"Sometimes dead is better...."
When the Creeds move into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son and now an idyllic home. As a family, they've got it all...right down to the friendly cat.
But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth more terrifying than de...more
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...more
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...more
As per usual, I love the backdrop of Maine. There's even a shoutout to Camp Agawam (which, if you're Anna Shape...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Nominee: World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
Nominee: Locus Award for Best Dark Fantasy/Horror Novel
(view spoiler)[ The ending is just.. I'm currently afraid to turn my back to a door, and as soon as I feel the smell of earth or grass, I get all spooked out. That's me. Faint of heart. (hide spoiler)]
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...more
"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...more
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...more
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...more
The plot dabbles in the weighty subject matters of obsession, loss, grief, and the skin-crawling act of reanimation. The Creed family (Doctor Lewis, Wife R...more
Wow, that was one hell of a dark tale. It started off slow; a family moves into a new home with a high hope for a wonderful future and whatnot. The whole American dream thing. They meet new people at work and around their house. All of them are welcoming and shit, especially older people. Before they know it, things start to go wrong. At the beginning it starts off slow but by third quarter of the book, shit really hits the fan. The last 10% of the book gets pretty dark even fo...more
But like all or most of King's books, the film's cannot capture King's detail. I remember one part of the book when the father is going into the cemetary. The police arrive and he is hiding in a tree. His grip is weakening and he looks below only to see the pointed fence tops waiting to pierce his testicles...more
What impressed me: I feel like I'm constantly repeating myself when it comes to Stephen King, but the man knows how to write characters. Whenever I read one of his novels that I've already seen a movie version of, I'm always impressed by the psychological depth of his main character, which never translates to the screen and Pet Sematary is the same. Louis's inner thoughts and workings are far more important in this novel than any of the scares.
I even caught myself, giving our cat an extra look, one night:)
(hey-ho let's go)
But the cat came back
She wouldn’t stay away
She was sitting on the porch
The very ne...more
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