‘salem’s Lot was one of those books that I read in about two hours… then freaked out my college roommate (who didn’t believe that I was capable of reading anything that quickly) by reciting the plot back to him*.
Mind you, this came at the price of disquieting dreams.
And the lambs stop screaming wrt The Silence of the Lambs. OK, that sounded better in my head.
*With the caveat that I hadn’t memorized the people’s names. Just their archtypes.