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La famille Creed (Louis, médecin, sa femme Eileen, leur fille Rachel, le bébé Gage et leur chat) viennent emménager dans la petite ville de Ludlow, dans une grande maison ancienne. Louis fait la connaissance du vieux Jud Crandall, son voisin d'en face, qui lui montre le quartier et particulièrement un petit cimetière aux animaux avec sa pancarte mal orthographiée créé par ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 569 pages
Published 1987 by J'ai Lu (first published January 1st 1983)
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Nikki
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Will M.
THE ELECTRICITY JUST FLUCTUATED WHILE I WAS WRITING THIS REVIEW. THE LIGHTS WENT BATSHIT CRAZY. WTF IS HAPPENING? I'M NOT KIDDING AROUND, IT'S 6:15PM AND I'M ALONE IN MY ROOM. WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME, KING?

Louis Creeds moves into a beautiful old house in Maine with his wife, daughter, son, and cat. It was all normal and perfect at first, but the nearby woods became apparent and so was the Pet Sematary.

When people regard King as the master of horror, I used to raise an eyebrow. I've read a few o
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Vincent Kaprat
This may be King's darkest book. If you're goth, read this and you'll be 5% goth'er.
Dustin
Holy crap, re-reading this book is like watching a car crash about to take place in super slow motion: You know what's coming, you know how it can be avoided, but all the same, you find yourself walking the well-tended path into the deep woods of Northern Maine...

In my reading of this, as a new father myself, I find the entire concept of the Pet Sematary itself really sort of secondary to the main plot of parents, doing everything in their power, to protect their children from all the dangers in
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Edward Lorn
Pet Sematary Review (Kinda) I know this review is long, but I have a personal story to tell. Read it if you want to, but the simple fact of the matter is that this book is awesome. If you haven't read it, stop fucking about.

When I was tenyears old, my mother and her best friend Andrita took a trip to the local drive-in to catch a showing of Pet Sematary. My father was out with his own buddies, so guess who got to tag along? Yup, me. My mother told me to go to sleep in the back seat, and then pro
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Brad
***WARNING: This review contains a potential spoiler in terms of plot and character. Read at your peril.***

I wish I could say that I tried harder to get through Pet Semetary before giving it up, that I carried it with me, that I read it in those stolen moments of banality, which I do with most books, but the fact is I didn't. And that says much about why I've decided to put it down unfinished.

It's not that the story is a bad idea. Stephen King's story of the Creed family -- new to Maine and a l
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Jadranka
Stephen King je istakao da „Groblje kućnih ljubimaca“ smatra svojom najstrašnijom knjigom, i da je nakon završetka pisanja dati rukopis stavio u fioku, misleći da je konačno otišao suviše daleko. I sam je toliko bio užasnut onim što je napisao...e pa Stevo kako i ne bi bio užasnut!!
Knjiga koju još uvek držim pred sobom dok pišem ovaj review je definitivno najgroznija, najgnusnija, najuznemiravajuća, najmučnija knjiga koju sam u životu pročitala. Dotakla je u meni sva ona mračna mesta koja svako
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Josh
Mar 26, 2008 Josh rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People with pets and small children who live on dangerous roads. I mean, who else?
It's Pet Sematary, what more do you need to say? This is King in his finest form. It's always nice to read a nice horror that takes it's time and lets you marinate as opposed to ones that feel the need to kill everything and make everything as bloody and violent as they can. That type of horror is only good in the short run. The horror that scares generations usually takes its time, builds up the suspense, and sneaks in the back door. Naturally being a person who grew up on horror and watched th ...more
Janie Johnson
When I started this book I had great expectations of a thrilling, dark, scary ride. Something like evil pets taking over the neighborhood of a quiet, calm, perfect little town. Wreaking havok at every turn, making me shudder at the turn of every page. But it never reached the "scary" point. It was filled more with sadness than scariness.

Despite this it was still a very profound, riveting tale. Stressing to me the lengths people could possibly go to replace something that was lost in their lives
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Heena P.
Note: I read this book in RMFAO's November Buddy-Read with some of my awesome friends Magdalena, Titas, Andrew, Kim, Stefani Saloma, Marigold, Konstantina Pap.

