Salem s Lot

 Salem s Lot
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 653
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0345806794
ISBN 13: 9780345806796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salem s Lot Book Review:

When a writer returns to his Maine home town, he discovers that the peaceful hamlet is being overrun by vampires and sets out to curb this ancient evil before it can spread.

Salem s Lot

 Salem s Lot
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2008-05-06
ISBN 10: 0385528221
ISBN 13: 9780385528221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salem s Lot Book Review:

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem’s Lot in hopes that exploring the history of the Marsten House, an old mansion long the subject of rumor and speculation, will help him cast out his personal devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods, and only one returns alive, Mears begins to realize that something sinister is at work—in fact, his hometown is under siege from forces of darkness far beyond his imagination. And only he, with a small group of allies, can hope to contain the evil that is growing within the borders of this small New England town. With this, his second novel, Stephen King established himself as an indisputable master of American horror, able to transform the old conceits of the genre into something fresh and all the more frightening for taking place in a familiar, idyllic locale.

Salem s Lot

Salem s Lot
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2000-10-01
ISBN 10: 067103975X
ISBN 13: 9780671039752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salem s Lot Book Review:

When a writer returns to his small Maine hometown, he discovers that the peaceful hamlet is being overrun by vampires and sets out to curb this ancient evil before it can spread, in a new edition of the classic horror novel featuring an introduction by the author . Reprint.

Salem s Lot

 Salem s Lot
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2008-12-11
ISBN 10: 1848940815
ISBN 13: 9781848940819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salem s Lot Book Review:

With a stunning new cover look, King's chilling classic of a small new England town about to be engulfed in terror. Turn off the television - in fact, why don't you turn off all the lights except for the one over your favourite chair? - and we'll talk about vampires here in the dim. I think I can make you believe in them. Stephen King, from the Introduction. 'Salem's Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk. Of course there are tales of strange happenings - but not more than in any other town its size. Ben Mears, a moderately successful writer, returns to the Lot to write a novel based on his early years, and to exorcise the terrors that have haunted him since childhood. The event he witnessed in the house now rented by a new resident. A newcomer with a strange allure. A man who causes Ben some unease as things start to happen: a child disappears, a dog is brutally killed - nothing unusual, except the list starts to grow. Soon surprise will turn to bewilderment, bewilderment to confusion and finally to terror . . .

Stephen King Three Novels

Stephen King   Three Novels
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1096
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780307292056
ISBN 13: 0307292053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gothic Motifs in Stephen King s Work With Special Regard to Salem s Lot and The Shining

Gothic Motifs in Stephen King s Work With Special Regard to Salem s Lot and The Shining
Author: Judith Schwickart
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 18
Release: 2005-05-17
ISBN 10: 3638378365
ISBN 13: 9783638378369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gothic Motifs in Stephen King s Work With Special Regard to Salem s Lot and The Shining Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Trier, course: Der englische Schauerroman, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Stephen King is one of the most published contemporary authors. He has written more than 50 novels and movie scripts, some of them under the pseudonym of Richard Bachmann. His stories deal with the supernatural, with aliens or the abysses of the human mind. Due to his topics, his books are often regarded as trivial literature by many of his readers and also by people who have never read a single one of his books and who only judge him by his name. But what these critics seem to miss is the fact that Stephen King has adapted many themes and motifs from highly regarded authors of classic Gothic fiction, such as Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe and Bram Stoker, to mention just a few. In each of Stephen King’s books, the reader can identify traces of classic Gothic fiction, although the topics and settings are normally adapted to modern times. Stephen King says of himself that ‘most of my [Stephen King’s] books have been derivative to some extent...’ (Bloom, p.96), which is not surprising regarding his educational background: After studying English at the University of Maine, Stephen King worked as a high school teacher, although he did not get too much teaching practice due to the commercial success of his books. Therefore, it is not very surprising that Stephen King uses the sources he has become acquainted with during his studies. He uses the motifs of Gothic novels in different ways and in many of his books. In fact, he says that ‘what I [Stephen King] try to do...is to pour new wine from old bottles’ (Bloom, p.96). What I would like to do in this term paper is to show some of the Gothic motifs Stephen King uses in his books and in what way he uses them. For this purpose, I have chosen two novels from Stephen King’s earlier working period: Salem’s Lot and The Shining. But before actually beginning the comparison between Stephen King’s books and classic Gothic novels I will give an overview over the characteristic features of Gothic writing in order to enable the reader to identify the tradition Stephen King’s writing stands in.

One for the Road

One for the Road
Author: Steve Soderquist
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781629292892
ISBN 13: 1629292893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One for the Road Book Review:

One Road-one Destiny-two men. Two men and on road; lives forever changed and not for the better. Mark and Kevin leave two bars late at night and come face to face with a horror so indescribable that only Hell can say what is next. You will not like the answer. Fasten your seat belt if it makes you feel any better. It doesn't make a difference.

