Pet Sematary by Stephen King
“Sometimes dead is better…”
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 cat. But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth -- more terrifying than death itself...and hideously more powerful.
I wanted to use the synopsis from GoodReads, because it’s incredibly vague, and I think that a vague description is really what’s best for this novel.
I’m so happy that I read this book! My introduction to Stephen King, was his book Joyland, and I really didn’t like it at all! So I had written him off for a little while. But a couple of my best friends, Sophie and Leslie, LOVE Stephen King, so I had to give him another shot. I don’t regret this decision.
What I loved about Pet Sematary, is King’s ability to create a world in which you can become whole-heartedly invested in. You know everything about the Creed family, and you begin to fall in love with their family patterns, their arguments and make-ups, the childrens’ personalities, the way Dr. Creed handles difficult conversations with his children...etc. Then, when the horror begins to reveal itself, you actually are truly upset, because you loved these characters to whom horrific things have happened.
I love that this book really has built up anticipation and suspense. Some of the spookiness of this book is actually a lot of the back story regarding the “Sematary,” which was really fun, and kept you on the edge of your seat because you wanted to know why things were happening, and what was going on.
My only complaint with this book, was that I think it really could have been about 100 pages shorter. I loved all of the description and story telling, and I do think it was necessary for it to be a longer book, but I found it dragging slightly in some parts; however, this was not enough of a fault for me to dock any stars or half stars from the book.
I absolutely adored this novel, and I rated it 5/5 stars.