"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
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
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
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
Well, I didn't hate this. It should have been 150-200 pages shorter. King overwrites and he has a tin ear and, I suppose, no one edits him or questions even one of his words. Just one example of many: "He...more
As a horror novel however, this one actually robbed me of a few hours of sleep, I could imagine it all happening so vividly. Maybe i have something with creepy littl...more
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