I thought about just leaving that one word as my review. Or maybe adding "'nuff said" as they used to say in Marvel Comics when I was "younger". I thought maybe though you'd like more.
I hate it. This is one of those books I can't say enough about...enough bad that is. You like being depressed? You like looking for the worst? Your real life doesn't have enough CRAP happening in it so you want to add more??? Well, then you've found it. If you are the kind of person who says that novels should...more
Pooch would lose his appetite. Start to become easily confused. Tired. His brain would melt and with that he'd forget about you. Forget the loyalty and love he held for you.
He'd feel intense pain.
In his eyes YOU would become the reason that he f...more
Cujo is maybe not the most action-packed King novel, I think only four people die in the entire novel. Most of the horror is derived in the tension and frustration involved in the situations that the characters are thrust into. Cujo is a tr...more
He lay on the verge of grass by the porch, his mangled snout on his forepaws. His dreams were confused, lunatic things. It was dark, and the sky was dark with wheeling red-eyed bats. He leaped at them again and again, and each time he leaped he brought one down, teeth clamped on a leathery, twitching wing. But the bats kept biting his tender face with their sharp little rat-teeth. That was where the pain came from. That was where all the hurt came from. But he would kill them all. He...more
Really, this was about 3.5 stars for me, but I'm rounding it up because I read it without once closing it, in one 12-hour night shift, without even thinking about getting tired. In fact, I found myself idly wandering around the office, doing things that needed to be done, holding this book in one hand and working...more
It started out awesomely, with Cujo getting bit and going slowly rabid. He kills a few, and then I said, "Yes! Here comes the good part!" but that was the end of the good part. It became such a boring book, it was hard to get through.
The sideplots were lacking, especially the cereal crap. I was sick of business. Where's the suspense? I could've pick...more
I really enjoyed the first half - getting to know various local people with different stories. For example: a guy who drinks too much. When he sees his friend the dog he says “Hello you son of a whore.” I like watching people say and do things I never would.
The second half has Cujo imprisoning Donna and her son in the car in the heat for a couple of days - growing closer and closer to...more
Cujo, a huge St Bernard, is bitten by a rabid bat and changes from a lovable pet into a ferocious man-eating monster. He slaughters his garage-owning master and, as madness eats at his brain, focuses his deranged attention on Donna Trenton and her five-year-old son, who are trapped in their car.Amazon.com Review
Cujo is so well-paced and scary that people tend to read it quickly, so they mostly remember the scene of the mother and son trapped in the hot Pinto and threatened by the rabid Cujo,
For those who are expecting thrills and action all throughout, you're going to have to read through two-thirds of the book before Cujo takes the center stage. That said, there are times when I wondered whether the story's...more
In the book "Cujo" It describes the actions taken by a friendly dog when it develops rabies. It is from the point of view of two families, Vic, Tad, and Donna Trenton, a simple family living in Castle Rock Colorado, and Charity, Brett, and Joe Camber, and their dog Cujo.
I commonly get excited when I know...more
Glooming eyes in the closet and a staring face upon the window, Stephen King has shown us the true meaning of fear through the short novel Cujo. “Cuuuuuujo! Cuuuuuuujo!” In the cool summer breeze, a high-pitched call of a skinny and fluffy haired boy sounded through the streets and woods of a small town. The 200-pound Saint Bernard huffed-and-puffed whilst it staggered towards the screeching boy. THE BOY is the one causing all my pain was the one a...more
Being written in the early 80's you can see numerous things that really date this book - a big one being stuck in a car with no way of alerting someone to your whereabouts, well prett...more
But not Cujo. Oh, dear. This book, in more ways than one, turned my stomach.
He has said he wrote this drunk and fucked up. It shows. The world is so dark, so evil and so mean, it is utterly without redemption. I don't mind t...more
Ciò non toglie però che come sempre King riesce ad avvincere il suo lettore, coinvolgendolo in una serie concatenata di eventi e coincidenze che porteranno fino allo spasimo la situa...more
I went online to see if this was written while King was still an active alcoholic, and yes indeed. It comes out. It is a long-winded, just plain mean, drunken rant of a book. It felt very personal, like he was deliberately trying to wound himself and/or his wife. When it was published King's youngest son was 4, just like Tad. My oldest son is 4 right now, and frankly, the book made me really mad. Little kids being terrified is not my thing.
In a way, that makes Cujo very success...more
First the subjective part. If you peruse my book list, you will have deducted that I am a big horror fan. But the horror of Cujo is maybe a bit too close to home. At the age of six I had my upper lip partially ripped off by a collie that attacked me for no reason. That would have been enough, but we were in a rural part of the country where it had to be sewn back on immediately by the emergency team...with none...more
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Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his parents separated when Stephen was a toddler, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family...more