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Cujo by Stephen King
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Oct 02, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: own-in-book-format, animals, better-than-the-movie, family-relationships, fiction, nature, read-in-2010, reading-challenges, remarkable-reads
Read in October, 2010

I don't really know where to begin. Cujo is really a simple story at it's core, but Stephen King adds dimension to it making it a truly terrifying novel. I read it slowly over the course of the week (though I could have burned right through it in a couple of hours time,) and it gave me nightmares all week!

Cujo is a realistic story that could take place in your town or mine, with your friend's or my neighbor's dog, and I think that's what makes it so frightening. Stephen King is a master of writing real characters, I truly believe that is why he is such a popular author. The stories he writes are so believable, making you want to peer into that dark closet or under the bed, looking for the lurking monster.

If you've never read any Stephen King, you should give him a try. Cujo would definitely a good novel to start with. Disturbing as it is, Cujo is a shining example of excellent writing that can really move the reader.

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