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Buddy Reads > Cujo - 3/07/2016

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message 1: by Ana (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ana (anaslair) | 2312 comments Mod
Hello, there!

Kandice and I are starting a buddy read of this book.

Please feel free to join in!

Just make sure you post what chapter you are on and hide any spoilers behind the appropriate tag.

Thank you!


message 2: by Ana (last edited Jul 03, 2016 01:34PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ana (anaslair) | 2312 comments Mod
So I went to the beach and figured I would get lots of reading done but ended up dozing up a lot hehe.

I am not sure what version you have, I have the one I linked, a total of 304 pages. I made it to 48. Since the book doesn't seem to be divided by chapters I figured I would just write the page number.

I think it started really well! (view spoiler)

Looking forward to seeing what happens next.

Oh and I absolutely love the way King voices children (view spoiler)


Kandice One of my favorite things about this book and The Eyes of the Dragon is the amazing way King seems to capture the internal voice of dogs. Of course there's no way to be sure, but it feels very genuine to me.


message 4: by Ana (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ana (anaslair) | 2312 comments Mod
You're right, there is no way to be sure but it definitely sounds accurate and is very fun to read.


Kandice I'm not sure if you know this already, but King has said, on numerous occasions, that this was written when he was heavily into cocaine and he doesn't remember writing it at all!

Page 3 (view spoiler)


message 6: by Ana (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ana (anaslair) | 2312 comments Mod
Oh now that you mention it I do vaguely remember hearing something like that.

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Kandice (view spoiler)


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Ana (anaslair) | 2312 comments Mod
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Kandice 110(view spoiler)


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Kandice 165(view spoiler)


message 12: by Ana (last edited Jul 07, 2016 11:40PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

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message 13: by Ana (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ana (anaslair) | 2312 comments Mod
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The suspense is really mounting now!


Kandice (view spoiler)


message 15: by Ana (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ana (anaslair) | 2312 comments Mod
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message 16: by Ana (last edited Jul 12, 2016 11:57AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ana (anaslair) | 2312 comments Mod
Well, I am done with the book.

I have to admit I had expected more, (view spoiler)

I still enjoyed it and the ending was unexpected. Now I am looking forward to watching the movie.


Kandice I’m finished and since you are too I am not going to hide spoilers, but...


Spoilers ahead*******************

Personally, I know I don’t check in as often as I should. I grew up in a family with four brothers and myself and most days we left at 7 a.m. and weren’t expected home until dark, no checking in. I just am not a “checking in” or “checking up” kind of person myself. Weird, because I enforce it with my children. They MUST check in from point A to B and always do.

I had no problem accepting the string of coincidences since I have found them in my own life often. I mention it in my review as well.

I am actually glad King did not show us actual evidence of Dodd’s evil inhabiting the dog. I don’t feel he came right out and told us it did. I feel more like the evil that was in Dodd had been hanging around Castle Rock and sort of tagged onto Cujo for the fun of the havoc his rabies would cause. Fun to an evil entity that is. If he had given us more clear evidence, such as the Monster Words working, I think I would have found that hokey. King seems to revisit the idea of places holding evil in many of his stories and that feels more real to me than there being an actual evil entity. Does that make sense?

The movie is so very good. Dee Wallace is amazing even if Danny Pintauro drives me crazy. I want to smack him! There is only a hint of the idea of supernatural ideas in the movie and I think it’s better because of that. I wish we could watch it together. I may need to force one of my children to watch it with me. :-)

My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 18: by Ana (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ana (anaslair) | 2312 comments Mod
Thank you for the buddy read Kandice, I always find it refreshing to hear someone else's opinion, even if it is totally different than mine, I really appreciate hearing other points of view.

I intend to watch the movie as soon as I can!


Kandice Ana wrote: "Thank you for the buddy read Kandice, I always find it refreshing to hear someone else's opinion, even if it is totally different than mine, I really appreciate hearing other points of view.

I int..."


Did you review the book? I'm going to look. Please let me know when you watch because I would love to hear what you think.


message 20: by Ana (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ana (anaslair) | 2312 comments Mod
Hi, sorry, work has been hectic.

Yes, I did review it.

Not sure when that will be but sure, we can then discuss the movie adaptation!


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