Synopses & Reviews
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.
"The most frightening book Stephen King has ever written!" Publishers Weekly
"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." Annie Gottlieb, The New York Times Book Review
"Why, someone please tell me, was I holding on to this book so hard that my knuckles had begun to turn white?" Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York 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!" Chicago Sun-Times
First published in 1983, Pet Sematary has since been regarded as one of Stephen King's most frightening and controversial novels. Daring to cross the boundaries of conventional fiction, King has woven a tale so fundamentally startling that he himself was hesitant for it to see the light of day upon its completion. A multilayered examination into the nature of untimely death, shattering loss, and utter desperation, Pet Sematary tears asunder the very fabric connecting our seemingly normal world and the afterlife...leaving readers with an awful truth too haunting to forget.
About the Author
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Full Dark No Stars, Blockade Billy, Under the Dome, Just After Sunset, the Dark Tower novels, Cell, From a Buick 8, Everything's Eventual, Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Lisey's Story and Bag of Bones. His acclaimed nonfiction book, On Writing, was recently re-released in a tenth anniversary edition. King was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he was inducted as a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
Table of Contents
The Pet Sematary
The Micmac Burying Ground
Oz the Gweat and Tewwible