Books | Fiction / Horror
The #1 national bestseller for Stephen King’s rabid fans, Cujo “hits the jugular” (The New York Times) with the story of a friendly Saint Bernard that is bitten by a sick bat. Get ready to meet the most hideous menace ever to savage the flesh and devour the mind."Once upon a time, not so long ago, a monster came to the small town of Castle Rock, Maine." Cujo used to be a big friendly dog, lovable and loyal to his trinity (THE MAN, THE WOMAN, and THE BOY) and everyone around him, and always did his best to not be a BAD DOG. But that all ends on the day this nearly two-hundred-pound Saint Bernard makes the mistake of chasing a rabbit into a hidden underground cave, setting off a tragic chain of events. Now Cujo is no longer himself as he is slowly overcome by a growing sickness, one that consumes his mind even as his once affable thoughts turn uncontrollably and inexorably to hatred and murder. Cujo is about to become the center of a horrifying vortex that will inescapably draw in everyone around him—a relentless reign of terror, fury, and madness from which no one in Castle Rock will truly be safe...
Simon and Schuster
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"Told partially through the perspective of Cujo himself, this book is really heartbreaking in a lot of ways. Mostly the way that Cujo always says he wanted to be a good dog and he always thinks about being a good dog but he slowly descends into madness. This is one of those books that sticks with you and it's very iconic."
"I understand the hype now. Stephen King knows how to right a god damn book. He writes such realistic characters, almost too realistic. He really paints the setting he wants in this book. You even get attached to the villain of the story, which is rare. On top of everything, the ending is absolutely heartbreaking too. One of the saddest endings to a book I’ve ever read. And something I really didn’t expect from a horror book of all books. 26/30 "
"Probably the final stand between Cujo and the main character towards the end of the book."
"Really enjoyed it "