Books | Fiction / Horror
Now a major motion picture from Paramount Pictures starring John Lithgow, Jason Clarke, and Amy Seimetz! Stephen King’s #1 New York Times bestseller Pet Sematary, a “wild, powerful, disturbing” (The Washington Post Book World) classic about evil that exists far beyond the grave—among King’s most iconic and beloved novels.When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Despite Ludlow’s tranquility, an undercurrent of danger exists here. Those trucks on the road outside the Creed’s beautiful old home travel by just a little too quickly, for one thing…as is evidenced by the makeshift graveyard in the nearby woods where generations of children have buried their beloved pets. Then there are the warnings to Louis both real and from the depths of his nightmares that he should not venture beyond the borders of this little graveyard where another burial ground lures with seductive promises and ungodly temptations. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there—one more terrifying than death itself, and hideously more powerful. As Louis is about to discover for himself sometimes, dead is better…
Simon and Schuster
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"This is my favorite Stephen King book, and it's also his scariest. Not necessarily because of the semetary or what comes out of it, but the headspace the main character is in. /\Spoilers/\ Dealing with the loss of your kid, your wife being shell-shocked and completely broken, getting in a fistfight at the funeral and spilling the casket, is sure to put anyone into a spiral of desperation and depression. Being able to rationalize why the MC does what he did is the scary part. Loved it. "
"I've only read one other Stephen king book and that's the shining which is good but has problematic things in it so reluctantly I gave this one a try and I actually had a such a good time reading it I will say it didn't give me the really spooky vibes I wanted it was more sad then anything but I think it's still spooky enough to be a good October read This one was a little slow to read but I did want to know how it was gonna play out which kept me going what I like most about the book was our main characters inner dialogue in his head was just to funny hearing what he said and what he actually wanted to say Like the dad was just to sarcastic and funny but other times he did just ramble way to much but this book was a fun read for spooky season"
"I am not what you would call a Stephen King fan, but this book…..did what it was supposed to do. Scared the $%*t out of me."
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