Salem s lot

Salem s lot
Author: Stephen King,Ruxandra Toma
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9789731430416
ISBN 13: 9731430415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Gothic World of Stephen King

The Gothic World of Stephen King
Author: Gary Hoppenstand,Ray Broadus Browne
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 143
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780879724115
ISBN 13: 0879724110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gothic World of Stephen King Book Review:

Stephen King’s popularity lies in his ability to reinterpret the standard Gothic tale in new and exciting ways. Through his eyes, the conventional becomes unconventional and wonderful. King thus creates his own Gothic world and then interprets it for us. This book analyzes King’s interpretations and his mastery of popular literature. The essays discuss adolescent revolt, the artist as survivor, the vampire in popular literature, and much more.

They Thirst

They Thirst
Author: Robert McCammon
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2012-01-03
ISBN 10: 1453231498
ISBN 13: 9781453231494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Thirst Book Review:

A vampire turns Los Angeles into a city of the dead in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling and Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Swan Song. The Kronsteen castle, a gothic monstrosity, looms over Los Angeles. Built during Hollywood’s golden age for a long-dead screen idol with a taste for the macabre, it stands as a decaying reminder of the past. Since the owner’s murder, no living thing has ever again taken up residence. But it isn’t abandoned. Prince Conrad Vulkan, Hungarian master of the vampires, as old as the centuries, calls it home. His plan is to replace all humankind with his kind. And he’s starting with the psychotic dregs of society in the City of Angels. The number of victims is growing night after night, and so is Vulkan’s legion of the dead. As a glittering city bleeds into a necropolis, a band of vampire hunters takes action: an avenging young boy who saw his parents devoured; a television star whose lover has an affinity for the supernatural; a dying priest chosen by God to defend the world; a female reporter investigating a rash of cemetery desecrations; and LAPD homicide detective Andy Palatazin, an immigrant who survived a vampire attack in his native Hungary when he was child and has been hunting evil across the globe for decades. Palatazin knows that to stop the Prince of Darkness, one must invade his nest. He knows it’s also a suicide mission. But it’s the only way to save the city—and the world—from vampire domination. “Suspenseful, exciting, and visceral,” They Thirst is one of the earliest novels by the versatile author of such masterpieces as Boy’s Life, The Wolf’s Hour, and the Matthew Corbett series (Kirkus Reviews).

El Misterio de Salem s Lot

El Misterio de Salem s Lot
Author: Stephen King,Marta I. Gustavino
Publsiher: Plaza y Janes
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2001-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780609810866
ISBN 13: 0609810863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

El Misterio de Salem s Lot Book Review:

Veinte años atrás, por una apuesta infantil, Ben Mears habáa entrado en la casa de los Marsten. Y lo que vio entonces aún poblaba sus pesadillas. Ahora, como escritor consagrado, había vuelto a Salem's Lot para exorcisar sus fantasmas. Salem's Lot era un pueblo tranquilo y adormilado donde nunca pasaba nada, excepto la vieja tragedia de la casa de los Marsten. Y el perro muerto colgado de la verja del cemeterio. Y el misterioso hombre que se instaló en la casa de los Marsten. Y los niños que desaparecían, los animales que morían desangrads. Y la espantosa presencia de "ellos, quienesquiera que fuesen. "Ellos.

Dissecting Stephen King

Dissecting Stephen King
Author: Heidi Strengell
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780299209742
ISBN 13: 0299209741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dissecting Stephen King Book Review:

In a thoughtful, well-informed study exploring fiction from throughout Stephen King's immense oeuvre, Heidi Strengell shows how this popular writer enriches his unique brand of horror by building on the traditions of his literary heritage. Tapping into the wellsprings of the gothic to reveal contemporary phobias, King invokes the abnormal and repressed sexuality of the vampire, the hubris of Frankenstein, the split identity of the werewolf, the domestic melodrama of the ghost tale. Drawing on myths and fairy tales, he creates characters who, like the heroic Roland the Gunslinger and the villainous Randall Flagg, may either reinforce or subvert the reader's childlike faith in society. And in the manner of the naturalist tradition, he reinforces a tension between the free will of the individual and the daunting hand of fate. Ultimately, Strengell shows how King shatters our illusions of safety and control: "King places his decent and basically good characters at the mercy of indifferent forces, survival depending on their moral strength and the responsibility they may take for their fellow men."

