4.5 New movie version currently in production This book was so well written, the characters completely fleshed out, that it s very hard to believe King wrote this book so drunk that he doesn t even remember writing it Wow And to then win the British Fantasy Awardand two movies All I ever seemed to do when I was drunk was trash the house.and worse hurt those who loved me closest which is why, like King, I gave the stuff up over a year ago.What a complete page turner very hard to put down, especially when the action startsimpossible not to get your stomach in a terrible knot during the last part of the book, ugh physically painful to read Earlier onvery sad for dog lovers before he loses all that was lovable King is great at many things, and one he s done on several occasions is to write from a dog s point of view which he does very well once again in Cujo what happened to him was so unfair and the tiniest bit of money for a yearly shot would have saved both Cujo from this agonizingly slow, painful, and miserable way to die, as well as the people Of all of King s early novels, this is the only one that relies on horror that can actually happen to normal people.This book tells the stories of two very different families Both with very real problems Vic and Donna Trenton are facing a crisis in their marriage infidelity on her part, which is broken off before Vic becomes aware Unfortunately he finds out at the worst possible time a time he really needs to focus on his Ad agency..saving it from losing it s biggest client and plummeting the family out of their successful lifestyle Their son Tad has his own demonsright in his bedroom closet which does act strangely..the door opening when it s latched and It s the only part of the novel which is outside the realm of real life horror note on this below Steve the tennis pro does not take to the break up very well and adds much drama that could cost Tad and Donna their lives or looking at it with an ironic twist possibly save them, because his actions bring Vic running home from his important meeting in New York The second family include blue collar Joe and Charity Chambers, and their son Brett and oh boy, do they face a household of demons as well including alcoholism, spousal abuse and child abuse.and most important to this story neglect of the family dog, especially when it comes to the vet.The first half of this book is spent excellently developing the characters including an superb job with Cujo When Vic has to leave for his meeting in New York, he leaves Donna with car problems.which leads to Donna and tiny Tad just barely making it to the Cambers home garage Joe is an excellent, inexpensive mechanic , when the car finally dies in near 100 degree weather Every person in the house is gone for a long time, and they are met by Cujo, whose illness has finally driven him mad Here begins the gut wrenching stakeout for days trapped in the cars growing oven It s utterly horrifying, and I do not remember ever forgetting to breath as I read a book, but here I did forget over and over.I couldn t take it felt like ripping my own hair out at times This book took everything I physically had in me to not die of desperation myself I need to add here Edward Lorn s review adds some pretty cool tie ins, that make that seemingly unimportant closet door much interesting I m guessing that many of you own or have owned a dog at some point in your life And, i m also guessing that you d consider said dog to be loyal to you and part of your family So, I ask you, can you possibly imagine what you d do if your dog went rabid Pooch would lose his appetite Start to become easily confused Tired His brain would melt and with that he d forget about you Forget the loyalty and love he held for you.He d feel intense pain.In his eyes YOU would become the reason that he feels this pain.Mix this with a claustrophobic seige over a few days, some marital issues, a child that suffers from sleepless nights and you have Cujo.King really doesn t hold back any punches with this Be warned It s bleak, but an amazing read. Outside A Peaceful Town In Central Maine, A Monster Is Waiting Cujo Is A Two Hundred Pound Saint Bernard, The Best Friend Brett Camber Has Ever Had One Day Cujo Chases A Rabbit Into A Bolt Hole A Cave Inhabited By Sick Bats What Happens To Cujo, How He Becomes A Horrifying Vortex Inexorably Drawing In All The People Around Him Makes For One Of The Most Heart Stopping Novels Stephen King Has Written 4.5 estrellas Regreso a hacerle la rese a Isuse Hriste na biciklu Nedeljama nakon itanja ove knjige ose aj izmo denosti i devastiranosti me ne napu ta, utisak je i dalje prejak Iz neobja njivih razloga dugo sam elela da pro itam ovu knjigu i ispostavilo se da e mi ona biti me u omiljenim Kingovim pri ama.Opisi likova i radnje, ta nije apsolutno svega to se de ava ine da sve te e toliko sporo da se u jednom trenutku zapitate za to i emu sve to Sa druge stranje, upravo zbog te detaljnosti, sa likovima sam se povezala i vi e nego to bi trebalo Nejasan je ta an trenutak u kojem po inje borba za ivot jer je zapravo opisan ceo proces u kojem nastupa u as Cepanje dramskog vremena gde se stvara iluzija da doga aj traje beskona no iako je sve gotovo u manje od 48 sati vas potpuno slu uje, dok pro itano ostaje sa vama i nakon to zaklopite korice.U osnovi, pri a i likovi su potpuno tipi ni tro lana porodica, dete je uvek de ak izme u 5 i 10 godina, dok je radnja u neku ruku i banalna Svakako nije nikakva genijal tina u pitanju kada govorimo o iniocima i o postavci radnje Genijalan je na in stvaranja suspenzije kod itaoca, kao i njegovo pecanje razli itim emotivnim udica,a Ono to me je mo da odu evilo vi e od svega jeste to to ova pri a zapravo ima kraj view spoiler Tokom itanja sam se toliko emotivno investirala u to da li e Dona i Tedi Trenton uspeti da se izbore sa pobesnelim Kud om kao i u to da li e Vik uop te sti i do njih da me je rasplet pogodio kao brzi voz i potpuno razneo I dalje mi je te ko da poverujem da je posle svega Tedi ipak preminuo iako se ini logi nim hide spoiler The monster never dies.4.5 Cujo was a book I thought I was going to