Friday, December 9, 2011
Constant Reading project, book two: 'Salem's Lot
A small Maine town is taken over by vampires. An author and a young boy join forces to fight evil.
Published: Oct. 17, 1975.
Pages: 439 (I'll be reading the Illustrated Edition, for which the page count of the novel is 479).
Screen adaptations: 1979, directed by Tobe Hooper (TV); 2004, directed by Mikael Salomon.
Connections: Father Callahan gets a new life in the latter books of the Dark Tower series.
This is one of my favorite vampire novels, so reading it again will be a joy. At 77 pages a day, it should take me six days to finish it which means you'll hear more about it on Wednesday. It's a longer book, so I may make a few comments about it between now and then, possibly about the TV adaptations. We'll see.