Relearning to Fear Vampires with Salem’s Lot

What do you feel when you encounter the word “vampire”? Do you experience an inexplicable primal fear? Or do you feel something different, filled with images of glittery attractive young people involved in political and romantic encounters with humans, werewolves, witches, etc., etc. etc.? Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot is a throwback to the good old days when vampires were simpler and more terrifying. They come out at night and suck the life out of you–killing you or making you a

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An Ode to Stephen King’s Carrie

I used to hate reading books. This, despite my mom’s best efforts to get me into the habit during my elementary years. She bought me Roald Dahl’s children’s books, The Chronicles of Narnia book set, among other books. She even bought me a bookshelf! But it was Stephen King’s Carrie that finally got me into reading. Thus, the clear divide in my history as a reader: before Carrie (B.C.) and after Carrie (A.C.).  I had few close friends in school

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