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Plot | Story- Pet Sematary is undoubtedly one of Stephen King’s finest works. I tend to be speechless when it comes to writing a review for his books so forgive me if I write less than necessary, because, nothing that can be said will ever be really enough to praise this book. The story takes you very slowly through the life happenings of
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Mara
I read Stephen King's introduction to this book before reading the book itself (it was, after all, in the front). Some would consider King's intro a bit of a spoiler, but (in addition to enjoying anecdotes on Uncle Stevie's process) there's actually something brilliant about the way in which King takes the wind out of the sails of the what happens. The how becomes all the richer for it.

As per usual, I love the backdrop of Maine. There's even a shoutout to Camp Agawam (which, if you're Anna Shape
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MJ
Other than the Bush Administration's reasons for attacking Iraq this is
the scariest fiction I've ever read.
Magdalena
November Buddy read RMFAO (Reading My Frigging A** Off)

Louis Creed moves with his family from Chicago to a small house near Ludlow, Maine. He immediately get friendly with his neighbor Jud and his wife Norma. It's Jud that one day will show Louis and his family the Pet Sematary that lies close to the Creed house...

I dreaded reading this book, because I've seen the movie and I knew that it would hit hard even if they had done a hell of a lot changes from the book to the movie adaption. There wher
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Phrynne
I think my taste for horror stories must be increasing because I really enjoyed this book and I have been avoiding it for years because it is said to be really scary. It certainly has it's moments but they are actually more gruesome than horrific. I loved the whole thing. King's writing is good as always and his characters are easy to like and become involved with. The story builds slowly and I like the way the author spends time on pleasant everyday life in between the horror. The contrast is g ...more
Joe Valdez
It seems like if you wanted to write a great horror novel, an author would write something that actually scared them, as opposed to chasing what was popular in the market. Stephen King published Pet Sematary in 1983, twenty years before the Great Zombie Revival got underway, and although this is not an apocalyptic zombie tale, it's one of the most apocalyptic King has written as far as his characters are concerned: a domestic H-bomb that taps into what terrified King most, the death of a child a ...more
Jessica Phillip
Nov 04, 2007 Jessica Phillip rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Classic Stephen King fans
Shelves: horror
Summary: Can Stephen King scare even himselfd?
Has the author of Carrie, The Shining, Cujo, and Christine ever conceived a story so horrifying that he was for a time unwilling to finish writing it? Yes. This is it.
Set in a small town in Maine to which a young doctor, Louis Creed, and his family have moved from Chicago, Pet Sematary begins with a visit to the graveyard in the woods where generations of children have buried their beloved pets. But behind the "pet sematary" there is another burial g
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Kathy
This was my first Stephen King book! I read it when I was 15 years old....let's just say a long time ago. lol. I loved it and I remember it scaring me to death. I'm long overdue for a reread, so we will see if it stands the test of time.....does it still deserve my 5 stars???

Yes, it's still 5 stars in my book!! I thoroughly enjoyed it all over again. Stephen King builds things up, starting with this average family that you get to know and really begin to care for. Even knowing what happens to th
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Stefan Yates
After a bit of a lull in his writing with Christine and Cycle of the Werewolf, King is back to top form with Pet Sematary. Much shorter in length than Christine, King seems to have used a more discerning editorial eye on this novel and it really paid off. Pet Sematary really packs a punch especially in its conclusion. Once again, King takes his time building things up and developing his characters and setting, but there are a few tense moments along the way that keep the plot moving up to the bi ...more
Marvin
I seem to be alone in this, but I rank Pet Sematary up with Salem's Lot and The Shining as one of King's greatest novels. In the sense of pure horror, it is one of his scariest but also one of his most serious. It is as much as a treatise on death and grieving as it is a horror novel. King outdoes himself in the area of riveting terror and self-reflective thoughts on sorrow. It's a beautiful balancing act and, in my opinion, the one King novel you should not read just for entertainment reasons. ...more
Ana
Creepy. If there is one word that universally describes all of King's books, that would be "creepy".

