|Plot Summary of Salem's Lot|
Salem's Lot describes the destruction of a small New England town by Barlow, Vampire King. Barlow's only opponents are Ben Mears, a local writer, Mark Petrie, a teenage boy, and four of their friends. Led by Ben, these six people gradually become aware that the townspeople are being turned into the undead. Although Ben and Mark ultimately kill the King Vampire, this victory comes at great personal cost. All their friends die along the way, including Ben's girlfriend, and the town itself is overrun by the vampires.
This synopsis report prepared by Thomas
"This book was probably the best vampire novel I ever read. Move over Rice! You see, King returns to the basic vampire formula...Read on!"
This synopsis report prepared by John Arterbury
|Chapter Analysis of Salem's Lot|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the vampire chased me!
- a kid
- Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle
- hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- descript. of breasts
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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