Pet Sematary

Paperback, 480 pages

English language

Published Aug. 7, 2019 by Hodder & Stoughton.

ISBN:
978-1-5293-7831-3
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OCLC Number:
1059545655

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3 stars (99 reviews)

The house looks right, feels right to Dr Louis Creed. Rambling, old and comfortable. A place where the family can settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seem a world away from the fume-choked dangers of the city. It's only those big trucks on the road outside which growl out$ unnerving threats.

Behind the house there's a carefully cleared path up into the woods to a place where generations of local children have walked in procession with the solemn innocence of the young, taking with them their dear departed pets for burial.

A sad place maybe, but safe. Surely a safe place. Not a place to seep into your dreams, to wake you, sweating with fear and foreboding .. --back cover

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Review of 'Pet Sematary' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

High expectations for this one...

I recall picking this up 3 years ago, reading the first hundred or so pages and putting it back down—I now see why. It's not that it's poorly-written, it is quite good but 'the best of Stephen King' is just not the title I'd willingly give this book.

3/5
Alright read.

Review of 'Pet Sematary' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

"The soil of a man's heart is stonier."

I really enjoyed this book. I found a lot of analogies with addiction and regret. That nagging feeling that's hard to shake. King was in the middle of his addiction when he wrote this, and there are several bits taken from his actual life.

"Smucky, he was obedient."

Review of 'Friedhof der Kuscheltiere' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

I know Stephen King is like the godfather of horror novels, but actually I get the impression he writes social studies more than horror.

It took 4/5ths of the book to finally get to the horror part, which was admittedly creepy, but more in a shout-at-them-in-my-head way. They're such idiots? And they learn nothing? Not ever?

I guess it's just not my kind of horror. I prefer they've-done-everything-right-and-are-still-f@&#ed kind of stories.

Review of 'Pet Sematary' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

4.5 stars. As usual, Stephen King inspired and scared the pants off me in equal measure. Also as usual for vintage King, there's a lot of period-typical misogyny and racism in this book which took me out of the story at times but it wasn't more than what you'd expect.

This book is essentially a book about death, moreso than any other book of his I've read. It's about our relationship with death, our fear of it, the shocking finality of it, and the importance of accepting that it is natural and inevitable and always just around the corner.

This doesn't mean that there's non-stop gore in this book. In fact, it's mostly two dudes sitting around philosophising about death and telling stories about the people and pets who are no longer with them. Not to say that it was boring because it definitely was not. This is what King …

Review of 'Cmętarz zwieżąt' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Kolejna dobra książka Stephena Kinga, którą przeczytałem w ostatnim czasie.

Senne miasteczko w USA, które skrywa mroczną tajemnicę związaną z pobliskim cmentarzem dla zwierząt. Jak daleko można posunąć się, aby zatrzymać przy sobie najbliższych? Czy śmierć można pokonać, a jeśli tak, to jaką cenę trzeba będzie za to zapłacić?

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