Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary

Paperback - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
When a little boy's pet dies, and he persuades his parents to bury it in an old Indian cemetary, reputed by legend to house restless spirits, a nightmare of death and destruction begins.

Baker
& Taylor

When a little boy's pet dies, and he persuades his parents to bury it in an old Indian cemetary, reputed by legend to house restless spirits, a nightmare of death and destruction begins as deceased animals come back to life, in a new edition of the best-selling novel, featuring an introduction by the author. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster
Don’t miss the classic tale from King of Horror and #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, described by Publishers Weekly as “the most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written.”

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 car.

But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth—more terrifying than death itself—and hideously more powerful.

The Creeds are going to learn that sometimes dead is better.

Publisher: [2008], c1983
ISBN: 9780743412278

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delony
Jul 04, 2017

I greatly enjoyed this book! The suspenseful moments and Louis Creed's evolution of insanity made it worth while. Although there were some despondent moments, I still could not keep my eyes from this novel. I totally recommend this book, but for an older audience due to the several adult concepts, and swear words displayed throughout. Stephen King is a genius, and he exhibits his brilliance in books such as this one.

Beatricksy Jan 20, 2017

I was promised scares. But it isn't scary. It's a discussion on grief--and yet, clumsily handled despite the value of the topic. The book direction is too obvious; foreshadowing is clumsy. The build up leads to a weak, unnecessarily gory ("scary") climax. It should have been 200 pages shorter: so much is unrelated babbling. I was expecting a zombie cat horror. A story about a loved one, a beloved family pet, that turns out to be disgustingly evil, and how the family copes with that. Instead I just got a smelly, clumsy cat that makes people feel a little uncomfortable. And is dismissed and forgotten in a few pages anyway.

(Spoiler: why does the evil burial ground know that you're plotting to stop Louis [even if you don't know what he's actually up to] and literally snap off your car battery cables from hundreds of miles away or put you into a strange hypnotic sleep, but doesn't seem to mind Louis walking around with morphine syringes in his pocket to kill the big bad?)

This is my third King attempt. He's just not my cup of tea. Sorry.

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GhostWriter221b
Dec 14, 2015

The most riveting yet grotesque of "What If?"s I've ever encountered. Truly effed up.

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JihadiConservative
Aug 31, 2015

Intro: 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 car.

But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth—more terrifying than death itself—and hideously more powerful.

The Creeds are going to learn that sometimes dead is better.

Let me start off by saying that this book did something to me--Not only Pet Sematary scare me, but it psychologically did something to me...This book is psychologically terrifying. While you're reading the book you're like "Wow. This is scary. What a creepy book" but when you're done reading what comes to your thoughts is "what the hell did I just read?!" This book explores deeply into the after life and in the human psyche. This book messes with you. Sometimes....The dead is better. This book scared me lifeless and I will never, never forget it.

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gage2010
Jun 22, 2014

I really enjoyed this book (hence my choice in making my username the name of the little boy in the story.) There is great character development and each person has his/her own thoughts and dialect just like real life. It's not scary per say, just disturbing. If you have kids or a cat, you may look at them differently afterward.

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trintron12
May 15, 2014

its so scary`

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kizaru
Jul 03, 2012

After reading all the comments on/about this book, I was really expecting a scare. unfortunately, this book did not do this for me, but i'll try ''the shining'' next.

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Qryzti
Jun 06, 2012

This is probably the most haunting Stephen King book I've read.

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loudem
Feb 19, 2010

Impressive craftsmanship. This is not horror. This is terror. And it doesn't let down till the end. Superb book. And watch your cat...

cbarr Sep 03, 2009

This is the first book that actually made the hair on the back of my neck stand up (on a number of pages).

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JihadiConservative
Aug 31, 2015

Coarse Language: Fuck, cock, whore, prick, dick, slut, damn, bitch, shit, and much more. This is Stephen King after all...

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JihadiConservative
Aug 31, 2015

Sexual Content: A few sex scenes between married couples. Talk about whores. A very disturbing scene involving a little boy and a old man. The little boy is screaming at the man how his wife F***ed men behind his back and let them shove their C*** up her A**. Very disturbing scene.

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JihadiConservative
Aug 31, 2015

Violence: An car accident. Some disturbing imagery. Two people are murdered with a scapel. Someone is poisoned. People are brought back to life. Very disturbing content.

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JihadiConservative
Aug 31, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Strong and disturbing scenes of horror. Psychological horror. And much more. 100% that you will be terrified. This book played and messes with you until the shocking and ultimately sick and demented ending that will leave readers speechless.

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JihadiConservative
Aug 31, 2015

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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gage2010
Jun 22, 2014

gage2010 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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