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  • Quality of the Writing: Graded "A"

    22 84.62%
  • Quality of the Writing: Graded "B"

    3 11.54%
  • Quality of the Writing: Graded "C"

    1 3.85%
  • Strength of Plot: Graded "A"

    20 76.92%
  • Strength of Plot: Graded "B"

    6 23.08%
  • Strength of Plot: Graded "C"

    1 3.85%
  • Character Development: Graded "A"

    21 80.77%
  • Character Development: Graded "B"

    3 11.54%
  • Character Development: Graded "C"

    2 7.69%
  • Never read

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Thread: Group 1: 'Salem's Lot (1975)

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    Default Group 1: 'Salem's Lot (1975)

    'Salem's Lot, 1975

    Please grade 'Salem's Lot in the following three areas using the grades A, B, or C:
    • Quality of the Writing
    • Strength of Plot
    • Character Development

    If you haven't read this book yet, please vote Never Read. Feel free to discuss your votes in this thread.


    IMPORTANT: Please make sure to select only one grade in each grading area. For complete (though slightly outdated) instructions, see this post.

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    A good book. I just don't see it as an A+ book. I don't understand the scores. I gave it B and a C for character development. Overdeveloped.
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    I would have given it Bs and even have made one of them a C if we graded from A to Z or at least to Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    ... C for character development. Overdeveloped.
    I respectfully disagree. The well developed characters (including the town) make the story believable and relatable. SK struck a perfect balance between his portrayal of the flawed people of Jerusalem's Lot and the mounting horror they were ignorantly facing. A slow burn of a novel that takes flight and delivers a satisfying conclusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Mears View Post
    A slow burn of a novel that takes flight and delivers a satisfying conclusion.
    Agreed.
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    There was one invalid vote here with four grades, which were removed when calculating the totals.

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    The poll has closed. This round 'Salem's Lot has earned an OAG (overall average grade) of 2.760000000 or 92.00% in addition to its FAS (final average score), making it 7.026666667 or 87.83%.

    Grade breakdown:
    Quality of the Writing: A - 2.800000000 (93.33%)
    Strength of Plot: A - 2.720000000 (90.67%)
    Character Development: A - 2.760000000 (92.00%)

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