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Pet Sematary

by Stephen King

Pocket Books | February 1, 2001 | Mass Market Paperbound

Pet Sematary is rated 4.0714 out of 5 by 14.
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.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 576 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.3 in

Published: February 1, 2001

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743412273

ISBN - 13: 9780743412278

Found in: Horror, Horror

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great to think about after reading. I would recommend this book to people who like that eerie feeling while reading, for the people who like to think about life and death, and for people who are looking for a good place to start getting into the "horror" genre of novels or even to people who just like reading horror books and haven't read this before. I have heard people say this is one of the scariest books they have read!
Date published: 2014-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still Scary! Having read this book 28 years ago as a teenager,I decided to reread Pet Sematery. The story is framed as an eerie version of the biblical tale of Lazarus with the morality of bringing back the dead as its main focus. The tragic tale of the Creed family will have you just a bit more fearful of big trucks on quiet Maine roads. Stephen King is a living legend.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Masterpiece Of The Macabre... This was the first novel that I ever read from Stephen King, as it not only introduced me to his bizarre world of literature, but it is also still my undisputed favourite from him. Dark, imaginative and suspenseful, this is King at his scariest, as he deals with the inevitable subject matter of death, grief and one’s own mortality. Not for the faint of heart!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best King book I've read in recent memory. 4.25 stars Louis is a doctor and has moved his family (he, his wife Rachel, his 5-year old daughter Ellie, and his 2-year old son Gage, plus their cat Church) to small town, Ludlow, Maine. Their house is on a busy highway, where big trucks regularly speed past. A bit of a distance behind the house, down a well-kept path, is the "Pet Sematary", where locals often bury their pets. I don't want to give away too much more of the summary, though I know as it is, the summary isn't saying very much. This is the best King book I've read in recent memory; it's harder to compare to the King books I read years ago, though. It just builds and builds to it's horrifying conclusion, and it IS a horrifying conclusion! The book is already rising in my mind on what I'd like to rate it, but I'm going to leave it as is, as this is how I felt I wanted to rate it as I read it. It seems, though, that with time and thinking back on it, it will just get better in my mind.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Indifference Breeds Quitting I wish I could say that I tried harder to get through Pet Semetary before giving it up, that I carried it with me, that I read it in those stolen moments of banality, which I do with most books, but the fact is I didn't. And that says much about why I've decided to put it down unfinished. It's not that the story is a bad idea. Stephen King's story of the Creed family -- new to Maine and a life near Bangor -- is pretty clever and has enough going on that it should be interesting. They move in, they argue about how to explain death to their children, their cat dies and is born again with a mean streak, then there son Gage dies and all hell breaks loose. It should be creepy (I remember the movie being creepy when I was younger), and it probably would be if I could go on, but I just don't care. When I am reading it I enjoy it well enough (it has been my walking home from jogging book), but once I put it down I don't really want to go back. I'm not sure why, although I think it might be have something to do with it just not frightening me. Indeed, nothing by King frightens me...ever!...and when I am reading a horror I want more than creepy and readable, I want freaky-to-the-core, make-it-hard-to-sleep-late-at-night, compel-me-to-keep-going-in-spite-of-myself scary. And King never seems to do that. Thus ends my third attempt at reading King. I am sure I will try again a few years from now (something always pulls me back), but after book one of The Dark Tower underwhelmed me and Pet Semetary went onto my unfinished shelf, I realized it was time to concede my indifference and move on once again. Sorry King fans...he's just not my bag.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rorrrrrroowww! This book was very silly. It wasn't scary and for the most part it was very boring. (JUST KIDDING!) This book is awesome! Its one of the best horror books around! 5 stars!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome This book is great. It's very exciting. It has a nice flow and doesn't get boring.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Here, kitty kitty... This book is awesome! It's wonderfully creepy and will keep you hooked! But beware: don't read this book right before bed, or you'll need to sleep with the lights on!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read I came to a local chapters looking for a good horror book because i havent read many of them and i came across this book. I thoguht it was absolutley great and astounding. I'm currently in grade 8 and when my teacher saw that I reading this book i think he was pretty shocked. This book is about the dead coming back to life(yes i know, it sounds pretty stupid). But trust me, it is not. Once you read this book you will figure out how great it is.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hey Ho Lets Go! This is a remarkable book, its very good. Its interesting and has an amazing plot, I was a bit skeptical when my cousin told me its about the dead coming back to life. But after reading it I realized hwo amazing it truly is its one of the best books I have ever read.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The thriller of a lifetime This book takes you on the wild adventure of the creeds. Just when you think that something good will happen another twist of gory fate is thrown into come up with a cliffhanger to make you not want to put the book down. Even though i read it in more that one sitting, with every page, and every passage the excitement build until the climax which shocked me so much , i read it three times to make sure what i was reading was correct. I loved it, and will read it again and again. I will be honest the first nite i finished i had nightmares but thats when you know you have a really good thriller book, and one he11 of an author.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pet semetary I really thought that the book was tastefully done with a fine line between scary and original I would also really like to see a sequil! I loved it, I am 13 and i read that book in 2 nights, i read this book right when i got home from school until i had to go to sleep.I really truely loved it!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from " Gave Me Nightmares" This book was totally awsome!!!! It kept me up for hours reading this suspense novel by Stephen King. If you like Stephen King as much as I do I definitely recommend this book. It was packed with lots of horror. It was a roller coster of terror.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pet Sematary This was one of Stephen Kings scariest book I have read. The concept of the novel is having those you love come back to live with you as the walking dead, in the form of how they died in. This novel reminded me of my favourite short story in highschool called "The Monkey's Paw". The only thing about this novel is the story goes at a good pace until the end where all of a sudden the story turns chaotic and it is hard to follow. This book is a good read for all you horror fans!!!
Date published: 2013-10-29

– More About This Product –

Pet Sematary

by Stephen King

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 576 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.3 in

Published: February 1, 2001

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743412273

ISBN - 13: 9780743412278

About the Book

""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.

Read from the Book

Chapter One Louis Creed, who had lost his father at three and who had never known a grandfather, never expected to find a father as he entered his middle age, but that was exactly what happened...although he called this man a friend, as a grown man must do when he finds the man who should have been his father relatively late in life. He met this man on the evening he and his wife and his two children moved into the big white frame house in Ludlow. Winston Churchill moved in with them. Church was his daughter Eileen''s cat. The search committee at the university had moved slowly, the hunt for a house within commuting distance of the university had been hair-raising, and by the time they neared the place where he believed the house to be -- all the landmarks are right...like the astrological signs the night before Caesar was assassinated, Louis thought morbidly -- they were all tired and tense and on edge. Gage was cutting teeth and fussed almost ceaselessly. He would not sleep, no matter how much Rachel sang to him. She offered him the breast even though it was off his schedule. Gage knew his dining schedule as well as she -- better, maybe -- and he promptly bit her with his new teeth. Rachel, still not entirely sure about this move to Maine from Chicago, where she had lived her whole life, burst into tears. Eileen promptly joined her. In the back of the station wagon, Church continued to pace restlessly as he had done for the last three days it had taken them to drive here fr
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Table of Contents


Contents

Introduction

Part One
The Pet Sematary

Part Two
The Micmac Burying Ground

Part Three
Oz the Gweat and Tewwible

From the Publisher

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.

From the Jacket

"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.

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Bag of Bones, the screenplay Storm of the Century, and The Green Mile. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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