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One For the Road (from the Night Shift Collection) by Stephen King

One For the Road (from the Night Shift Collection) by Stephen King

November 25, 2013

Some questions lingered when Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot ended. Were all the vampires killed? Due to the success of the novel, and to help publicize the paperback edition of the book, the author returned to the Maine town of Jerusalem's Lot for his short story "One For the Road." Taking place several years after vampires first settled in Maine, King tells the story of three men who must venture into the ghost town to rescue a stranded woman and child.

The story was first published in Maine Magazine, then reprinted in Stephen King's first short story collection Night Shift, and is now appended to paperback and eBook versions of 'Salem's Lot. What happened in the story and is it worth the quick read? Listen to Arnie's review to find out in this podcast continuing our Stephen King series!

And join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob at nowplayingpodcast.com to hear their reviews of the three 'Salem's Lot TV and movie adaptations!

‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

November 18, 2013

"What would happen if Dracula came to America today?" With that conversational inquiry Stephen King was inspired to write the novel 'Salem's Lot. King's second published book, 'Salem's Lot was a bestseller, cementing King's reputation among horror fans. The books' success then translated to a television mini-series directed by Tobe Hooper.

'Salem's Lot is almost 40 years old but thanks to Twilight vampire fiction is more popular than ever. With all that has come in between, does King's vampire story still have bite or does it just suck? Listen to Arnie's review to find out as he analyzes the themes of King's book and investigates how this plot resembles some of King's other fiction. Even included in this show is analysis of the cut passages from 'Salem's Lot, published in the book's 30th Anniversary Edition, as well as the 1995 BBC Radio Drama adaptation. All in this podcast continuing our Stephen King series!

And join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob at nowplayingpodcast.com to hear their reviews of the three 'Salem's Lot TV and movie adaptations!

Download the 'Salem's Lot BBC Radio Drama from Tales of Horror Podcast

Murder and Other Distractions by Michael Estrin

Murder and Other Distractions by Michael Estrin

November 13, 2013

Ethan's life is a bit of a mess. He spends his time in a toxic, casual relationship, smoking weed and coasting through his job, all the while pining for The Girl Who Got Away. But when that girl is murdered, Ethan is the top suspect. Part murder mystery, part comedy, Murder and Other Distractions is a short novel by Michael Estrin. Listen to Steve's review to find out if this is a Distraction worth your time!

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