Teaser Tuesdays: Salem’s Lot


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Stephen King is known for his horror, but in my opinion he doesn’t get enough credit for how well he sets a scene.

Here’s an excerpt where he describes very neatly the character of the town:

The town is the people who live there, the buildings which they have erected to den or do business in, and it is the land.

The people are Scotch-English and French.

There are others, of course – a smattering, like a fistful of pepper thrown in a pot of salt, but not many. This melting pot never melted very much.

~ Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

Btw, this is one scary book. I am wincing every time I hear of yet another person’s death. Have you read this book? Did you find it scary?

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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