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It's a very powerful story, and this must be one of his really well written books, beacuse I felt it was much more compact than other of his books. Don't get me wrong, SK is my favourite author ever
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Kayla
Out of all the Stephen King novels I have read so far this is by far my favorite. I became so close to the family while reading this, loved them and cherished them. I felt horrible loss when tragedy struck and felt there fear as they traveled this dangerous adventure that is the very essence of this story. I don't want to give to much away, but this novel gets you so close to the characters you feel there terror. Its a chilling book on its own let alone when you become personally attached to the ...more
Luz Ibarra
This book scared me. Really scared me. There are a couple of Stephen King books that really freak me out to where I can't even read them at night. This is one of them. And yet, I could not stop reading. It was suspenseful and truly frightening in some sections. But I could sympathize with the character's desire to have the pets, and later on the humans, that they've lost come back to them. Although, they soon found out that these pets and people died for a reason and that having them back was no ...more
Stephen
3.5 stars. When I first read this book back in 1984 at the age of 13, this was the scariest book I had ever read. This is a classic Stephen King scare-fest and I am looking forward to reading this again in the near future to see how it has held up over time.

Nominee: World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
Nominee: Locus Award for Best Dark Fantasy/Horror Novel
Bonnie
“And the most terrifying question of all may be just how much horror the human mind can stand and still maintain a wakeful, staring, unrelenting sanity.”

After Louis Creed gets hired on at The University of Maine, he moves his family from Chicago, Illinois to the small town of Ludlow, Maine. Their house is built on the edge of a distressing wilderness that their local neighbor, Jud, advises they never traverse which only manages to stir their curiosity. The months steadily fly by living in Ludlo
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Trevor
Nov 03, 2008 Trevor rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mysterious and gorey readers
Recommended to Trevor by: Ms. Spratt and Jaclin
Shelves: book-club
This is a good book. It would probably most enjoyable and understandable for adults or student with a pretty high lexile score. It does not jump right into the action but it also does not take that long. It is a pretty long book for people who dont like to read and probably wont read but if yo are interested i would definitly recommend this book. Do not let the size scare yo away from reading it. This is a stroy about the Creed family, which includes Louis, Rachel, Ellie, and Gage Creed. In this ...more
Tom O’Connell
This book, alongside a discouraging handful of other King novels, begins with great promise, drawing the reader in with the kind of three-dimensional characters King does best. Unfortunately, it hits a slump halfway, from which it cannot recover, and meanders its way to a predictable conclusion.

The plot deals with grief, obsession and reincarnation. The Creed family (Doctor Louis, Rachel, and two children Ellie and Gage) move to backwater Ludlow, a small town in – you guessed it – Maine. Ludlow’
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Marko Rančić
Pet Sematary (Groblje kućnih ljubimaca) je jedan od najstrašnijih romana Stivena Kinga. To je knjiga koja nam dolazi iz samog ponora pakla. U njoj je Stiven opisao najintenzivniji ljudski bol, gubitak rodjenog deteta. Knjiga koja ima zastrašujući završetak i koju treba čitati sa krajnjim oprezom. Kao i sve njegove knjige, i ova uključuje seriju neprirodnih pojava, ali i veoma realne i stvarne životne slike. Kada se spoje ta dva elementa dobije se morbidan, snažan i emotivno napet roman.

Sam Stiv
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Richard Vialet
"Sometimes dead is better."
One night in 2010, I was visiting my then long-distance fiancé in Alexandria, VA and could not sleep due to serious allergies and jetlag. So, as to not disturb her with my constant sneezing, I spent most of the long late night out in her living room and reading Stephen King's Pet Sematary, in the light of one dim table lamp. After reading the chapter where Louis first ventures onto the Native American burial ground on an eerie moonlit night, I closed the book and re
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Leslie
Jun 23, 2011 Leslie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ppl who want to be creeped the hell out
Recommended to Leslie by: curiosity from vague memories of the movie and Kayla's review
This was my first Stephen king novel. I’ve seen some of his movie adaptations, and tv specials but never read a book. I remember hearing about him growing up, and seeing his books in the library and thinking those are the scary books for the big kids. Since I had no desire to be scared I always kept away.
Pet Sematary is a book that slowly builds up to reveal all it’s secrets, and when it does your left creeped out and disturbed.
What lies beyond the Pet Sematery behind the Creed family home, ha
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Quentin Wallace
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