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture
Author: William Patrick Day
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2021-02-15
ISBN 10: 0813153948
ISBN 13: 9780813153940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture Book Review:

While vampire stories have been part of popular culture since the beginning of the nineteenth century, it has been in recent decades that they have become a central part of American culture. Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture looks at how vampire stories -- from Bram Stoker's Dracula to Blacula, from Bela Lugosi's films to Love at First Bite -- have become part of our ongoing debate about what it means to be human. William Patrick Day looks at how writers and filmmakers as diverse as Anne Rice and Andy Warhol present the vampire as an archetype of human identity, as well as how many post-modern vampire stories reflect our fear and attraction to stories of addiction and violence. He argues that contemporary stories use the character of Dracula to explore modern values, and that stories of vampire slayers, such as the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, integrate current feminist ideas and the image of the Vietnam veteran into a new heroic version of the vampire story.

Rosemary s Baby

Rosemary s Baby
Author: Ira Levin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-05-05
ISBN 10: 1605989339
ISBN 13: 9781605989334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rosemary s Baby Book Review:

A masterpiece of spellbinding suspense, where evil wears the most innocent face of all... Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and mostly elderly residents. Neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet soon come nosing around to welcome the Woodhouses to the building, and despite Rosemary's reservations about their eccentricity and the weird noises that she keeps hearing, her husband takes a special shine to them. Shortly after Guy lands a plum Broadway role, Rosemary becomes pregnant, and the Castavets start taking a special interest in her welfare. As the sickened Rosemary becomes increasingly isolated, she begins to suspect that the Castavets' circle is not what it seems...

The Shining

The Shining
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Bounty Books
Total Pages: 991
Release: 1987-09
ISBN 10: 9780905712604
ISBN 13: 0905712609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shining Book Review:

Four stories by Stephen King, The Shining, Salems Lot, Night Shift and Carrie.

The Children God Forgot

The Children God Forgot
Author: Graham Masterton
Publsiher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN 10: 1800240236
ISBN 13: 9781800240230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Children God Forgot Book Review:

Forsake the living. Forget the dead. Fear the children... The brand new chilling page-turner from the master of horror A TERRIFYING BIRTH A young woman is rushed to the hospital with stabbing pains in her stomach. The chief surgeon delivers a living child with the face of an angel and the body of a tentacled monster. The doctors are unanimous that the baby must die. AN ESCAPE FROM THE DARK Engineer Gemma is plunged into darkness in a tunnel beneath London. Before she escapes, a strange green light illuminates a cluster of ghostly figures. Gemma is certain they were children. A SUPERNATURAL THREAT DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel, of Tooting Police, have investigated the occult before – but nothing as strange and horrible as what they must confront in the city sewers. Down here in the dark, where the dead come back to life, witchcraft is the only force strong enough to save you...

Night Shift

Night Shift
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-06-24
ISBN 10: 0385528841
ISBN 13: 9780385528849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Shift Book Review:

More than twenty-five stories of horror and nightmarish fantasy transform everyday situations into experiences of compelling terror in the worlds of the living, the dying, and the nonliving.

Hollywood s Stephen King

Hollywood s Stephen King
Author: Tony Magistrale
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2003-11-22
ISBN 10: 9780312293215
ISBN 13: 0312293216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood s Stephen King Book Review:

A definitive overview of film adaptations of the works of horror master Stephen King analyzes the thematic, narative, and character links that are revealed among his films, exploring such popular films as Stand By Me, Misery, The Shining, The Green Mile, and The Shawshank Redemption, among others. Original. 15,000 first printing.

SALEM S Lot

SALEM S Lot
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:772804835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Blood Will Be Born

Blood Will Be Born
Author: Gary Donnelly
Publsiher: Allison & Busby Ltd
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN 10: 0749025263
ISBN 13: 9780749025267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood Will Be Born Book Review:

‘Brilliant. An exciting new voice in Northern Irish noir’ Adrian McKinty, author of The Chain MURDER. BLACKMAIL. WELCOME TO BELFAST. DI Owen Sheen vowed never to return to Belfast, but he needs answers about his brother’s death. He is on loan from London’s Met to the Police Service of Northern Ireland, although before he can dig into the past, he must babysit DC Aoife McCusker on her first murder investigation. As the case slides into chaos, can Sheen put his personal agenda aside? And will McCusker keep her job long enough to ensure that this first case is not her last? ‘A gripping debut thriller. The story thunders to its bloody conclusion’ Stuart Neville, author of Those We Left Behind 'Blood Will Be Born is a rare find - a sucker punch to the gut that will also put a tear in your eye. Unflinching but never cynical, twisty but utterly plausible, and full of heart. I loved it. I only wish it didn't feel so timely' Catriona McPherson, author of Strangers at the Gate 'Powerful evocation of a city still under the sway of tribal warfare' The Times Crime Club 'This Belfast-set thriller is knuckleduster hard ... A page ripper' Peterborough Telegraph