Early King Well Done
Salem's Lot was one of King's early novels and it followed the pre-Twilight formula of how a vampire should act; evil; and they didn't sparkle.
How does one say that this isn't King's best work without sounding derogatory? When you consider his body of work, novels and short stories alike, his texts, then you have to understand that mediocre King is still head and shoulders above the rest.
This includes a patter that King has kept for the most part in his works, decent people in horrible situations, love found, love lost. And the ending isn't always a pretty one.
Would I recommend this book? Hell yes! Any fan of King will not be disappointed and any fan of horror will be a fan of King if they haven't been before.
This is a novel that had slipped through my list of King's works without being read. I'm glad I've corrected that.