JLH3179, July 6, 2010 (view all comments by JLH3179)
How do any of us respond to death and grief? That is the underlying issue to Stephen King's amazing novel. Although it has plenty of horror to interest his hard-core fans and casual readers, it really drives home the extent some people go to to hold on to things that we love. A great summer read.
by Publishers Weekly,
"The most frightening book Stephen King has ever written!"
by Annie Gottlieb, The New York Times Book Review,
"Masterful, chilling, juicily horrible....Like most of Mr. King's novels, Pet Sematary loses credibility toward the end, as it gains in gore....Nor is Pet Sematary his best book as a piece of writing....Reader, beware. This is a book for those who like to take their scare straight — with a chaser of despair."
by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times,
"Why, someone please tell me, was I holding on to this book so hard that my knuckles had begun to turn white?"
by Chicago Sun-Times,
"Stephen King's newest reign of terror is a hair-raiser....[H]e oozes Nameless Dread right into your shoes in waves of unspeakable gore...and are you trapped! Ayiee....You'll be scared!"
Don’t miss the classic tale from King of Horror and #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, described by Publishers Weekly as “the most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written.”
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.
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