (AKA my go-to Stephen King expert) assures me that it’s excellent. She also said it was terrifying, BUT it’s about vampires. I can handle vampires because I’m one thousand percent sure they could never be real. (How am I sure? I am DELICIOUS to mosquitoes. If vampires were a real thing, I’d be long gone.) I do better with nightmares when it comes to mythological creatures like vampires and zombies than do with ghosts and demons and psycho killers (which could TOTALLY BE REAL!) Check out the Goodreads synopsis:

Something strange is going on in Jerusalem’s Lot … but no one dares to talk about it. By day, ‘Salem’s Lot is a typical modest New England town; but when the sun goes down, evil roams the earth. The devilishly sweet insistent laughter of a child can be heard echoing through the fields, and the presence of silent looming spirits can be felt lurking right outside your window. Stephen King brings his gruesome imagination to life in this tale of spine tingling horror.

DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUN!!! Are you nervous-cited?! I know I am… Or at least I WILL be if I have your moral support! We’ll be talking about this big scary book on HALLOWEEN, Friday, October 31. Please join me? I have a penguin night light for these situations. I have a feeling it’s going to be getting a workout.

Talk to me Bookworms! Who’s in? What’s your favorite scary book?

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32 Responses to “Fellowship of the Worms Announcement: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King”

  1. Erin

    I’m in! You’d think Stephen King plus vampires would be a must-read, but somehow I’ve never managed to pick up Salem’s Lot. My favorite scary book would probably be The Passage by Justin Cronin.

  2. Amy @ Read a Latte

    YES! I just got this the other day after wanting to read it forever. I don’t read many scary books either, I think Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects might be the creepiest so far.

  3. Helen @ My Novel Opinion

    I read this one years ago! I can’t remember it freaking me out that much but I was much better at handling scary stuff when I was younger. Anyway I just bought the ebook so that I could read it again this year. If I’ve read it by Halloween (which is the plan) I will be here to chat 🙂 – Then again I still didn’t read We Were Liars like I intended to.

  4. Alison's Wonderland Recipes

    I’m exactly the same way! Zombies? No problem! Vampires? Totally cool. Ghosts and demons? NO THANK YOU. Movie monsters are at least bound by the laws of physics, but the bodiless folks just seem to make up the rules as they go. I don’t even know where to begin fighting that.

    My current favorite scary books are Dracula and And Then There Were None (as you can see, pretty tame). However, I think I might really read Salem’s Lot! I’ve always wanted to read a Stephen King book, but the subject matter always seems to fall under my “Big Giant Nope” radar of scariness. Salem’s Lot sounds like something I could do! 🙂

  5. Leila @ Readers' Oasis

    Oh, LOL . . . no way can I read this again! This is the single scariest book I’ve ever read! Ok, admittedly I was only 14 when I read it. I took it out of the library–I doubt my parents would have let me read it if they’d known. This kind of ruined Stephen King for me for life–I generally avoid even the “non scary” ones because this just petrified me. But I’ll stop by on Halloween and see what everyone thought!

  6. Jancee

    I am so excited!!!! I’ve never read any of his creepy stuff – in fact, the only thing I’ve read by him is Joyland, which is more much detective mystery than creepy keep me up at night novel.

  7. Charleen

    Yes! I haven’t picked up a Stephen King novel in months! (Which, when you’re trying to read through his entire body of work… well, let’s just start with the novels for now, but still… is not a great thing.)

    So yeah, I’m in.

  8. Theresa

    I love this book! It’s the first vampire book I ever read (way back in high school), and it’s the reason I love vampires still. 🙂 I did have to stay up all night reading the last 1/4 of it, though…I couldn’t sleep until it was over. lol Enjoy!

  9. kristin @ my little heart melodies

    Oh man, this sounds amazing! I need to think about it… I have soooo many books I’m trying to get through. (ha! Film at eleven.) I may jump in if I can find a copy at my local library.

    I just read Bird Box by Josh Malerman in June and it was SUPER scary-suspenseful and I loved it—read the entire 300+ pages in one day.

  10. Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf

    I won’t be participating in this one but maaaaan I gotta read some King soon. I haven’t read him in YEARS. Like, since I was a kid (because my parents were cool like that and didn’t limit my reading selections). I just gotta say, props to Stephen King for publishing a 600+ page beast in MASS MARKET format. Ya know? I always remember feeling like his books could barely stay together because of that!

  11. Rory

    I’m going to try and pick it up, if I do, I am in. Currently I am trying to get through From a Buick 8 by King (not so good). Classic King is great and PERFECT for Halloween.

  12. AMB

    I’m waaaaaay too chicken to participate in this one, but I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

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