like, but not be scared of it I mean, how scary can a rabid dog be, really , but boy was I wrong with the second statement This book did scare me It still does when I think about it It even reminded me of Pet Sematary which is my favorite King s book, and that says quite a lot Cujo is a story about a Saint Bernard dog who one day chased a rabbit into a bolt hole The problem was that the hole was filled with rabid bats, and one of them scratched Cujo But the horror of this book does not begin there It begins on page one, with Frank Dodd, but because I don t want to spoil anyone I will not say anything about that, except that I wished that King focused on that aspect of the story a bit since those parts scared me the most When it comes to characters, as usual, King did not disappoint Most of the characters were well flushed out, and it s not hard to care for their problems But my main problem with this book is that around 50 pages could ve been left out, and the story would not change a bit especially Sharp Cereal Professor discussions I honestly don t know what was the point of them Apart from that, I really liked it, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to read a scary story that will crawl under your skin, and stay there even after you close the book. If you re looking for a creepy read, this is it Cujo was written during a time in which Stephen King was doing drugs, and it was exactly for that reason that I wanted to read it.Cujo is a cute, however big, St Bernhards dog, who one day gets bitten by a rabid bat This incidence turns Cujo into monster who longs for food and no one can feel safe around this formerly beloved dog The scenes with Cujo were nerve wracking, but what I loved the most about this novel were the characters which we get to know very well Cujo features children and adults who all find themselves in everyday situations when Cujo appears and makes their lives a living hell I think that if you have a fear of rabid animals, this book will certainly hit you To me personally, it wasn t the scariest book I ve ever read, but it definitely contains some chapters and car scenes which will stick to my mind. Wow That ending was a real gut punch Stephen King usually doesn t do that but Holy Shit Cujo was written while Stephen King was in the depths of his alcoholism Uncle Stevie doesn t even remember writing it and if you think about it he didn t write it his alcoholism did Like Cujo, alcoholism is rabid dog that will stop at nothing in its mission to kill you Like Cujo alcoholism is unrelenting and scary Cujo is written almost stream of conscious there are no chapters I didn t expect to feel bad for Cujo but I did He wasn t evil he was just sick Through no fault of his own he got bit and contracted rabies He was suffering and in pain That proves Stephen King is an amazing writer because I don t even like dogs Cujo is a classic A must read Stephen King Fans Book club January read. Cujo is a hard book to read It s a short book, but there are certain scenes that just gut me And all those sections occur in the last 25 pages of the book The first half of this book goes by rather quickly Then Donna and Tad get stuck out at Camber s place and I simply do not want to continue reading The first time I read this book was after having watched the movie Cool enough flick Slasher film with a dog instead of a masked killer Survivor is the woman and her son Rock on I don t like that the dog was used as a monster, but I dealt with it because poor Cuje was sick And then I read the book.There is a big fucking tie in between Cujo and the rest of King s books that no one ever mentions My theory is, as far as I know, not impossible Firstly, Cujo s behavior in the book is constantly referred to as odd This is aside from the fact that he has rabies Many times, characters in the book refer to Cujo as than just a sick dog Secondly, the closet Something s living in Tad s closet This is made cement at the end of the book when Tad s father Vic watches the door knob turn and the door open all by its lonesome Finally, Frank Dodd is called the monster of Castle Rock at the beginning of the book, and then King goes on to say that that monster returns in 1980 A monster A monster that can take different forms A monster that is active in Castle Rock during the time Pennywise is supposedly asleep in Derry A monster that changes shapes See where I m going with this Think of the gigantic bird that ravages the dance at least I think it was a dance in It Now, stay with me, think about the fact that King wrote The Dead Zone, Cujo, and Pet Sematary all while writing It Also there are mentions of this monster in both Insomnia and the Dark Tower series Conspiracy theory established Debunk in the comment section below.Notable names George Bannerman, Johnny Smith, and Frank Dodd The Dead Zone Castle Rock mentioned throughout the King verse In summation If you read Cujo and are not in some way affected by the goings down in the this book, I don t want to know you because you re an emotional cripple This book is only bad in the sense that it drags out the worst of humanity and showcases it in the unrelenting sunlight and creates a monster out of a good dog But this shit happens It s life Endings are not always happy things Oh, and this is the last time I m reading this book I m not doing this shit to myself again Time for some My Little Pony Later. Writing a review about Cujo is a little like reminiscing about being a teenager and listening to Black Sabbath Trying to describe it, and to put the experience in words, reveals the cartoonish elements in stark relief But while being read, the novel is rich with storytelling and complex than would seem on it s surface And like the best of Sabbath It rocks.Yes, it s about a town that gets eaten by a big, rabid dog, but King is able, and with some credibility, to tell a tale of modern paranoia and suspense, with elements of horror that are all too believable to a modern audience.
Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.
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- Stephen King
- 11 April 2019 Stephen King