Pet Sematary by Stephen King – REVIEW

StephenKingPetSemataryI read a paperback edition of Pet Sematary published by Hodder.


Published: November 14th, 1983

Publisher: Doubleday (first edition)

Pages: 465 (paperback, Hodder edition)






Synopsis by the publisher:

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.

Stephen King
Stephen King


The Writing:

For those of you who’ve followed me for a while it’s no surprise that Stephen King is one of my absolute favorite authors. The way he writes always hits me in a very special way.

King is one of the few that I’ve read who can make the most unrealistic themes seem like the most natural thing and have my skin crawling and heart racing.

His writing is so vivid and special it makes you feel like you’re right there in the middle of all the monstrosity.

This book is classic Stephen King and just a joy to read.

The Characters:

I loved every single character in Pet Sematary. King has a way of bringing out the best and (most often) the very worst of his characters and that is one of the reasons why I love his stories so much and why they scare me at the same time.

I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll write it yet again:

What’s so amazing with stories like this is no matter how paranormal some of the things in King’s stories is, the true horror is shown in the monsters that lingers inside of people.

The real monsters looks just like you and me!

The Plot:

Pet Sematary (like so many King books) had my heart racing so often and the book was impossible to put down at times.

Dark, scary and the build up just goes up, up and away!

Reading King’s books is like watching a disaster in slow-motion, wanting to shake the characters so they can see what’s coming but not being able to.

You feel so helpless and yet so engrossed in the story that you just have to keep on going.

I loved the ending!

Additional Thoughts:

Classic King books like this one is a joy to read for any horror literature fan and most definitely a story that I will revisit in the future!

Highly recommend!


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