Thursday, May 11, 2017

Review: Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Title: Pet Sematary
Author: Stephen King

Read copy: Paperback
Published: November 10, 2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 1444708139
ISBN-13: 9781444708134

The house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed.

Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago.

Only the occasional big truck out on the two-lane highway, grinding up through the gears, hammering down the long gradients, growled out an intrusive threat.

But behind the house and far away from the road: that was safe. Just a carefully cleared path up into the woods where generations of local children have processed 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

My rating:

Pet Sematary...Or as I first heard about it (saw it in movie form); Mačje pokopališče. Saw the movie, read the book, enjoyed the book more.

Interesting characters, gripping storyline exploring the (often) hidden depths of human grief and what it can turn a person in or make a person do, yet intensely creepy and gripping, keeping my interest.

Well-written...Well done.


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